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Links between depression and shorter breastfeeding duration in new mothers
Links between depression and shorter breastfeeding duration in new mothers August 1, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Experts from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) are calling for more awareness and support for new mothers experiencing depression and breastfeeding difficulties after new research showed a link between the two. Study lead author Dr Hannah Woolhouse found women who ... Read More »

Breast is best for premature babies’ hearts
Breast is best for premature babies’ hearts July 29, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, an Oxford University study has found. The hearts of babies born early often develop abnormally. Dr Adam Lewandowski and colleagues at the Oxford Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility, directed by Professor Paul ... Read More »

Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay?
Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay? July 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother. Children typically have more than one strain (i.e., ... Read More »

Stress during pregnancy is a health risk for mothers
Stress during pregnancy is a health risk for mothers June 30, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Low birth weight or stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health problems in women, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. The study found that stress caused by routine physiological tests leads to long-term health ... Read More »

Sleep research offers help for babies and parents
Sleep research offers help for babies and parents June 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Letting babies cry themselves to sleep may not cause the emotional, behavioural or parent-child attachment issues many parents fret about, a new study led by Flinders University has found. The study’s findings, published in the June edition of American Pediatrics, ... Read More »

Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community
Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community June 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research. Relationships Matter: The Social and Economic Benefits of Community Playgroups, funded by Playgroup Australia and undertaken by ... Read More »

Having ‘time out’ is good for mums
Having ‘time out’ is good for mums June 12, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A 2015 study by MCRI researchers showed that mothers need to have time out – as little as once a week – to improve their mental health. But what do mothers do when they want to relax? The findings from ... Read More »

Campaign to ensure safety of second-hand cots
Campaign to ensure safety of second-hand cots June 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

About 50 West Australian children are taken to hospital with cot-related injuries each year, prompting a new campaign to educate parents about the safety of second-hand cots. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the campaign aimed to prevent the sale or ... Read More »

Dietary intake differs in infants who follow baby-led weaning
Dietary intake differs in infants who follow baby-led weaning June 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Otago researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ones. Study co-author and co-Principal ... Read More »

Great result for Infant Feeding Guidelines consensus
Great result for Infant Feeding Guidelines consensus May 31, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR) Australian Infant Feeding Guidelines Summit was hosted by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) on Friday 13th May 2016. The Australasian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Guidelines provide advice and recommendations relevant ... Read More »







 
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