Aluminium content of infant formulas
This follow up study analysed the aluminium content of 30 infant formulas which are widely available within the UK.
Impact of carrying babies on their calming responses
This study argues that mammalian infants require persistent parental care for survival and psychosocial development and that they have an innate drive to be near their mothers and will protest if separated.
Association between total duration of breastfeeding and iron deficiency
This Canadian research examined if there was an association between the total breastfeeding duration and iron stores in young urban children.
Vitamin D status of exclusively breastfed infants in New Zealand aged 2-3 months
This study analyses the serum vitamin D concentrations of 94 healthy term exclusively breastfed infants aged 2-3 months over a 15 month period. The distribution of vitamin D concentration across the sample by season was examined and the proportion of infants with vitamin D deficiency.
Fathers’ involvement in childcare and perceived skill as a parent
A study in the USA explored first-time fathers’ perceived childcare skill during the transition to parenthood.
Differences in enteral feeding practices
A web-based survey of 127 tertiary neonatal intensive care units in a variety of countries across the world was carried out to evaluate enteral feeding practices.
Does breastfeeding have an effect on brain responses?
A small study of 17 mothers of healthy infants investigated the association between breastfeeding, maternal brain response to own infant stimuli, and maternal sensitivity in the early postpartum period.
Breastfeeding by mothers carrying the Hepatitis B virus
Systematic review concludes that breastfeeding does not contribute to mother to child transmission of Hepatitis B
Review of dummy use and its potential impact on breastfeeding
Dummy (pacifier) use has become a cultural norm in many parts of the world. However there is widespread belief that this use may impact on breastmilk production and lead to cessation of breastfeeding.
Protective effect of exclusive breastfeeding against infections during infancy: a prospective study
A study was carried out on the island of Crete, Greece to prospectively investigate the effects of breastfeeding on the frequency and severity of infections in a well-defined infant population who were known to have adequate vaccination coverage and healthcare standards.
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