New research findings don't seem to support idea that soothers shouldn't be given to breastfeeding babies in hospital
The findings of a new study don't appear to support the idea that, in order not to interfer with breastfeeding, dummies shouldn't be given to newborns, reports Science Daily.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends hospitals worldwide follow its Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding to ensure they're providing the necessary support to help ... Continue reading
New reports allege that Mexican woman said to be pregnant with nine babies is not pregnant at all
Last week Mexico’s main broadcaster Televisa reported that Karla Perez, 32, was allegedly pregnant with nine babies.
But now, new reports suggest that Karla isn’t expecting after all.
According to the Televisa report, Karla underwent fertility treatment before falling pregnant with nine babies – that’s nonuplets, in case you wondered!
However, doubts have been ... Continue reading
Increased requests from parents in the US to have siblings present during birth has lead to hospitals relaxing their policies
A increasing number of hospitals in the US say they're facing requests to have children present at the birth of siblings, with some families feeling it makes older siblings less jealous, reports The Daily Mail.
American hospitals, which are competing for pregnant women who want a less medical birth experience, are having ... Continue reading
Study suggests a possible link between baby's gender and mum's cardiac disease
Pregnant women heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls than boys, a small study has found.
The study, which had its findings presented at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai last week, looked at 216 babies born to 200 women, all who had been diagnosed with heart disease. ... Continue reading
Experts predict that baby boys born today will outlive baby girls
Experts have predicted that boys born today may be the first generation in which boys could outlive girls, reports the Telegraph.
Due to health protecting properties of female hormones, women have previously been expected to live up to six years longer than men.
It has been forecast by experts advising the Office of ... Continue reading
Adorable baby video gets thousands of hits – and had all at MFM HQ smiling!
Baby Brantley is poised to take the Internet by storm with a cute clip of him giggling infectiously at a vacuum cleaner.
The video has gone viral since his mum posted the clip on YouTube last month, with his infectious laughter amusing nearly 90,000 viewers. It shows Brantley giggling whenever the vacuum ... Continue reading
Health Protection Agency is encouraging parents to check that children’s vaccinations are up to date
A rise in the number of cases of whooping cough in England has prompted the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to warn parents to check that their children’s vaccinations are up to date.
There have been 665 confirmed cases of whooping cough so far this year, compared to the 1,040 cases in the ... Continue reading
Well, there's a pretty good chance she might! According to official projections, one in three babies born this year will live to the ripe old age of 100
A third of all babies born this year will live to celebrate their 100th birthday, according to projections by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS report What Are The Chances Of Surviving To Age 100? also suggests that more than 95,000 people aged 65 this year could celebrate their 100th ... Continue reading
A 10-point checklist of possible autism-related signs may help parents recognise the condition earlier
A study has indicated it may be possible to diagnose autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in some toddlers as young as 14 months, reports Science Daily. And the expert behind the study wants parents to be empowered to spot potential indicators of autism and communication delays.
The study, by Dr Rebecca Landa from ... Continue reading
New research suggests it may be time to change the messages around breastfeeding, in order to help mums breastfeed for longer
We've heard the “breast is best” message and know the official advice is to feed by breast exclusively for our baby's first six months, but could this approach being missing the mark? Well, new research suggests these messages may not successfully encourage us to exclusively breastfeed for six months, and could ... Continue reading
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