A human baby is born with approximately 300 bones. As the child develops, some of these bones fuse together to form the 206 bones of the adult human skeleton. In fact, the newborn cranium has three infused plates at birt... More »

Parents can use a formula feeding chart as a guide to ensure that their children are getting the nutrients required for proper growth. A feeding chart also is beneficial to make sure that a baby eats enough throughout a ... More »

An ultrasound cannot diagnose whether a fetus has Down syndrome, but it can find characteristics called soft markers that may indicate the possibility of Down syndrome, reports Doctors must perform other prena... More »

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