A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
Women's health in the months and years before they become pregnant can impact on their health during pregnancy and the baby's development, our new research shows.
Our study found babies born via medical or surgical intervention were at increased risk of health problems, from jaundice and feeding issues, to diabetes, respiratory infections and eczema.
Mozambique has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Researchers hope to reduce this, with an ambitious project aimed at empowering women and girls.
Domperidone raises levels of prolactin, which increases the production of breast milk. It's safe for mothers and babies, but not all women will experience the same increase in milk volume.
Women often express a fear of giving birth en route to the hospital, and these fears have some basis.
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a common and often painful condition that
most children will experience at least once in their first year.
SIDS is diagnosed when no other cause of death is found, but SIDS infants do have some characteristics in common.
From the moment their baby is born, Australian parents receive conflicting advice on how to cope with newborn issues. What we are doing wastes our resources, but we're not investing in alternatives.
Women who don't get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
The high-profile Charlie Gard case could change the way end-of-life decisions play out around the world.
A widely publicised study that cast doubt on the safety of milk formula was misleading, based on dubiously reported studies and may have serious consequences.
An extensive amount of research has shown a direct link between air quality and fetal and infant health. Cleaner air has saved lives – and money.
Parents who notice their child has a flat head should talk to a GP or specialist to see if any treatment is needed.
Banked breast milk is a safe source of shared human milk, and can be a life-saver for very premature babies.
Planning to give birth just a little early carries long-term risks for babies, as researchers are discovering. This is why we should be concerned.
In pregnancy, immune cells help the uterus tolerate and nurture the embryo despite it carrying foreign genes from the father. In most women, suppressing immunity will likely cause more harm than good.
People often tell new parents to avoid 'baby talk' because it will slow down the child's language development. But evidence shows it does the opposite.
If you have a ten-month-old baby, what do you need to know? What do you need to ask your GP about the benefits and risks of antibiotics?
New research has found a commonly used method of preventing early or pre-term birth (delivery of a baby before 37 weeks) may in fact be causing more to occur, and leading to further problems.