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.
Being separated is shown to have a negative impact on wellbeing, and can interrupt bonding with the baby.
The Biden administration wants workers in child care and pre-K programs to earn at least $15 per hour.
It’s understandably frightening and distressing when your child stops breathing and passes out. But breath-holding spells are actually fairly common in young children, and not dangerous.
Scientists issued an urgent call for better federal regulation of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Here’s what you can do to reduce your family’s risk.
Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here’s what parents need to know.
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.
New research finds that while some women thrived during lockdown, others found breastfeeding to be difficult and overwhelming.
Women want to start breastfeeding again for a range of reasons, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what’s involved.
Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.
Some experts are concerned about the rise in surgery to treat the common condition known as tongue-tie, when the tissue under the tongue is short, thick or tight. Here’s a guide to your options.
With caregivers’ faces covered, infants and young children will miss out on all the visual cues they’d normally get during stages of rapid developmental growth.
Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
Designating an object with the movement of a finger is at the heart of human communication, yet precisely why we point isn’t clearly understood. A new paper indicates that it may be related to touch.
The man whose book outsold all others, except the Bible.
Using a sing song voice helps babies tell the difference between words like ‘mummy’ or ‘daddy’.
One of the concerns parents have if their baby needs surgery is whether the general anaesthetic will affect the child’s developing brain. New research finds it won’t.
Vegan diets can come with significant risks for babies if not planned and supplemented very carefully.
Formula feeding has been linked to higher weight gain in children. But parents who are formula feeding their babies can take measures to promote healthy weight gain.
A new wave of research is looking at how drugs we’re already familiar with can be used in prenancy to improve outcomes for unborn babies.