First accurate measurements of ideal growth from conception to birth revealed

A recent study has explored the new international standards for fetal growth and newborn size, which give the first accurate measurements of ideal growth and development from conception to birth.

Germ killer in cosmetics may affect newborn`s size

Expecting mothers may take note that exposure to some common germ killers used in cosmetics can lead to reproductive problem and may even affect the size of your newborn, a study shows.

Govt scaling up newborn care units for better services

Newborn care units across the country are being scaled up under the National Rural Health Mission in association with UNICEF to address monitoring gaps in the quality of service at these facilities, an official said Tuesday.

Early skin-to-skin contact associated with higher breastfeeding rates

A new study has revealed that skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby in the delivery room is linked positively to an increased likelihood for exclusive breastfeeding.

Briton sets record with 6kg baby in Spain

A 40-year-old UK expat woman has given birth to the biggest baby ever born naturally in Spain, a girl weighing 6.2 kilogrammes - almost twice the size of an average newborn.

Delayed clamping of cord can benefit newborn: Study

A delayed clamping of the umbilical cord after birth can benefit newborn babies, according to a new study.

Dads can also recognise their babies` cry!

Paternal instinct! Fathers are just as good as mothers at identifying the unique cries of their babies, a new study has found.

Parents abandon newborn girl in Noida hospital

A day after she was born, a newborn girl was abandoned by her parents, who left on the pretext of arranging money for payment of hospital bills.

Baby boy stolen from Mumbai hospital

A newborn was on Wednesday stolen from Wadia Hospital in Central Mumbai, police said.

`Rooming in` mum, baby after delivery beneficial

Keeping the mother and her newborn in the same room every hour of the day encourages breastfeeding at least in the short term, researchers say.

`Kids should be breastfed till the age of 2`

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from August 1 to 7 each year in more than 170 countries to promote breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

`Kids should be breastfed till the age of 2`

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from August 1 to 7 each year in more than 170 countries to promote breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

Newborn on Nigeria payroll, earning $150 a month

Zamfara State AG Garba Gajam said that the baby was one of many so-called "ghost workers" found to be getting salaries without performing a job.

Mother`s touch vital for newborn`s well being

A mother`s constant touch is vital for the well being of a newborn but the practice of separation immediately after birth could be stressful.

Virus causes hearing loss among newborns

Cytomegalovirus is a common viral infection that causes flu-like or no symptoms in healthy people. However, it can cause problems if the infection occurs for the first time during pregnancy.

Virus causes hearing loss among newborns

Cytomegalovirus is a common viral infection that causes flu-like or no symptoms in healthy people. However, it can cause problems if the infection occurs for the first time during pregnancy.

Filipina says she left newborn on plane: Lawmaker

A Philippine woman has acknowledged
giving birth to a baby on a flight and then abandoning him in
the trash on board the plane, a lawmaker said on Thursday.

Researchers put paid to "baby brain" myth

Australian researchers said on Friday they had debunked the myth that a women`s ability to think was impaired by pregnancy and mothering a newborn -- a condition commonly referred to as "baby brain".

Researchers put paid to "baby brain" myth

Australian researchers said on Friday they had debunked the myth that a women`s ability to think was impaired by pregnancy and mothering a newborn -- a condition commonly referred to as "baby brain".

Newborns cry with an ‘accent’

Newborns start learning language in the womb – and their cries reflect the language their parents speak, say researchers.