Characteristics of Neonatal Hypoglycemia

A new report published in the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism examines the common characteristics of infants admitted to neonatal units for hypoglycemia to give medical professionals a set of guidelines or common factors in infants affected by the condition. ... read more »

Breastfeeding A Sick Baby

The antibodies that are present in a mother's breast milk are very beneficial to the baby's immune system. It will be easily digested and it will speed up the baby's recovery time. ... read more »

A Baby's Cry May Indicate a Specific Health Issue

A baby’s cry is one of their only means of communication for at least 10 months, but it can tell you a lot about how they’re feeling and what they want. ... read more »

Preventing Emergency Care Visits for Infants

Some new moms are even more prone to visit the emergency room for any and every little thing, which can get expensive fast. Another option is to have a nurse on call for home visits, but this is also expensive. ... read more »

Surprising Reason Why Babies’ Noses Are So Stuffy

A runny nose and stuffed-up head signal a cold in almost everybody but newborns are different. Unexpected symptoms such as a stuffy nose with no discharge can be mystifying. ... read more »

Cell Aging Linked to Stress During Pregnancy

Children born to women experiencing extreme trauma or traumatic life changes during pregnancy are affected on a cellular level. ... read more »

Infant Growth Process: Birth to Nine Months After ART

With the technological advancement in ART (assisted reproductive treatment) couples who were once considered infertile are now able to conceive and give birth to biological offspring using costly reproductive treatment. ... read more »

Asthma More Likely in Low Birthweight Babies

Babies and infants born with lower than average birth weight may be at increased risk for developing asthma later in life. ... read more »

Extra Pregnancy Care Training Needed to Improve Safety

According to a study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, additional education can reduce the risk and occurrence of adverse outcomes during and after pregnancy. ... read more »

Plastics and Pesticides May Increase Risk of Infertility

A new study reveals that women working directly with pesticides and plasticizers may have less chance of getting pregnant. ... read more »

Is it Okay to Diet During Pregnancy?

For some women, the worries about pregnancy weight may cause her to diet. It is unsafe to diet in pregnancy, though weight loss is not dangerous in some cases, as was once thought. ... read more »

A Mother’s Depression May Affect Baby

Researchers have found a connection between depression in pregnant women and physical effects on infants. The effects noted include reduced muscle tone, increased stress hormones and neurological / behavioral problems. ... read more »

Impact of Neonatal HSV Reduced with Long-Term Oral Treatment

Neonatal HSV can cause brain damage and death so researchers took a look at how long-term treatment affected the outcome 12 months after treatment was completed. ... read more »

Sucrose and Infant Pain Management

Sucrose is used in a medical setting as an alternative means of pain relief or prevention infants. Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto recently reviewed various clinical databases for studies on sucrose use. ... read more »

10 Survival Tips for Breastfeeding Parents

Breastfeeding is very beneficial to the baby and should be considered if you are able to do so. Here are ten pieces of advice every mother should consider when breastfeeding. ... read more »

Singing Better Than Baby Talk for Irritable Infants

It seems babies remain calm and content longer when they hear adults singing rather than speaking baby talk to them. ... read more »

Basic Diapering Skills 101

When pee and poo are on the line, it is important to know the basics of proper diapering well ahead of time so practice before the baby is born. ... read more »

Study Reveals that Infants Are Able to Learn During Sleep

You’ve probably heard of people learning different languages in their sleep by listening to an mp3 of recorded phrases and words, but did you know that babies can also learn while they are asleep? ... read more »

Early Speech Development in Infants

Language development is something nearly all parents focus on strongly during their babies’ development. Anticipating first words and first ability to truly communicate desires is something shared universally. ... read more »

Is Your Baby’s Spit Up Normal?

While you might think nine months is long enough for a baby to develop in the womb, he or she will not actually be fully developed upon arrival. Yes, all of the body parts will be present and accounted for, but some parts are not yet ready to perform their intended duties.  ... read more »

Hearing Tests for Infants Can Be Conducted Remotely

Recently, the medical community has found an ingenious use for telemedicine by offering virtual follow-ups to hearing tests on newborns. This technology has been especially useful in places where families don’t have the means to commute for follow-up exams. ... read more »

Bottle Feeding: Is It Healthy?

Bottle feeding offers a safe, healthy alternative to breastfeeding. All formulas must offer a basic list of nutritional advantages to the baby. Among infant formulas there are four types: milk-based, soy-based, lacto-based and speciality. ... read more »

Evaluating Current Ventilation Therapies in Preterm Infants

Ventilation and other medical interventions are often used on pre-term infants to improve lung function and prolong early life long enough to allow the lungs to develop properly and sustain life without medical intervention. ... read more »

Critical Period of Infant Development and Obesity

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill recently published a study in the journal Social Science & Medicine. The study aimed to find a possible link between early infant feeding practices and increased risk of childhood and adult obesity. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Schedule

When breastfeeding, schedule is not as important as flexibility.Breastfeeding mothers need to be ready and willing to adapt to baby'sneed as those needs are constantly changing. ... read more »