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.
American support of the formula industry comes at the cost of the health and lives of Black and brown babies, at home and abroad.
There may be additional long-term health harms from antibiotic exposure in early life and before birth, including an increased risk of infection, obesity and asthma.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
Research shows thyroid hormone, which is required for brain development in all vertebrates, is severely affected by chemicals present in our everyday cleaning products, clothing and cookware.
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.
Researchers teamed up with artist Imogen Heap to discover what music makes babies laugh.
What effect does music have on the developing brains of babies who haven't even learnt to talk?