It is well known that breastfeeding is beneficial for mother child bonding and infant health. New research investigates why breastfeeding is so beneficial and points to previously unknown health benefits for mother and child.
A new study reports mothers who demonstrate better emotional control and problem solving abilities have a more positive influence on their child's behavior.
Rejection from fathers may lead to an increased risk of social anxiety and loneliness in children and teens, a new study reports.
A new study reveals newborns who are stressed by their environment have a greater neural pain response following a routine skin lance than babies who are not stressed. However, the neural response is not matched by their physical reaction to pain.
A new study reveals longer breastfeeding is associated with increased maternal sensitivity well into childhood.
According to researchers, babies whose mothers were more anxious spent longer focusing on environmental threats than those whose moms were more relaxed.
A new study supports previous findings that show men have biological responses to becoming a parent. The study revealed men whose testosterone levels dropped during 9 months following birth were at higher risk of developing post partum depression. By contrast, those who experienced high testosterone were at higher risk of experiencing stress and tended to be more aggressive toward their partner.
Researchers find a correlation between concern over their infant's sleep patterns and parental depression. When problems with infant sleep are resolved, parental depression was significantly lifted.