Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids

A mother’s example could be instrumental in a child maintaining a healthy weight, suggests new research published in The BMJ

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids“Living a healthy lifestyle can not only help adults to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, but also can exert health benefits to their offspring,”said Dr Qi Sun from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Mothers have a powerful influence over their children’s lifestyle choices, but it’s […]

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals study

Mothers have long been told that ‘breast is best’ when it comes to feeding newborn babies, but a small experiment suggests at least some of the benefits may have nothing to do with the milk itself

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals studyPaediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. While there’s plenty of research documenting these benefits, less is known about exactly how breastfeeding might cause […]

Depression and anxiety during pregnancy can affect babies’ brains

While pregnant, the stress hormones and other physiological consequences of depression and anxiety that circulate in the mother’s system are also picked up by the developing foetus, through the placenta and in the womb. This can alter the way a baby’s stress system develops

Depression and anxiety during pregnancy can affect babies’ brainsWomen with depression and anxiety during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with altered brain development that might be linked to behaviour problems later in childhood, a small study suggests. Researchers asked 101 women to complete questionnaires about depression and anxiety symptoms during their third trimester of pregnancy. Overall, six mothers had symptoms […]

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?

Breastfeeding does acts as a method of birth control. This is due to the LAM idea meaning Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM). While ‘lactational’ refers to breastfeeding, ‘amenorrhea’ means not being able to menstruate. This means that when you feed your baby breast milk, you do not ovulate, and when you do not ovulate, you don’t have chances to get pregnant

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for a newborn. Infection rates are lower as mother’s milk is rich in antibodies. Importantly, breastfeeding enhances the bond between mother and the child. We are also aware that breastfeeding is equally beneficial to the mother as it decreases the chances of post-partum […]

Probiotic intake during pregnancy lowers eczema risk in offspring

The study found a reduced eczema risk for kids when their mothers took probiotics during the final weeks of pregnancy and the first six months of breastfeeding. Avoiding potentially allergenic foods like nuts, dairy and eggs during pregnancy didn’t appear to influence a child’s risk of eczema

Probiotic intake during pregnancy lowers eczema risk in offspringWomen who take probiotics while they’re pregnant and breastfeeding could be less likely to have children with eczema than mothers who don’t, a research review suggests. Probiotic use during pregnancy and lactation was associated with a 22% lower risk of young children developing eczema, a common inflammatory skin disorder, the study found. This is the […]

Use of antidepressants in pregnancy can affect child’s brain development

Researchers at Columbia University found changes in the way babies brains developed if their mothers took certain antidepressants. Babies whose mothers took the drugs had more core connections in parts of their brains that control negative emotional responses. Other research has found links to antidepressant use in pregnancy and risks for autism and low birth weights in babies   

Use of antidepressants in pregnancy can affect child’s brain developmentBabies’ brains may develop differently when their mothers take antidepressants during pregnancy, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined brain scans of 16 newborns whose mothers took medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression during pregnancy. They also studied 21 babies whose mothers had untreated depression during pregnancy, and 61 infants born […]

Babies with heart defects can have an impact on mother’s health too

Women who give birth to infants with congenital heart defects may have an increased risk of cardiovascular hospitalisations later in life, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

Babies with heart defects can have an impact on mother’s health tooThe study of more than one million women is the first to show congenital heart defects in newborns may be a marker for an increased risk of their mothers developing heart problems, including heart attack and heart failure, years after pregnancy. Researchers analysed data on women who delivered infants between 1989 and 2013 in Quebec, […]

#MomVsFlu: Doctors start campaign to raise awareness on influenza

According to few official reports, India reported 38,811 cases of flu and 2,266 deaths due to flu in 2017. In spite of the increasing cases of flu each year in India, 40% of mothers and parents, still do not take the flu seriously. #MomVsFlu is an initiative started by two doctors from Mumbai after a small survey conducted by Abbott that they released on Tuesday

#MomVsFlu: Doctors start campaign to raise awareness on influenza“Influenza flu is under-reported, underdiagnosed and eventually, goes untreated. There is no data in place. We interviewed people in the form of a questionnaire and about 1,000 people from eight cities in the country, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune participated,” said Dr Uday A Pai, Paediatrician, Past president of Indian […]

Maha govt to implement ‘Pantapradhan Matru vandana Yojana’ to curb infant-mother mortality rate

The state government will implement ‘Prime Minister's Mantru Vandana Yojana’, which has been launched by the central government to reduce the number of maternal and infant mortality rate. Under this scheme, financial support will be provided to pregnant and lactating mothers. This financial assistance will be given to women in three stages of pregnancy and after delivery

Maha govt to implement ‘Pantapradhan Matru vandana Yojana’ to curb infant-mother mortality rateIn India, many pregnant women from economically weaker sections of the society live below the poverty line. In order to earn their daily wage, they have to work during the course of their pregnancy. And after the delivery, even when they are not physically capable, many of them resume work immediately as there is no […]

Counselling helps moms to bring up healthy preemies, finds survey

Being a mother of a premature baby can be quite difficult owing to the cluelessness of the whereabouts of the nutrition for the child. According to a new survey conducted by a leading healthcare and research foundation, mothers with information about nutrition are four times more prepared than those mothers who have not undergone any counseling during delivery

Counselling helps moms to bring up healthy preemies, finds surveyPreemies need special medical care in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. They stay there until their organ systems can work on their own. According to World Health Organization, India tops the list of 10 countries with the greatest numbers of preterm births with an elephantine figure of 3,519,100 births a year. Every year, an […]
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