Our study joins a growing body of evidence that suggests caesarean sections may have more consequences than previously thought.
Women want to start breastfeeding again for a range of reasons, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what's involved.
Breastfeeding is important for infant and maternal health. But without national data non breastfeeding rates, we have no idea whether things are improving or getting worse.
Introducing food allergens early is the best way to prevent food allergies from developing. Even in a pandemic, the benefits outweigh the very small risk of a severe reaction requiring emergency care.
Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies may have become more sick with COVID-19.
If you're expressing breast milk for your baby, it's important to understand how to store it safely – particularly when we're experiencing warmer weather.
Although research can provide us with useful evidence to help inform our decisions, underfunded research areas still mean that women are being left in the dark.
Babies are particularly vulnerable in emergencies, especially in hot weather. Here's what your emergency kit needs to ensure they stay hydrated if you have to evacuate or you lose power or water.
Almost one in three new mothers report severe problems getting their baby to sleep and settle. Every baby is different but some women are more likely to struggle – here's why.
Supporting mums in prison and whose babies are in care to breastfeed has benefits for mums, their children and wider society.
Research shows fainting in pregnancy may be associated with medical problems for the child at birth and heart conditions in the mother post delivery.
Usually we set out to get plenty of fibre and little fat, but nutritional advice for pregnant women and parents of toddlers who are vegan is different.
The evidence is clear that newborn babies do better when they 'room-in' with their opioid-dependent mothers. So why are hospitals across Canada so slow to provide this recognized standard of care?
Vegan diets can come with significant risks for babies if not planned and supplemented very carefully.
Hundreds – perhaps thousands – of infant deaths every year are preventable if parents make sure babies sleep in their own cribs, on their backs.
Babies should have tummy time and face time every day to strengthen their neck muscles and prevent flat head syndrome.
As US mothers returned to breastfeeding, the market for infant formula dried up, leading formula makers to seek new markets in developing nations. Here's how that led to a recent outcry.
A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
Women's health in the months and years before they become pregnant can impact on their health during pregnancy and the baby's development, our new research shows.
Our study found babies born via medical or surgical intervention were at increased risk of health problems, from jaundice and feeding issues, to diabetes, respiratory infections and eczema.