Advocates cannot reach every infant or every family, acknowledged National Coalition for Infant HealthMedical 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.”
Researchers found that infants whose mothers received Tdap immunization between 27 weeks' and 36 weeks' gestation had significantly higher geometric mean concentrations of pertussis toxin antibodies in their cord blood than those whose mothers weren't given Tdap vaccine.
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Hispanic infants born with heart disease have worse outcomes in the first year than those born to white mothers, with researchers linking the finding to the mother's level of education and insurance coverage, according to a study.
MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While death rates among infants, teens and young adults in the United States have dropped in recent decades, they're still higher than in other developed countries, a new study finds.
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among pregnant women with substance use disorders is high, and better strategies to effectively screen and link women and their exposed infants to HCV care and treatment are needed, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.1
Babies have long been offered a bit of sugar water or breastmilk to comfort them during needle sticks, and a new study suggests these methods of pain relief may work even better when babies are also nestled in their mothers’ arms.
Breast is best, the familiar adage reminds parents of newborns. And this August, Breastfeeding Awareness Month gives families, health care providers and policymakers a chance to reflect on the benefits that breastfeeding offers babies and mothers alike.
Katie Raftery was in a Massachusetts prison for drug-related crimes when she found out she was pregnant with her second child. A longtime heroin user, she was released to a residential drug treatment program where she stayed for seven months, until her baby was born.
Dr. Christine Olson, preterm/infant health team lead for the CDC's Division of Reproductive Health, is encouraging clinicians to increase their focus on disseminating safe sleep information to parents.