He's not just getting a cold. He's building his microbiome. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

Eva Hu-Stiles virtually interacts with her grandmother. iPad assist by Elise Hu-Stiles. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

toggle caption John W. Poole/NPR

In a study of 4,000 pregnant women, fish accounted for only 7 percent of blood mercury levels. JackF/iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption JackF/iStockphoto.com

Sucking may be one of the most beneficial ways to clean a baby's dirty pacifier, a study found iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

Renande Raphael, aged 16 months, is measured to check whether she is growing normally. She's part of a trial in Haiti to see if an extra daily snack of enriched peanut butter prevents stunting and malnutrition. Alex E. Proimos/via flickr hide caption

toggle caption Alex E. Proimos/via flickr

I could use some shushing and swaddling right about now. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

Shots - Health News

Swaddling and Shushing Help Soothe Babies After Vaccinations

Nobody wants to hear a baby cry. Researchers say the same techniques that soothe a colicky infant can help relieve the pain of vaccinations.

Listen Loading… 4:02
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/151053367/151189556" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor