Expectant mothers drinking tea may be bad for their unborn baby’s health, a new study shows.
Binge drinking during pregnancy is risky: It can, and routinely does, lead to fetal alcohol syndrome and other troubles that plague a child for life, as the U.S. Surgeon General has warned since the 1980s.
A New Jersey law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, requiring all health insurers in the state to cover donated human breast milk for infants under certain circumstances.
There are significant gaps between the recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve antibiotic stewardship, which may have resulted in significant differences in clinical practice in neonatal settings, according to study findings published in Pediatrics.
An incomplete and poorly conceived report from the controversial Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has set its sights on a most unbecoming target: infants with a degenerative, life-threatening neurological condition.
CDC officials reported high influenza activity in 19 states and New York City, and 24 states had widespread activity during the week ending Dec. 29. Two additional pediatric deaths have been reported, bringing the season's total to 13, while influenza A strain H1N1 remains the most prevalent form.
Babies who had elevated prenatal alcohol exposure trajectories had lower birth weight and length and scored lower on neurodevelopmental assessments at ages 6 months and 12 months, according to a study in Pediatrics.
Task force reaffirms 2009 recommendation; draft currently open to comment
Hospital efforts to support breastfeeding by having babies “room-in” with mothers may have a rare unintended consequence: an increased risk of newborn falls.
Neonatal video-assisted resuscitation reduces transfers from hospitals without newborn intensive care units and provides significant cost savings, according to study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.
Researchers found that infants born to mothers who smoked and who received vitamin C with their prenatal vitamins had significantly improved forced expiratory flows at age 3 months, compared with those whose smoking mothers were given placebos along with the prenatal vitamins.
Canadian researchers found that preterm infants who received caffeine within the first two days of life had improved cognitive test scores and were less likely to develop hearing problems and cerebral palsy at ages 18 months to 24 months compared with those who were given caffeine after the first two days of life.
Pregnant women who opt for surgical cesarean deliveries may be more likely than those who have vaginal deliveries to have a child that is overweight by its first birthday, a small study suggests.
Most fetal abnormalities in infants with intrauterine exposure to the Zika virus were detected on prenatal ultrasound images, but some mild brain abnormalities were detected only in postnatal scans, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics.
Jill Birt, who has experience as a registered labor and delivery nurse, and teaches prenatal yoga at Soul Strong Yoga, knows the challenges of pregnancy. She is always seeking additional education.
Head-size measurements can help screen for long-term IQ problems in very premature or very low birth weight babies, researchers say.
If your 6-month-old still wakes up at 2 a.m., a new study suggests you don't lose any additional sleep worrying about it.
A study examines 'subjective workload' among NICU nurses, and finds a number of perceived stressors that take time away from essential care and could lead to sub-optimal outcomes.
Advocates cannot reach every infant or every family, acknowledged National Coalition for Infant Health Medical Director Mitchell Goldstein, MD, as he welcomed attendees to the fourth annual infant health policy summit on Thursday. But, he emphasized, “We can impact policy.”