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Mom’s Voice May Help Babies Sleep Better in the NICU

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Babies who spend their first days or weeks of life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit may not…
Are You Properly Storing Your Breast Milk and Formula?

6 days ago

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…
Soft bedding poses danger to sleeping babies, study shows

April 25, 2019

Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft…
Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

April 2, 2019

Low levels of oxygen in the womb – which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as…
Mothers of Fussy Babies at Higher Risk of Depressive Symptoms

April 1, 2019

It’s no secret that fussy newborns can be especially challenging for parents already facing physical and mental exhaustion from…
Link found between temperament of high-risk infants and obesity

March 22, 2019

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and who were easier to soothe as infants were at a…
Infant sleep duration associated with mother’s education level, prenatal depression and delivery method

March 14, 2019

Newborn babies sleep less on average if their mothers do not have a university degree, according to a…
Human milk is a ‘life-saving intervention’ for infants with congenital heart disease

February 19, 2019

CHD is the most common category of birth defects, diagnosed in an estimated 1 in 1,000 newborns and…
PIPs project highlighted by U.S. Department of Education

January 7, 2019

The University of Georgia’s Preparation of Interdisciplinary Providers, or PIPs, project in the College of Education was recently featured in…
Decoding the Newborn

January 7, 2019

As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly common in the clinic, questions linger about its use and role in newborn…
Gently stroking babies before medical procedures may reduce pain

December 21, 2018

Researchers have found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with…
Large babies born to moms with gestational diabetes face nearly triple the risk of childhood obesity: study

December 14, 2018

The size babies are at birth and whether their mother has maternal diabetes greatly increases the risk of…
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