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MOTHERS’ MIGRAINE LINKED TO COLIC IN INFANTS

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:04:38 +0000

Researchers report that mothers with migraine are more than twice as likely as those without to have an infant with colic. “Infants that inherit migraine genes may be more sensitive to normal stimuli and express that sensitivity as colicky crying,” lead investigator Amy Gelfand, MD, a child neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, told Medscape Medical News. “This ...

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DOES DAD TIME WITH INFANTS BOOST BABIES’ IQ?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:55:00 +0000

A new study suggests that if you’re a new father, spending plenty of time with your baby could boost his or her mental development. British researchers looked at how 128 fathers interacted with their infants at 3 months of age. When the kids turned 2, the researchers measured their mental development. Infants whose fathers were more engaged and active when ...

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DAD’S INVOLVEMENT WITH BABY EARLY ON IS ASSOCIATED WITH A BOOST IN MENTAL DEVELOPMENT

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:40:58 +0000

Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life can have a positive impact on their baby’s cognitive development. In a study, published in the Infant Mental Health Journal, researchers from Imperial College London, King’s College London and Oxford University looked at how fathers interacted with their babies at three months of age and measured ...

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PREGNANT MOTHER’S STRESS AFFECTS THE BABY

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:21:38 +0000

If a mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an team of researchers from the University of Zurich. The feeling is of constantly being on edge, always having to take care of everything, not being able to find a balance. If an expectant mother ...

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BABIES’ GAZE SUGGEST WE ARE BORN UNDERSTANDING COLOR

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:45:53 +0000

Unless you’re colorblind, you probably have a pretty good idea of what red, green, and blue are. Yet those labels are arbitrary divisions of the color spectrum; there’s no definitive point where the wavelengths of light we call orange turn into red. So cognitive scientists have long wondered whether we learn our labels from our culture or inherit them from ...

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CAN BABIES BE SPOILED WITH LOVE AND ATTENTION?

Mon, 01 May 2017 15:20:43 +0000

    Research can help us understand why traditional practices are so important. Knowing why, we are less quick to cast adrift customs that can deeply enrich our lives. Nearly every new parent hears the admonition, “Don’t spoil the baby!” at one time or another in the early months of parenting. Our concern about raising “spoiled” children comes from an earlier ...

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SOUND EXPOSURE FOR PREMATURE BABIES IN NICUs

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:41:33 +0000

Premature babies often spend the first several weeks of life in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), where, ideally, they are protected from too much noise stimulation. However, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that preemies may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The researchers ...

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HOW BABIES’ BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IS SHAPED BY TOUCH

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:38:09 +0000

For newborns, skin-to-skin contact with parents and caregivers helps shape how their brains respond to touch, a sense necessary for social and emotional connections. A lot of previous research has linked skin-to-skin touch with developmental benefits for both premature and full-term babies, ranging from improved growth and sleep to better motor development. Research has also tied breastfeeding and other forms ...

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THE ROLE OF VOCALIZATION IN INFANT MASSAGE

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:35:00 +0000

Another element in the dance of bonding is vocalization. From the moment she first responded to sound at around seven months gestation, your infant has been listening to your voice. Her body moves in rhythm with your speech patterns, and the high-pitched tone you use when talking to her is particularly sweet to her ears. During her massage, you might ...

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EARLY STIMULATION CAN BOOST BABIES’ BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:16:46 +0000

Many new parents think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn’t be challenged to do things that they’re not yet ready for. Infants should learn to roll around under their own power, without any helpful nudges, and they shouldn’t support their weight before they can stand or walk on their own. They mustn’t be potty ...

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BABIES’ BRAINS TO BE MAPPED IN THE WOMB AND AFTER BIRTH

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:37:12 +0000

UK scientists have embarked on a six-year project to map how nerve connections develop in babies’ brains while still in the womb and after birth. By the time a baby takes its first breath many of the key pathways between nerves have already been made, and some of these will help determine how a baby thinks or sees the world, ...

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SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT AFTER BIRTH

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:24:32 +0000

According to a new review of existing evidence, skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth can be used to promote breastfeeding and may give babies a better start in life. The researchers found that women who had skin-to-skin contact with their naked babies right after delivery were more likely to breastfeed longer and be breastfeeding months later than ...

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