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Deaf infants' gaze behavior more advanced than that of hearing infants
Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult's gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences. (2019-10-16)
Association between weight-loss surgery in women and risk of birth defects in infants
Researchers used national registry data in Sweden to examine the risk of major birth defects in infants born to women who had gastric bypass surgery compared with infants born to women who didn't have the surgery but were similar based on other factors including maternal body mass index and diabetes. (2019-10-15)
Monkeys can also thank their body for vocal development, not only their brain
Development of vocal behavior during maturation is typically attributed to the brain. (2019-10-15)
'Whoa, I didn't expect that'
Babies seek to understand the world around them and learn many new things every day. (2019-10-15)
Deaf infants more attuned to parent's visual cues
A University of Washington-led study finds that Deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to early learning. (2019-10-15)
First smart speaker system that uses white noise to monitor infants' breathing
University of Washington researchers have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement. (2019-10-15)
Breastfeeding disparities among us children by race/ethnicity
Overall rates of breastfeeding increased from 2009 to 2015 but they varied by race/ethnicity in this observational study that used national survey data for nearly 168,000 infants in the United States. (2019-10-14)
Gut immunity more developed before birth than previously thought
The first comprehensive look at the immune system of the fetal gut shows that it is far more developed before birth, and could help develop new maternal vaccines and reveal if we are predisposed to autoimmune diseases before birth. (2019-10-10)
Rice bran may help curb malnutrition, diarrhea for infants
A new study led by Colorado State University found that adding rice bran for infants who were being weaned from their mother's milk resulted in them receiving more nutrients that enhanced growth and reduced diarrhea. (2019-10-08)
Young infants with fever may be more likely to develop infections
Infants with a high fever may be at increased risk for infections, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine. (2019-10-07)
Initiating breastfeeding in vulnerable infants
The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child are well-recognized, including for late preterm infants (LPI). (2019-10-07)
Placenta pathology may clarify racial disparities in preemie health outcomes
African-American infants are twice as likely to die in the first year of life than white infants, for reasons that are complex and not well understood. (2019-10-03)
Poor mental and physical health in pregnancy linked to infant sleep problems
Severe and persistent infant sleep problems in the first year are linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy, a new study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found. (2019-10-02)
Discovered new regulation for infant growth
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have identified new genetic signals for the regulation of how infants grow. (2019-10-01)
Your energy-efficient washing machine could be harboring pathogens
For the first time ever, investigators have identified a washing machine as a reservoir of multidrug-resistant pathogens. (2019-09-27)
First evidence for early baby bottles used to feed animal milk to prehistoric babies
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found the first evidence that prehistoric babies were fed animal milk using the equivalent of modern-day baby bottles. (2019-09-25)
Opioid use disorder in pregnancy: 5 things to know
Opioid use is increasing in pregnancy as well as the general population. (2019-09-23)
Cats are securely bonded to their people, too
Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent. But a study of the way domestic cats respond to their caregivers suggests that their socio-cognitive abilities and the depth of their human attachments have been underestimated. (2019-09-23)
Cats, like children and dogs, develop attachments to their caregivers, study shows
Pet cats form attachments with their human owners that are similar to the bonds formed by children and dogs with their caretakers. (2019-09-23)
Study shows Texas leads in worksite lactation support initiatives
Texas is ranked in the top quarter of the US for its worksite lactation support initiatives, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. (2019-09-18)
URI scientists establish link between prenatal HIV exposure and decreased infant immunity
In the August 16, 2019 edition of Nature Scientific Reports, scientists at the University of Rhode Island provide concrete evidence linking the specific immune responses in HIV-negative babies to the HIV-positive status of their mothers. (2019-09-10)
Paid family leave improves vaccination rates in infants
Parents who take paid family leave after the birth of a newborn are more likely to have their child vaccinated on time compared to those who do not, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-09-09)
Prolonged antibiotic treatment may alter preterm infants' microbiome
Treating preterm infants with antibiotics for more than 20 months appears to promote the development of multidrug-resistant gut bacteria, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-09-09)
Use of antibiotics in preemies has lasting, potentially harmful effects
Nearly all babies born prematurely receive antibiotics. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-09-09)
Motion perception of large objects gets worse during infant development
Humans can visually perceive the motion of a small object better than that of a large one. (2019-09-06)
Infant model of HIV opens new avenues for research
Researchers have developed an animal model to test HIV infection and therapies in infants, allowing them to develop biomarkers to predict viral rebound after antiretroviral therapy (ART) interruption. (2019-09-05)
Transport proteins provide key to improve infant formula
Researchers identify and functionally describe key transport proteins, which contribute to creating a healthy early life gut microbiota. (2019-09-04)
Autism study stresses importance of communicating with all infants
A new study from a UT Dallas assistant professor affiliated with the Infant Brain Imaging Study network that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children benefit from exposure to rich speech environments from their caregivers. (2019-09-04)
Unhappy mothers talk more to their baby boys, study finds
Mothers who are dissatisfied with their male partners spend more time talking to their infants -- but only if the child is a boy, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge. (2019-09-03)
First human ancestors breastfed for longer than contemporary relatives
By analyzing the fossilized teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, a team of scientists led by the universities of Bristol (UK) and Lyon (France) have discovered that the first humans significantly breastfed their infants for longer periods than their contemporary relatives. (2019-08-29)
Better seizure control with ketogenic diet in infants with genetic epilepsy
Research shows that starting infants as young as 3 weeks old on the ketogenic diet is effective in treating epilepsy. (2019-08-27)
Multiple-birth infants have higher risk of medical mixups in NICU
Multiple-birth infants had a significantly higher risk of wrong-patient order errors compared with singletons in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. (2019-08-26)
Babbling babies' behavior changes parents' speech
New research shows baby babbling changes the way parents speak to their infants, suggesting that infants are shaping their own learning environments. (2019-08-21)
New clinical data highlight unique enzymatic activity of B. infantis EVC001 in infant gut
New data showed that term, breastfed infants fed activated Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 (B. infantis EVC001) experience improved metabolism of protein-bound glycans from human milk, compared to matched controls. (2019-08-21)
Study: Naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy, favorable for mom, baby
Infants born to mothers taking naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy developed no signs of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) during their hospitalization, a new study shows. (2019-08-13)
Kids might be naturally immunized after C. difficile colonization in infancy
Exposure to C. difficile in infancy produces an immune response that might protect against this gastrointestinal infection later in childhood, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases journal. (2019-08-06)
Paradoxical outcomes for Zika-exposed tots
Forty-five percent of Zika-exposed infants who had abnormalities at birth had normal test results in the second or third year of life. (2019-08-02)
Neuroimaging essential for Zika cases
Infants in a recent study 'represented a group of ZIKV-exposed infants who would be expected to have a high burden of neuroimaging abnormalities, which is a difference from other reported cohorts,' Sarah B. (2019-07-31)
Autonomic nervous system appears to function well regardless of mode of childbirth
'In a low-risk group of babies born full-term, the autonomic nervous system and cortical systems appear to function well regardless of whether infants were exposed to labor prior to birth,' says Sarah B. (2019-07-30)
High blood sugar levels and BMI linked to stillbirth in mothers with diabetes
High maternal blood sugar levels and BMI are risk factors for stillbirth in mothers with diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), with babies at the lowest and highest weights being most at risk. (2019-07-29)
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