A new study reports lightly stroking an infant, at a speed of 3 centimeters per second, can help to provide pain relief prior to medical procedures.
When parents play with their child, their brains show similar bursts of brain activity. The activity is linked to their baby's attention patterns, and not their own, researchers report.
Researchers report increases in cortical responses to infants' faces between the prenatal to postnatal period is associated with more positive relationships with the baby after birth.
Researchers say that while modern formulas and breast milk encourage the growth of similar kinds of gut bacteria in babies, the bacteria work differently.
According to researchers, analyzing the gut microbiome of premature babies may help develop personalized feeding patterns and nutrients to help them get stronger.
ESP22, a substance found in a baby's tears, makes female mice more likely to reject male sexual advances, researchers report.
A new study reports the gut microbiota composition of a child at 2 years of age is associated with body mass index at age 12. Researchers say studying a toddler's gut bacteria may help identify children most at risk of obesity.
Contrary to popular belief, researchers report infants who co-sleep in their parent's bedroom do not experience an increased risk of developing behavioral problems later in childhood. The study reports there are beneficial outcomes of co-sleeping, such as improved child sleep quality and increased prosocial behavior.
A new study reports the brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature females.