Babies still need to eat even when formula is hard to come by.
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Many families in the US encountered empty shelves when they went in search of infant formula during COVID-19.
Results of a new study show the need for more, easily accessible mental health and social support services for pregnant and postpartum people and their families.
Being pregnant and giving birth during the pandemic meant disruptions in pregnancy care and birth experiences, as well as detrimental effects on mental health and birth outcomes.
Here’s why it’s taken so long to develop a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus and what we can expect next.
Draping a dry flannelette cloth over a stroller can increase the heat in the carriage by 3.7 degrees celsius.
Early treatment with antibiotics can be life-saving.
Extending visits from nurses who can listen without judgement and offer practical, evidence-informed advice helps new parents who are experiencing adversity.
Babies and young children are most at risk for serious cases of RSV.
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Tens of thousands of children have tested positive for respiratory syncytial virus in the last months in what is the largest outbreak of the virus in recent years.
It’s natural to have questions about the risks and benefits of COVID vaccines in young children. Here’s what you need to know ahead of Australia’s rollout.
No easy formula.
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An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.
There’s no need to stop exercising if you’re able to.
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Exercising during pregnancy is safe – and can have many benefits for both mother and baby.
Experts believe that infants should get some interactive floor-based physical activity two to three times a day.
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Even babies who are not yet standing or walking get lots of benefits from active movement – but most infants aren’t getting enough physical activity.
Our study revealed breastfed babies had twice the number of regulatory T cells.
Until now, researchers haven’t quite known why the immune systems of breastfed babies are better equipped.
One study found that 95% of baby foods tested contained at least one heavy metal.
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Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here’s what parents need to know.
Infant formula sales have doubled between 2005 and 2019.
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Industry marketing can shape beliefs about formula feeding.
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.
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.
Recommendations suggest babies be introduced to food allergens around age six months.
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.
The immune system is lower during pregnancy.
Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies may have become more sick with COVID-19.
Food safety guidelines for expressed breast milk can be confusing.
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.