Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to Children’s research presented during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 2018 Scientific Symposium. The symposium is held in conjunction with the IHI National Forum on Quality […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional FDA Warns Against Giving Honey-Filled Pacifiers to Infants MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 — Pacifiers filled with or dipped in honey should not be given to infants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency issued the warning after receiving reports of four infants in Texas who were hospitalized with botulism after […]Continue Reading ...
When researchers compared the stools of 40 infants who were exclusively breastfed with those of 13 who were exclusively formula fed, the average daily stool frequency was significantly higher in the breastfed than formula fed infants during the first month of life (4.9 versus 2.3) and second month of life (3.2 versus 1.6). The Acta […]Continue Reading ...
Infants born at home have more diverse bacteria in their guts and feces, which may affect their developing immunity and metabolism, according to a study in Scientific Reports. Understanding why babies born at home have more diverse microbiota for at least a month after birth, compared with those born in a hospital, could help prevent […]Continue Reading ...
For premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), skin-to-skin contact with parents influences levels of hormones related to mother-infant attachment (oxytocin) and stress (cortisol) – and may increase parents’ level of engagement with their infants, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. The […]Continue Reading ...
Hispanic infants with critical types of congenital heart disease have worse outcomes in their first year than do their non-Hispanic white counterparts, a difference largely driven by their mother’s level of education and type of insurance coverage, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American […]Continue Reading ...
Russian scientists have carried out tests to compare the process of blood coagulation in adults and newborns and discovered that the latter face an increased risk of thrombosis. The researchers also compared this process in infants carried to term and in preterm babies. The work was carried out as part of a project funded by […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
Study of close to 400 infants found no association between interrupted sleep and later developmental problems New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night by around six months of age. Indeed, they often receive messages from pediatricians and others about the importance of early sleep consolidation. But authors of a study […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain About half of babies born prematurely struggle to grow, putting them at risk of health problems that can last a lifetime. Despite years of research, physicians lack a method that consistently helps these infants thrive. A study suggests that the gut microbiome – the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in […]Continue Reading ...
In a new study, psychology professor Renee Baillargeon found that 21-month-old infants expect people to respond differently to leaders and bullies. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer A new study finds that 21-month-old infants can distinguish between respect-based power asserted by a leader and fear-based power wielded by a bully. The study, reported in the Proceedings of […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 — For live-born infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and d-transposition of the great arteries (TGA), Hispanic ethnicity is associated with poor outcome, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in the Journal of the American Heart […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Babies who show lower levels of brain activity in response to social stimuli such as peek-a-boo are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to research involving UCL. Academics from Birkbeck, University of London, University of Cambridge, King’s College London and UCL used neuroimaging technology (functional near […]Continue Reading ...
Advances in nutrition help micro preemies gain critical weight, so they can grow and develop.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 ...
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