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Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows

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Eye gaze helps infants communicate. Through everyday interactions, eye gaze establishes a social connection between parent and child…
Smart-speaker technology monitors infants’ breathing

6 days ago

Gone are the days when people use smart speakers — like Amazon Echo or Google Home — only…
More interventions needed for mothers as prenatal stress could affect baby’s brain, say researchers

6 days ago

New research from King’s College London has found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy could affect a…
New genetic link found for some forms of SIDS

October 14, 2019

A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,  or SIDS. The new…
Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound

October 5, 2019

Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the…
Gene mutation discovery sheds light on organ failure affecting babies

September 16, 2019

A group of scientists and clinicians from the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and the USA have worked together…
Infant with Deadly Leukemia Saved by Drug for Adult Liver Cancer

September 12, 2019

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have successfully treated a months-old infant with a rare childhood leukemia using a targeted…
How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors

September 11, 2019

New research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy…
Prolonged antibiotic treatment may alter preterm infants’ microbiome

September 10, 2019

Treating preterm infants with antibiotics for more than 20 months appears to promote the development of multidrug-resistant gut…
Study: Helping Some Infants with Fevers Avoid Painful Tests in the ER

August 29, 2019

Being a new parent is scary, but it’s even scarier when your infant is running a fever, as it…
Mom’s Voice May Help Babies Sleep Better in the NICU

August 19, 2019

Infants in the NICU were more likely to stay asleep during recordings of their mothers reading, finds new…
Are You Properly Storing Your Breast Milk and Formula?

August 13, 2019

From the 5:5:5 rule and beyond, a Michigan Medicine expert breaks down guidelines to safely store, thaw and…
Improving Breastfeeding: With a Little Help?

August 5, 2019

New research raises questions about whether too many infants are getting tongue-tie and upper-lip tether surgery (also called…
Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

July 24, 2019

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications,…
Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system

July 24, 2019

Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off…
Allergy, Asthma Risk Are Increased by Microbial Compound in Infant Gut

July 23, 2019

A study of newborn infants has identified a compound produced by gut bacteria that appears to predispose certain…
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies

July 15, 2019

Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according…
Scientists confirmed goat milk formula to be closer to human breast milk

July 4, 2019

Getting mom’s milk is extremely important for babies. It is not only nutrition, but also immunity benefits and…
Gut Bacteria from Breastfeeding Linked to Improved Infant Response to Vaccines

June 19, 2019

Higher levels of a customary gut bacteria enhanced by breastfeeding in early infancy were found to be coupled…
Team creates buzz by showing how ‘quiet time’ benefits NICU babies

June 7, 2019

Nebraska Engineering research that shows quieter environments in neonatal intensive care units may result in better health outcomes…
A Little Formula in First Days of Life May Not Impact Breastfeeding at 6 Months

June 4, 2019

A study has lodged a new kink in the breastfeeding dilemma that adds to the angst of exhausted…
Study aims to confirm MRI’s ability to detect autism early

May 30, 2019

The University of Washington in Seattle is among eight U.S. research sites undertaking a study to confirm whether…
Breastfeeding struggles linked to postpartum depression in mothers

May 30, 2019

As a doctor, I encourage mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is affordable, helps with bonding and has health benefits for both the…
3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

May 23, 2019

Preterm birth (PTB) — defined as birth before the 37th week of gestation — is the leading complication of pregnancy. If…
Cooling baby treatment one of ‘Nation’s Lifesavers’

May 17, 2019

A University of Bristol researcher who discovered that cooling babies who have suffered a lack of oxygen at…
Opioid-exposed newborns may react to pain differently after birth

May 15, 2019

Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they…
Mothers with higher quality diets have slimmer, leaner babies

May 15, 2019

Obesity is a growing problem among toddlers, children and adolescents in the United States. Gaining weight and fat…
Study will test pot’s effects on infants’ brain development

May 14, 2019

UW Medicine researchers are recruiting pregnant women to study whether prenatal marijuana use – in the absence of…
Students respond to pressure – in babies

May 6, 2019

Feeling the soft spot atop a newborn’s head can give a doctor a sense of whether there’s too…
How both mother and baby genes affect birth weight

May 2, 2019

The largest study of its kind, which has used genetic information from Bristol’s Children of the 90s, has…
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