Africa has made good progress towards reducing maternal mortality and newborn deaths over the past decade. But climate change is reversing the gains.
Midwives get blamed but contradictions in policy sometimes tie their hands.
New research shows that breastfeeding rates peaked in 2020, a time of strict COVID restrictions.
Low-income mothers with infants are struggling with food insecurity, which can lead to long-term health impacts for both mothers and children.
Revisions to the CDC’s developmental milestone checklists removed crawling as a skill that babies pick up at a typical age. A biomedical engineer describes how more research may clarify its role.
Not enough data is being collected about the impact taking prescription medication has on breastfeeding.
Even otherwise healthy children can end up in hospital with this winter respiratory virus.
How did this strange new world affect babies born during the height of the pandemic? Our research sought to find out.
COVID-19 vaccination has been shown to be safe in pregnancy, and protects both the mother and infant from severe disease. It’s now also clear that infants’ antibody protection continues after birth.
Parents and emergency responders repeatedly said evacuation centres should have a separate space for families with very young children. Here’s what else we could do.
How you tell the story of a momentous event can help you make sense of what happened. Research finds new moms’ and dads’ narratives around childbirth held clues about their transition to parenthood.
Research findings are mostly reassuring for parents — despite the disruptions to nearly every aspect of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, most children continue to show healthy development.
Two experts on children’s play explain why you should be skeptical of toys that are advertised as being educational, and what to look for instead.
How to be more a more eco-friendly parent – it’s not as simple as ditching disposable nappies.
Discontinuing expanded health-care funding will result in less prenatal care for uninsured patients, more health risks, higher costs to the health system, and moral distress for health-care providers.
It’s estimated that 1.63 million tons of material will be produced in 2023 for wet wipes.
UK surrogacy law reform: what you need to know about the proposed changes and how they could affect you.
Many families in the US encountered empty shelves when they went in search of infant formula during COVID-19.
There’s no simple “yes” or “no” answer to whether we should produce more children when Earth is in such dire straits.
The key is to understand what is happening, and then help them relax.