Shaking polypropylene bottles and washing them with very hot water can release millions of tiny plastic particles. Here are four ways to reduce exposure.
Our study joins a growing body of evidence that suggests caesarean sections may have more consequences than previously thought.
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.
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.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
WHO has said that countries must act to stop donations of infant formula in emergencies.
The way in which the pandemic has altered the maternity experience has unexpected echoes with expectant mothers during the second world war.
As local councils deal with a 'bureaucratic backlog', should births be registered by telephone, post, or online?
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.
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.
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.
Society shapes people’s preferences and emphasises the value of having genetically related children.
Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies may have become more sick with COVID-19.
Preparing now can help keep you and your loved ones safe.
The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.
You don't have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.