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.
Researchers asked over 1,200 women about their experiences with breastfeeding during lockdown.
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.
It’s a … fire!
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Increasingly outlandish gender reveal parties align perfectly with the values of an economy that's always scrolling for the next best thing.
If governments are looking for a post-pandemic "baby boom" to help populations grow, then they should increase the amount and duration of paid parental leave for both mums and partners.
Learning how to say ‘more.’
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Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
Breastfeeding is important at all times, but even more so in emergencies.
WHO has said that countries must act to stop donations of infant formula in emergencies.
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The way in which the pandemic has altered the maternity experience has unexpected echoes with expectant mothers during the second world war.
Delivered, not signed or sealed.
As local councils deal with a 'bureaucratic backlog', should births be registered by telephone, post, or online?
Preventing early skin to skin contact potentially disrupts newborn physiology.
The WHO recommends women should be encouraged to breastfeed straight after birth, for both the mothers's and baby’s health, including increasing baby’s immunity.
We found babies born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy were likely to weigh less and be born earlier. Our study adds to a growing body of evidence on this topic.
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.
Babies love to look at faces for good reason.
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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.
Babies around the world love ‘baby-talk’ and it can help them learn language too.
New research shows that babies around the world love baby talk — and when adults baby talk to them it is good for their language development.