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"Good bacteria" in breast milk changes over time

Published: 23Feb2021

The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act like a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism.

Mothers, but not fathers, with multiple children report more fragmented sleep

Published: 12Jan2021

Mothers with multiple children report more fragmented sleep than mothers of a single child, but the number of children in a family doesn't seem to affect the quality of sleep for fathers, according...

Expert: World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 1)

Published: 26Apr2019

May 1 is World Maternal Mental Health Day. Life changes around pregnancy make women more vulnerable to mental illness. The negative cycle of poverty and mental illness impact on a woman’s ability...

Nurses’ care of young mothers leaves traces in babies’ DNA

Published: 1May2018

Researchers have known for a couple of decades that early life adversity can affect the way that particular genes function through a process called epigenetics - a bit like a dimmer switch on a...

Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms – and dads – at risk

Published: 14Nov2017

Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later....

World Breast Feeding Week

Published: 8Aug2016

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. (WHO)  

Daily quiet time to improve new mothers’ health

Published: 19Jan2015

A quiet time scheduled every afternoon could improve the health of newborns and mothers in maternity wards according to researchers at McGill University.

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