Can you use a test intended for adults or older children? How do you test a wriggling or grumpy small child anyway? We’re infection control and child health researchers. Here are our tips.
As cases continue to skyrocket in Australia, parents are understandably worried about what would happen if their baby got COVID.
No easy formula.
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An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.
There are many ways that families, health-care providers and communities can support the sleep of mothers of babies six months and older.
Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.
Thirty-six percent of surveyed families with young children said they did not have enough diapers during the pandemic.
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Researchers find that households without enough diapers for their children are more likely to struggle with other hardships.
Avoiding or reducing added sugar in your child’s diet can be tricky.
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Children who are fed diets high in added sugars are more likely than children with lower sugar intakes to have a number of negative health consequences as they develop.
Baby talk is cute when used with babies. But when adults converse with each other? Not so much.
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As many as two-thirds of couples do it.
Learning to read.
Take turns in conversation and make rhymes.
Whether they breastfeed or use formula, food insecure mothers are struggling to feed their babies.
With the high cost of infant formula, food-insecure mothers who cannot breastfeed are struggling to feed their babies.
There is immense interest in understanding whether potentially protective SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are provided to the baby via breast milk. This is what we know so far.
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Interviewees describe ‘scrimping and saving’ to make ends meet.
Kenyan women march towards a restaurant after a female client was allegedly thrown out for breastfeeding and not covering up.
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Provision of breastfeeding support and information within the community can lead to a significant increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates.
The stay-at-home order appears to have been mostly beneficial for parents, who reported improvement in their co-parenting experience despite the many challenges they faced.
Parents with a newborn were doing significantly better on most parental and relational outcomes during lockdown.
Despite claims to the contrary, the real thing cannot be replicated.
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Around the globe, 823,000 child deaths could be prevented annually with appropriate breastfeeding. Formula makers continue to defy a 40-year-old international code on marketing their product.
Isolation and other pandemic stresses can harm pregnant women’s mental health, with effects on their babies too.
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Pregnant women’s experiences can affect their babies’ health, even into adulthood. Researchers know societywide stresses can lead to these long-term consequences – and the pandemic likely fits the bill.
The babies born since March 11 2020 have faced a unique set of challenges.
With their prominent foreheads, low eye position and rounded body, koalas can seem almost baby-like. But is that enough to save them?
Parents can provide effective comfort and pain management for their infants.
There are effective ways to help reduce babies’ pain during blood draws and injections, but they are used in less than 50 per cent of newborns. Here’s how to ease your infant’s pain.
Shaking polypropylene bottles and washing them with very hot water can release millions of tiny plastic particles. Here are four ways to reduce exposure.
Babies born via caesarean had lower scores in fine motor skills and communication.
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Our study joins a growing body of evidence that suggests caesarean sections may have more consequences than previously thought.