A new study led by University of Manchester scientists has revealed that babies born by In Vitro Fertilisation at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester have increased in birthweight by nearly 200g over the past 25 years. The research – published in the journal Human Reproduction – highlights a possible change between babies born in the […]Continue Reading ...
Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns, published in the journal Nature Medicine. The results should change our approach to infection sensitivity in newborns, they say. Antibodies are transferred from the mother’s blood to the fetus that […]Continue Reading ...
A drug given to nearly 10 percent of all pregnant women to prevent severe respiratory ailments in preterm babies also reduces health care costs, according to a new study by Columbia researchers.Continue Reading ...
Mothers across the world use breast pumps to pump put the milk that is fed to their babies. A new study has revealed that these pumps may not be safe and may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause asthma in the babies later in life. The results of this study were published in the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A newborn baby’s brain responds to being touched on the face, according to new research co-led by UCL. Babies use this sense of touch—facial somatosensation—to find and latch onto their mother’s nipple, and should have this ability from birth. Premature babies often have difficulty feeding, and underdevelopment of their facial sensitivity […]Continue Reading ...
For many, starting the day off with caffeine from a cup of coffee is a must. In neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, premature babies born under 29 weeks are given a daily dose of caffeine to ensure the best possible start to life. A new study by University of Calgary researchers shows the earlier […]Continue Reading ...
Babies as young as five months old were able to recognize embedding in innovative tone sequences created for the study. Credit: Nikolaus Brade / MPI CBS At a mere five months of age, babies seemingly have the ability to recognize very complex grammatical structures. That is what a research team headed by Professor Angela Friederici […]Continue Reading ...
New research on the types of bacteria living in babies’ noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study, published in ERJ Open Research, suggests that babies who have a wide variety of different bacteria living in their noses tend to […]Continue Reading ...
According to a survey of 8551 people, 40 percent of parents are not following safe co-sleeping practices with their babies, and this is significantly increasing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Sirirat | Shutterstock The survey was carried out by charity, the Lullaby Trust to mark “Safer Sleep Week”. The charity discovered that […]Continue Reading ...
Babies born near the turn of the year 2010-2011 SOURCE: “La Caixa” Social Observatory. Credit: UPF A study by Libertad González, professor with the Department of Economics and Business at UPF, Cristina Borra (University of Seville) and Almudena Sevilla (University College, London), reports that children born prematurely due to the scrapping of the “baby cheque” […]Continue Reading ...
While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay. The paper […]Continue Reading ...
Earlier this month, the tiniest patients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford benefited from the work of a doctor who is not on the hospital’s staff. At the Bedside Reading Event for NICU Families, held in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, parents and nurses sat down to deliver a healthy dose of Dr. Seuss’s […]Continue Reading ...
Saint Louis University researchers are studying how fetal exposure to inflammation can alter immune responses after birth. Joyce Marie Koenig, M.D., professor of pediatrics and molecular microbiology & immunology at Saint Louis University, and a SLUCare neonatologist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, is the recipient of a $412,500 grant from the National Institutes […]Continue Reading ...
December 2018 Print this issue Reducing the Risk of SIDS Did you know that babies should sleep on their back rather than their belly? Research has revealed many risk factors for sudden infant death, and sleep position is the most important one. Each year in the U.S., about 3,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly in […]Continue Reading ...
Premature babies who are born before their lungs have finished maturing often suffer from a lack of surfactant – a substance necessary for lung development. They are also particularly susceptible to illnesses of the respiratory organ, which have to be treated by means of inhalation. However, the inhalation systems available are not geared to the […]Continue Reading ...
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