Infants born prematurely face challenges in developing the complex, interrelated skills needed for effective feeding. An assessment called the Early Feeding Skills (EFS) checklist is a valid and reliable tool for evaluating the emergence of feeding skills in preterm infants, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of […]Continue Reading ...
Effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) – withdrawal symptoms occurring in infants exposed to opioids in utero – requires a coordinated “cascade of care” from prevention through long-term follow-up, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio […]Continue Reading ...
Infants often aren’t screened for sleep apnea, but a new study suggests the disorder may be tied to an increased risk of death in infants with congenital heart disease. Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine—Tucson have found that hospitalized infants with congenital heart disease and central sleep apnea are four times more […]Continue Reading ...
The tiniest of premature infants – weighing just over two pounds at birth on average – start out receiving nutrition intravenously. Over the next several days or weeks, they are transitioned to enteral (or through the gut) feeds, often delivered through feeding tubes if the baby still cannot suck or swallow. During this transition, preemies […]Continue Reading ...
Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis has a positive effect on their gut microbes, UC Davis researchers found. The microbes are associated with health benefits. Credit: Karin Higgins/UC Davis Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) bacteria had a positive impact on babies’ gut microbes for up to a year, according to […]Continue Reading ...
July 31, 2018 A new study led by researchers from Children’s HealthWatch, a research and policy network headquartered at Boston Medical Center (BMC), shows infants under 12 months old who experience homelessness are at-risk of poor health and development compared to their peers in housed families. These results demonstrate the importance of addressing homelessness among […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Conservative measures to control reflux have limited effect on signs of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in preterm infants, and pharmacologic treatments should be used sparingly, according to a clinical report published online June 18 in Pediatrics. Eric C. Eichenwald, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on […]Continue Reading ...
Infants often aren’t screened for sleep apnea, but a new study suggests the disorder may be tied to an increased risk of death in infants with congenital heart disease. Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have found that hospitalized infants with congenital heart disease and central sleep apnea are four […]Continue Reading ...
New University of Otago research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other international studies. Lead researcher, Mei-Ling Blank from the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine says use of the drugs – proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) […]Continue Reading ...
The immune system appears to put a premium on maintaining lung function in infants infected with the influenza virus by mounting a rapid response to repair damaged cells, according to research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The findings appear today in the scientific journal Immunity. Researchers reported evidence that unconventional T cells play […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A quality-improvement project to standardize feeding practices for micro preemies–preterm infants born months before their due date– helped to boost their weight and nearly quadrupled the frequency of lactation consultations ordered in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a multidisciplinary team from Children’s National Health System finds. According to the Centers for […]Continue Reading ...
July 19, 2018 The Trump administration has summoned at least 70 infants to immigration court for their own deportation proceedings since Oct. 1, according to Justice Department data provided to Kaiser Health News. These are children who need frequent touching and bonding with a parent and naps every few hours, and some were of breastfeeding […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis in infants are much less severe than in toddlers and older children, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Anaphylaxis is defined as a reaction that involves multiple systems in the body […]Continue Reading ...
June 20, 2018 A brief report published in Acta Paediatrica points to the dangers of replacing breast milk or infant formula with a non-dairy drink before one year of age. An electronic questionnaire sent to 310 French pediatricians identified 34 children who suffered medical complications between 2005 and 2015 when they consumed non-dairy drinks as […]Continue Reading ...
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