The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.
Nigeria has an alarming number of stunted children. This can hold back the country's long-term productivity if there is no intervention.
Ads depicting mothers in the UK and Australia between 1950 and 2010 continue to limit maternal knowledge to the domestic sphere and reinforce gender stereotypes of 'professional' expertise
Most UK workplaces aren't set up for women to breastfeed, so is it any wonder rates are so low.
One in four Australians is overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence, but it's difficult to predict who is at risk. These three questions can help.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
Clicker training and treats aren't the way to raise a healthy and happy child.
Research shows if time out is used occasionally, briefly and the child understands the process, it can be a useful parenting tool for kids aged two to eight.
The myth that women are superior multitaskers has just been busted. So, let's divide work in and out of the home so women aren't left running themselves ragged.
Postpartum psychosis affects one to two mothers in every 1,000 births but specialist help in the UK is seriously lacking.
Breastfeeding mothers are turning to online groups due to dwindling real-life support — but these volunteer-led platforms don't always have the best advice.
The UK Court of Appeal ruled in late May that it is not sex discrimination for employers to enhance maternity pay but only provide the statutory rate of shared parental pay.
In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.
Psychology researchers are interested in what makes a hero. Turns out many mothers tick off those same boxes by fulfilling a range of needs for their offspring.
Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
Despite what the statistics suggest, many teenage parents say having a baby has transformed their lives.
Mothers are told to stop breastfeeding when taking certain medications – even if they won't harm their baby.
For many working women, motherhood is a major interruption to their career. Some eventually work their way back up to full-time work, but there are many other paths that women might follow.
About 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental illness.
Many parents decide to have a second child in the expectation that two can't be more work that one – but new research shows that idea to be mistaken.