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US sees steep rise in 'no indicated risk' caesareans
The United States has seen a steep rise in caesareans to women with no reported medical risk, according to research published today on (2004-11-18)

Pregnant smokers may 'program' their kids to become smokers
Pregnant smokers may (2006-11-27)

Parents' work schedules may impact family members' sleep
In a recent US study of 1,815 disadvantaged mothers and their children, mothers who worked more than 35 hours per week were more likely to experience insufficient sleep compared with mothers who worked fewer hours, while children were more likely to experience insufficient sleep when their mothers worked between 20 and 40 hours. (2014-11-04)

Do mothers' parenting attitudes & behaviors change with their first- and second-born?
New research reveals that mothers hold similar views and attitudes when parenting their first and second children, but their parenting behaviors with their two children differ. (2018-08-08)

Worlds apart: Daughters immigrate to Israel and leave their mothers behind
The study, (2002-10-24)

Where infants sleep may affect how long they are breastfed
A new study indicates that mothers who frequently sleep, or bed-share, with their infants consistently breastfeed for longer than mothers who do not bed-share. (2016-02-05)

Controlled crying reduces infant sleep problems
Teaching mothers how to implement controlled crying techniques can reduce infant sleep problems and symptoms of postnatal depression, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-05-02)

New moms find both support and anxiety as a group
Whether they like it or not, new moms are often plunged into a narrowly defined community that is often fraught with conflict and tension, otherwise known as (2009-05-07)

Smoking may affect some women's likelihood of giving birth to twins
A new study provides a possible explanation of reports that mothers of twins are more likely to have smoked, despite evidence that nicotine reduces fertility. (2015-04-20)

Under one roof: The risks associated with living in three-generation households
Although grandmothers are an important source of support for young mothers, a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine finds that preschool children living in three-generation households (with an adolescent mother and a grandmother) do not have fewer behavioral and developmental problems than other preschool children. (2002-04-01)

Personality may affect a new mother's decision to breastfeed
A new analysis has found that mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed than mothers who are introverted or anxious. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that new mothers with certain personalities may need additional support and education to help them feel confident, self assured, and knowledgeable about breastfeeding. (2013-08-06)

Into the mouths of babes
Low-income mothers routinely sacrifice their own nutritional needs to ensure their children have enough to eat, reports a study in the March 18 of CMAJ. (2003-03-17)

Study links childhood obesity to maternal well-being
A Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati study to be presented on Monday, October 8, shows that if efforts to prevent childhood obesity are to be successful, the well-being of mothers needs to be addressed. The study shows that both maternal depression and maternal obesity affect the amount of time their preschool children watch television. Excessive TV watching has been linked to childhood obesity. (2001-10-08)

Babies born to diabetic mothers four times as likely to die as those born to healthy mothers
The babies of diabetic mothers in northeast England are four times as likely to die as those born to healthy mothers, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2000-09-21)

Quality of mom's time, not quantity, most important in early infant development
A recent study found no differences in the social and intellectual development in the first three years of life between children whose mothers spent a lot of time with them and children whose mothers' time was limited by working outside of the home. The findings indicate that the amount of time spent with babies and at work are not the critical determinants of strong, positive relationships between mothers and children. (2005-03-25)

Study suggests poor mothers favor daughters
Poor mothers will invest more resources in daughters, who stand a greater chance of increasing their status through marriage than do sons, suggests a study in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (2012-06-21)

Breastfeeding tied to stronger maternal response to baby's cry
A new study from the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry finds that mothers who feed their babies breast milk exclusively, as opposed to formula, are more likely to bond emotionally with their child during the first few months after delivery. The breastfeeding mothers surveyed for the study showed greater responses to their infant's cry in brain regions related to caregiving behavior and empathy than mothers who relied upon formula as the baby's main food source. (2011-04-20)

Very few mothers reject childhood immunisation
The mothers of children who are unimmunised differ from those who are partially immunised in a number of ways, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2006-06-01)

No psychological risk in children next-born after stillbirth
There is no evidence that children next-born after stillbirth are clinically at risk compared to children of nonbereaved mothers, according to a study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. However, the study did find evidence of less optimal mother-child interaction. (2009-07-08)

Kids of depressed moms more prone to behavioral problems and injury
Young children whose mothers are depressed are more prone to behavioural problems and injury, suggests US research published in Injury Prevention. (2007-12-03)

Pregnancy outcomes similar for women with kidney transplants as child, adult
Pregnancy outcomes appear to be similar for women who undergo kidney transplants as children or adults, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2015-02-02)

All work and no play with children make moms less happy parents
A team of researchers studying the parenting experiences of US couples finds that mothers are less happy with parenting than fathers. Though the gap in happiness is small, it is attributed to the differing types of activities between parents. (2016-10-04)

Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study
Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. (2014-08-20)

Smartphone app makes parents more attuned to their babies' needs, research shows
University of York researchers have designed and tested an app to help new parents become more 'tuned in' to what their babies are thinking and feeling. The app, called BabyMind, prompts the parent to think about things from their baby's perspective and to consider what is going on in their baby's mind at a specific point each day. It also provides parents with accurate information on babies' psychological development. (2019-08-22)

Less help at home -- Female support for new Moms on the decline
How is motherhood different than it was a century ago? In the past, live-in grandmothers, relatives and other women were frequently available to assist with childcare. But times have changed. New research by Brown University sociologist Susan E. Short shows that today's mothers with young children are getting substantially less help around the house. Even when other women are living in the household, they aren't necessarily on hand to help with the kids. This research appears in Demography. (2006-12-11)

Flexible work arrangements reduce wage gap for mothers
Access to flexible work arrangements reduces the wage gap for mothers compared to women who don't have children, new UBC research suggests. (2018-05-10)

Is workplace flexibility failing to give parents time with their children?
Parents are increasingly experiencing a (2013-07-15)

Living at home the best survival strategy for young kangaroos
Having a social life comes at a cost for grey kangaroos, with 'mingling' mothers reducing the chances of survival for their offspring. Lead author and recent University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences graduate Dr. Wendy King said young kangaroos that spent more time with their mothers grew faster and gained more weight than other joeys of the same age, while those that spent more time alone with their mothers had higher survival. (2017-04-04)

Adult moms more affectionate with their infants: Study
Mothers who are more mature tend to display more affection towards their infants whereas teenage mothers often focus on instrumental behaviour - fixing their infant's clothes or their soother - finds a new study of maternal behaviour. (2005-01-17)

'Breast is best' push out of touch
University of Queensland researchers have discovered why only 34 per cent of mothers exclusively breastfeed to six months, despite the global push to increase rates to 50 per cent. (2020-06-03)

Mother-child attachment, children's temperament play a role in terrible 2 conflicts
Attachment security was found to be related to the quality, but not frequency of conflict between mothers and their 2-year-olds. Observations with 60 mothers and their children at 30 months and 36 months were used to examine whether their conflict contained compromise, justification or aggravation. Those in secure relationships were seen to have constructive conflict. The researchers also found that highly active children who had trouble controlling their behavior had more conflict with mothers. (2008-03-25)

Single mothers spend less time with their children than married mothers
A new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family examined differences in the amount and type of time that single, cohabiting and married mothers spend with their children. (2008-11-24)

Colic twice as likely in babies whose mothers smoke
Babies whose mothers smoke are twice as likely to suffer colic-excessive bouts of crying-as the babies of non-smokers, suggests research in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Breastfed infants were less likely to be colicky than bottle- fed infants when their mothers smoked. (2000-09-25)

Mothers' appetites can keep size of wild animal groups in check
The eating habits of mothers may be key to keeping wild animal populations steady, a study suggests. (2016-01-11)

Children of incarcerated mothers exhibit poor attachment to caregivers, mothers
This is the first study to empirically demonstrate that children of incarcerated mothers generally have insecure relationships with their mothers and caregivers. Of the 54 children studied whose mothers were in prison, 63 percent had insecure relationships with their mothers and caregivers. Children were more likely to have secure relationships with their caregivers if they were living in a stable environment. These findings highlight the need for stable, continuous placements for children with incarcerated mothers. (2005-05-17)

Teen moms and infant sleep: Mother doesn't always know best
Sudden unexpected infant death, which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. Although the reason is unknown, maternal age less than 20 years is associated with an increased risk of SIDS. In a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that although teenage mothers know the recommendations in regards to safe sleeping practices, many deliberately do not follow those recommendations. (2016-04-21)

Depression hampering mothers' ability to care for children
Depression may play a significant role in hindering the ability of mothers to care for their children. Approximately one out of five mothers who bring their children to a pediatric emergency department or well-child clinic for care of non-urgent complaints have depression, and 76 percent of those who screen positive for depression reported that their depression (2003-05-03)

Moms fail to recognize obesity in their preschoolers
Most efforts to prevent obesity in childhood aren't likely to be successful, if results of a survey of mothers of overweight preschool children are any indication. The Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati study shows that only 21 percent of mothers of overweight preschoolers feel their children are overweight - a misperception that is even more common in mothers with less education. (2000-12-03)

Breastfeeding may compensate for harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy
Breastfeeding may compensate for the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on a child's brain, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2003-05-28)

Mothers should be cautious when discussing weight with daughters
How should a concerned mother discuss issues of diet and weight with her daughter? Very carefully, according to Erin Hillard, a developmental psychology doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame. (2015-12-22)

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