New research sheds light on how autism affects how we feed our babies, and vice versa.
New research finds that 85% of formula preparation machines tested were dispensing water that did not appear to reach NHS recommended temperatures for preparing bottles of formula.
New research shows that breastfeeding rates peaked in 2020, a time of strict COVID restrictions.
Low-income mothers with infants are struggling with food insecurity, which can lead to long-term health impacts for both mothers and children.
Not enough data is being collected about the impact taking prescription medication has on breastfeeding.
How did this strange new world affect babies born during the height of the pandemic? Our research sought to find out.
How you tell the story of a momentous event can help you make sense of what happened. Research finds new moms’ and dads’ narratives around childbirth held clues about their transition to parenthood.
Research findings are mostly reassuring for parents — despite the disruptions to nearly every aspect of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, most children continue to show healthy development.
Two experts on children’s play explain why you should be skeptical of toys that are advertised as being educational, and what to look for instead.
As visits to emergency departments surge — and in some cases overwhelm hospitals — here are answers to frequently asked questions about Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
We surveyed 232 foster and kinship carers who had provided care to a baby in out-of-home care sometime in the last five years. Many were not well supported to care for babies.
A professor of child development explains why it’s OK – recommended, in fact – to respond to an infant’s every cry, sob and whimper.
Pregnant women attending antenatal care should be asked about cooking fuels and given help to minimise prenatal biomass exposure to reduce low birth weight in Nigeria.
The baby drop box is a revival of centuries-old cultural practices from the Italian Renaissance when reproductive rights were zero.
Psychologists know babies can form memories soon after birth. So why can’t people remember anything that happened to them before around age 2? A child development expert describes possible reasons.
An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.
Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.
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.
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.
Being separated is shown to have a negative impact on wellbeing, and can interrupt bonding with the baby.