baby health

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 »

Importance of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis
Importance of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis May 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Cystic Fibrosis Canada reinforces the benefits of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Despite the fact that newborn screening has ... Read More »

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy
Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy May 24, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Babies whose moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, a new study shows, leading the authors to declare that the need for getting more pregnant women ... Read More »

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children
Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children May 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age 2. The study also found breastfeeding for at least six months helped reduce the likelihood of a child being ... Read More »

Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors
Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors April 27, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Western Sydney University research has found new vaccination regulations for parents looking to enroll their children in NSW child care centers has succeeded in reminding forgetful parents, but failed to affect conscientious objectors. The study, published in the journal Public ... Read More »

Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection
Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection April 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found children who are born even slightly premature or underweight are more likely to be hospitalised with an infection during their childhood and adolescence. Researchers from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute used unique ... Read More »

Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children
Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children April 13, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From the age of 6 months For the 2016 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 »

Baby of the family most likely to miss out on breast
Baby of the family most likely to miss out on breast April 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A woman’s education level and the number of children she has affects breast feeding, with the “baby of the family” most likely to miss out, University of Queensland research shows. UQ School of Public Health PhD candidate Natalie Holowko analysed ... Read More »

Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies
Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies April 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In what would be considered good news for many parents a new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston finds the rates of ear infections during a baby’s first year have declined; the investigators suggested that higher ... Read More »

Body image linked to low breastfeeding rates
Body image linked to low breastfeeding rates March 30, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A survey of more than 250 first-time Queensland mothers has found poor body image may stop many larger women from continuing to breastfeed their newborn babies. University of the Sunshine Coast Lecturer in Biomedical Science Dr Ruth Newby and Professor ... Read More »







 
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