The role of colostrum and infant development

Colostrum oral application, also known as colostrum mouth painting, is a common treatment in the newborn ICU for sicker, smaller neonates due to its anti-infective qualities. Colostrum, the initial breast milk, is often yellow milk that is concentrated, thick, and sticky. Colostrum has larger quantities of immunoglobulins and more protein than regular milk, giving babies […]

Exploitative marketing of formula milk & call for its control

In a Lancet series, experts express alarm over “exploitative” marketing of formula milk and advocate for restrictions. Manufacturers of formula milk have come under fire from researchers for their deceptive marketing strategies. Political involvement and deceptive statements require immediate clampdowns. Researchers have criticized formula milk producers in a three-paper series that was published in The […]

Cases of deadly Parechovirus in infants are surging

For most kids, parechovirus is mild, but it can be deadly in newborns. Parechovirus, a virus that can cause severe illness in infants, is on the rise in parts of the United States. Its a virus that can cause infection in humans and is most dangerous to newborns and infants. It’s spread by fecal-oral and […]

Breast-fed premature infants have a healthier gut than formula-fed ones

Breastmilk has long been considered “liquid gold” among clinicians treating premature infants in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Prematures who are breastfed typically have better health than those who are fed formula. But the reason why it is the case has stayed a puzzle. The difference is not solely due to the composition of […]

Early antibiotic use can result in lifelong allergies and Asthma

The study, which was published in Mucosal Immunology, has offered the clearest proof to date that the long-recognized link between early antibiotic exposure and the later onset of asthma and allergies is causal. In the study, the researchers found that the gut microbiome ecosystems and metabolic processes are impacted by antibiotics, one of the most […]

Babies may utilise saliva sharing to assess relationships

Young toddlers may form strong attachments through interactions such as sharing pieces of food or kissing. Young children are constantly observant. According to a study, this includes instances where people exchange spit while doing things like sharing meals, which may aid young children in figuring out who is in close connections with whom. Generally speaking, […]

Plastics and Cosmetics Contain Chemicals Linked to Preterm Delivery

The study was published online in July 2022 in JAMA Pediatrics. Millions of goods that people use every day include phthalates, which are normally used to harden plastics. However, a new investigation has confirmed that phthalates are linked to a higher risk of preterm deliveries. In order to better understand the connection between phthalate exposure […]

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