Elevated glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels at or around the time of conception significantly increase the risk of major cardiac defects in infants born to mothers with type 1 diabetes compared with children born to nondiabetic women, a representative nationwide Swedish study indicates.
Typical reflux symptoms in children should be treated with four to eight weeks of acid-suppression therapy, and in infants this should occur only after dietary modifications, according to a new Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Clinical Practice Guideline.
It has been nearly 20 years since a currently available drug was tested and approved specifically for the newborn population, say industry experts who are calling for education and policy changes to address the needs of this special patient population.
Does your child have a sleeping problem? If yes, your emotions during pregnancy might be to blame as a new study has shown that a mother's prenatal or postnatal depression may lead to problems in the sleeping behaviour of her offspring.
Younger gestational age in late preterm infants was more likely to contribute to morbidities resulting in hospital stay compared with causes of preterm delivery, according to research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 Meeting.
Only 30% of children born to mothers with hepatitis C virus infections were screened for HCV as part of well-child care from 2006 through 2014, even though HCV infection prevalence among pregnant women rose by 60% during the same period, according to a study in Pediatrics.
Raw sushi is out, and fish oil supplements are questionable. But regular fish consumption as part of a healthy prenatal diet? That’s a surefire way for pregnant women to realize health benefits for themselves and their babies.
From 2014 to 2016 there was an increase in the singleton low birthweight rate, which was mainly due to increases in the rate of moderately low birthweight, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
More than one-third of extremely premature and underweight babies have cerebral palsy or other motor impairments that can make it hard for them to do basic things like ride a bike or use a fork, an Australian study suggests.
There was no association between pregnant mothers who received the influenza or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines and the risk of infant death or hospitalization, researchers found.