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Infants prefer individuals who achieve their goals efficiently
From birth, we acquire information and learn through interacting with others; that is why it is so important to be able to identify the most suitable individuals to interact with. (2020-03-31)
Infants introduced early to solid foods show gut bacteria changes that may portend future health risks
Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called short-chain fatty acids, measured in their stool samples, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2020-03-31)
Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby's brain development and function
As the world prioritizes social distancing due to COVID-19, research shows that extended use of Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term infants and their mothers, with important implications for post-partum depression. (2020-03-25)
Infections still responsible for 1 in 5 childhood deaths in England and Wales
Infections are still responsible for one in five childhood deaths in England and Wales, with respiratory infections topping the league table of known causes, reveals an analysis of the most up to date figures, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2020-03-24)
Where you live may influence your baby's behavior
Infants from rural families tend to display negative emotions such as anger and frustration more frequently than their urban counterparts, according to a recent study in the Journal of Community Psychology. (2020-03-18)
Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have found -- in newborn mice -- that a component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing life-threatening sepsis. (2020-03-16)
University of Miami researchers find an early behavioral marker for autism
Many babies cry or show other signs of distress when a parent departs and they are left behind with a stranger. (2020-03-13)
Preterm babies are more likely to be diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder
Premature birth, low birth weight, and neonatal intensive care are associated with the risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD). (2020-03-12)
At 8 months, babies already know their grammar
Even before uttering their first words, babies master the grammar basics of their mother tongue. (2020-03-12)
Validating a better way to stratify BPD risk in vulnerable newborns
Factoring in the total number of days that extremely preterm infants require supplemental oxygen and tracking this metric for weeks longer than usual improves clinicians' ability to predict respiratory outcomes according to bronchopulmonary dysplasia severity, finds research led by Children's National Hospital. (2020-03-11)
New research finds infant cereal consumption is associated with improved nutrient intake
An investigation of infant feeding patterns found infants and toddlers consuming baby cereal, such as rice cereal, had higher intakes of key nutrients of concern, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin E. (2020-03-10)
Leaving your baby to 'cry it out' has no adverse effects on child development
Leaving an infant to 'cry it out' from birth up to 18 months does not adversely affect their behaviour development or attachment, researchers from the University of Warwick have found, they also discovered that those left to cry cried less and for a shorter duration at 18 months of age. (2020-03-10)
Baboon mothers carry their dead infant up to 10 days
Baboon mothers living in the wild carry dead infants for up to 10 days, according to a new study led by UCL and Université de Montpellier. (2020-03-10)
Poor sleep in infancy linked to behavioral and emotional problems in toddlers
Disrupted and poor quality sleep in the earliest months of a child's life can be an indicator of depression, anxiety and behavioral problems among toddlers, according to a new study. (2020-03-10)
Babies born prematurely can catch up their immune systems, study finds
Researchers from King's College London & Homerton University Hospital have found babies born before 32 weeks' gestation can rapidly acquire some adult immune functions after birth, equivalent to that achieved by infants born at term. (2020-03-09)
FSU researchers help discover new genetic variants that cause heart disease in infants
Florida State University researchers working in an international collaboration have identified new genetic variants that cause heart disease in infants, and their research has led to novel insights into the role of a protein that affects how the heart pumps blood. (2020-03-06)
AI may help spot newborns at risk for most severe form of blinding disease
An artificial intelligence (AI) device that has been fast-tracked for approval by the Food and Drug Administration may help identify newborns at risk for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP). (2020-03-04)
NIH-funded research team updates online tool for extremely preterm infant outcomes
A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health has updated an online tool to provide information for clinicians and parents on outcomes for extremely preterm infants. (2020-03-02)
Earliest look at newborns' visual cortex reveals the minds babies start with
Within hours of birth, a baby's gaze is drawn to faces. (2020-03-02)
Babies from bilingual homes switch attention faster
Babies born into bilingual homes change the focus of their attention more quickly and more frequently than babies in homes where only one language is spoken, according to new research published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. (2020-02-25)
NIH-funded study links natural sugars in breastmilk to early childhood height and weight
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) found in breastmilk may influence a child's growth from infancy through early childhood, according to a study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (2020-02-18)
Scientists may have a way to let preemies breath easier
The continuing epidemic of pre-term births includes this stark reality: tiny, fragile babies are born with underdeveloped lungs and prone to lifelong respiratory infections and related chronic illnesses. (2020-02-18)
Exposure to cleaning products in first 3 months of life increases risk of childhood asthma
The study was published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2020-02-18)
Study: Difference in breast milk concentrations impacts growth up to age 5
In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine confirmed the findings of previous pilot studies that found an association between human milk concentrations and infant weight and body composition. (2020-02-18)
Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C at birth often not tested for virus
Most Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C at birth are not later tested to see if they acquired the virus, according to a study by researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. (2020-02-14)
A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' movement and development
A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment. (2020-02-14)
EPA fails to follow landmark law to protect children from pesticides in food
The landmark Food Quality Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to protect children's health by applying an extra margin of safety to legal limits for pesticides in food. (2020-02-12)
New study provides criteria for good infant sleep for the first time
According to a new study, sleep problems among infants are very common and normally improve by the time the child reaches the age of 2. (2020-02-05)
Altruistic babies? Study shows infants are willing to give up food, help others
New research by the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences finds that altruism may begin in infancy. (2020-02-04)
Research brief: Mothers on antiepileptic medication can safely breastfeed
Professor Angela Birnbaum in the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy speaks about breastfeeding and antiepileptic medication. (2020-01-30)
NICU babies have greater risk of mental health issues
Children who spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at birth have a higher risk of mental health issues later, regardless of their birth weight, say McMaster University researchers. (2020-01-28)
Survival of preterm babies improves by 25% after quality-improvement program
The rate of survival of very preterm babies in Canada increased 25% after the national Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) program was introduced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the country, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-01-27)
Asfotase alfa in hypophosphatasia in childhood/adolescence: Survival benefit for infants
Asfotase alfa in hypophosphatasia in childhood and adolescence: Survival benefit for infants. (2020-01-25)
Skin-to-skin contact do not improve interaction between mother and preterm infant
Following a premature birth it is important that the parents and the infant quickly establish a good relationship. (2020-01-23)
Breastfeeding and childbearing linked to lower early menopause risk
Results of a new epidemiological analysis of more than 108,000 women observed a lower risk of early menopause among women who had at least one pregnancy lasting at least six months and among those who had breastfed their infants. (2020-01-22)
New study highlights importance of grain foods in infant diets
Undertaken to inform the development of the first-ever Dietary Guidelines (2020-2025) to include specific recommendations for infants and toddlers, this study analyzed infant data from the 2001-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). (2020-01-21)
Recent health reforms in Oregon reduce infant deaths, improve access for women's health
Oregon's unique health care delivery system for low-income patients is resulting in fewer infant deaths, according to a recent study. (2020-01-21)
Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk
Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. (2020-01-20)
Infants integrate firsthand and social experiences to decide when and how to try
Persistence is important to learning and is related to success in school and emotional well-being. (2020-01-20)
Sleep linked to language skills in neurodevelopmental disorders
New research has discovered that Down's syndrome, Fragile X syndrome and Williams syndrome are all linked to sleep disruption in very young children, and that sleep plays a crucial role in the development of these children's language skills. (2020-01-16)
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