baby development

Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain
Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain February 1, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Tohoku University’s School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby’s brain. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients ... Read More »

Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children
Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children January 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health and ... Read More »

Prenatal Maternal Iron Intake Shown to Affect the Neonatal Brain
Prenatal Maternal Iron Intake Shown to Affect the Neonatal Brain December 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the first study of its kind, researchers have shown that inadequate maternal iron intake during pregnancy exerts subtle effects on infant brain development.  Their findings have been published online by the journal Pediatric Research. The research—led by principal investigators ... Read More »

Duration of breastfeeding associated with bone density
Duration of breastfeeding associated with bone density December 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Maternal bone density decreases after childbirth, but only among women who lactate for at least four months. The lactation period is unrelated to vitamin D status. The most important role of vitamin D is to help maintain calcium homeostasis in ... Read More »

The “faulty gatekeeper” that causes increased miscarriage and birth defects
The “faulty gatekeeper” that causes increased miscarriage and birth defects December 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It is well known that the risk of miscarriage and the risk of having a baby with chromosomal abnormalities increases significantly with maternal age. This age-related decrease in fertility and increase in miscarriage is almost all caused by problems in ... Read More »

Want to boost your toddler’s development? Put a toy chicken on your head!
Want to boost your toddler’s development? Put a toy chicken on your head! August 22, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Parents who joke and pretend with their children are teaching them important life skills, research by the University of Sheffield has revealed. The study showed that children as young as 16 months old naturally learn the difference between joking and ... Read More »

Tummy time
Tummy time August 10, 2015 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What is tummy time? Tummy time, as the name suggests, refers to time a baby spends lying on their tummy. It’s important to give a baby time to lie on their tummy every day, while they’re awake and alert. It ... Read More »

Why breastfed babies are so smart
Why breastfed babies are so smart May 16, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear. Is it the mother-baby bonding time, something in the milk itself ... 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 »

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 »







 
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