Babies

Dangers of smoking during pregnancy

Published: 20Sep2021

Mothers who smoke are more likely to deliver smaller babies even after a full-term pregnancy, increasing the risks of birth defects and neurological disorders later in life, say researchers from...

Bilingual babies prefer baby talk - in any language

Published: 24Mar2021

Babies prefer baby talk in any language, but particularly when it’s in a language they’re hearing at home, according to a new study including close to 700 babies on four continents. The research,...

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...

Breastfed babies are less likely to develop eczema as teenagers, study shows.

Published: 13Nov2017

A new study, which is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, and was led by researchers from King’s College London, Harvard University, University of...

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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