Missed nursing care linked to higher odds of adverse outcomes for very low birthweight infants

Sometimes hospital staff nurses cannot provide required care due to time constraints. This reality can contribute to potentially dire outcomes for very low birthweight (VLBW) infants, who weigh less than…

Early tastings allow infants to eat more food and stop breastfeeding

The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study from Uppsala University…

Breast milk of people vaccinated against COVID-19 provides protection to infants, study reveals

A new study from the University of Florida provides more evidence that the breast milk of people vaccinated against COVID-19 provides protection to infants too young to receive the vaccine.…

Anaphylaxis symptoms in most infants appear to resolve with a single dose of epinephrine

Although many parents of infants worry about their child having a food allergy, there has not been a lot of research into the presentation of anaphylaxis in infants. A new…

Administering steroids during heart surgery does not improve post-operative outcomes in infants

The largest clinical trial ever conducted in infants younger than age 1 undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass found that administering steroids during surgery did not improve post-operative outcomes compared…

Infant-directed singing improves infants’ social visual behavior according to new research

In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, researchers assessed the impact of infant-directed singing on the social visual behavior of the infant.…

How has the COVID pandemic affected neurodevelopmental in infants?

In a recent study published in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers investigated the association between neurodevelopmental impairment in infants and factors such as gestational exposure to severe acute respiratory…

Infants’ innateness for tuning in to musical rhythms is intertwined with early social engagement

Engaging infants with a song provides a readymade means for supporting social development and interaction, according to a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers…

Favorable outcomes of infants born after maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy

In a recent Pediatrics journal study, researchers assessed the outcomes of children born to mothers infected during pregnancy with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In utero, mother-to-child SARS-CoV-2…

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy protects infants from SARS-CoV-2 infection

In a recent study under review at the Nature Portfolio journal and currently posted to Research Square* preprint server, researchers evaluated the efficacy of maternal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination…