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Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food
Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food April 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The moment of birth marks the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong relationship between a baby and the billions of microbes that will soon colonise his or her gastrointestinal tract. In a study published today in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection ... Read More »

Improving post-natal care
Improving post-natal care March 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

What impact do modern parents’ behaviours have on the early physical development and maturity of infants? This question is being answered in a ground-breaking Western Australian study. The I-Chat study is investigating the influence of parents’ caregiving and the physical ... Read More »

Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy
Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy March 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Paediatric specialists and surgeons are concerned with parents getting the wrong message regarding the safety/desirability of letting babies and young children eat peanuts to prevent them from developing peanut allergies.  Last week’s news coverage of a scientific article published February ... Read More »

Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants
Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants March 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes ... Read More »

Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled
Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled March 14, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organised structures during digestion in the body. The study by researchers from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) at Monash University has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. ... Read More »

Seasonal flu vaccine: 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children
Seasonal flu vaccine: 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children March 10, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From the age of 6 months For the 2015 influenza season, the following trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines will be registered and available for use in children from the age of 6 months: BGP Products# – Influvac (trivalent) GlaxoSmithKline – ... Read More »

Impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed
Impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed March 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Adelaide have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed. The findings, by a team led by the ... Read More »

Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test
Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test February 27, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Public health researchers at the University of Adelaide are hoping to raise awareness among childcare centres of the potentially deadly consequences of using cot mattresses that are too soft. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been linked to a number ... Read More »

Stress cost of a new baby = $85,000
Stress cost of a new baby = $85,000 February 26, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Melbourne has put a dollar figure of $85,000 on the time pressure and stress experienced by mothers in the first year of a baby’s life. This research, undertaken by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic ... Read More »

New Sleep Durations Recommended
New Sleep Durations Recommended February 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The US National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal ... Read More »







 
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