Mothers

Should I breastfeed my baby in pandemic times?

Mother holding her baby
At World Breastfeeding Week, UN organizations have been emphatic in encouraging continued breastfeeding in times of pandemic

COVID-19 baby boom? This new study suggests perhaps not

Couple talking in a room.
Over 80% of people surveyed in a study do not plan to conceive during the COVID-19 crisis

New evidence for optimizing malaria treatment in pregnant women

Mother with baby
A new drug should be used to minimize the side effects pregnant women suffer from the usual treatment

Milk allergy guidelines may cause overdiagnosis in babies

Little girl drinking a glass of milk.
Current medical guidelines for diagnosing cow's milk allergy in babies and young children may be linked to overdiagnosis of the condition

Selection of outfits for children

Kid wearing a hat
When it comes to the choice of clothes for children, parents understand that there are many aspects to consider

Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women

Pregnancy test and contraceptive pills.
Young, low-income women are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill

New evidence on the mistreatment of women during childbirth

Pregnant woman sitting on a hospital gurney.
New evidence from a WHO-led study in four countries shows more than one-third of women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities.

Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?

Pregnant woman doing salad.
Higher level education was associated with improved adherence to dietary guidelines in pregnant women. Find out more in here

How sperm unpack dad's genome so it merges with mom's

Sperm cell
A new study may give us some insights into one of the most mysterious moments of human conception.

Babies born prematurely can catch up their immune systems

Premature baby in an incubator.
Researchers have found babies born before 32 weeks' gestation can rapidly acquire some adult immune functions after birth.

Household chemical use linked to child language delays

Person cleaning surface.
If their parents use chemicals such as household cleaners, children are more likely to show delays in language development by age 2.

Low-cost 'smart' diaper can notify caregiver when it's wet

A woman adjusts her baby's diaper.
If worn too long, a wet diaper can cause painful rashes, and miserable babies -- and parents
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