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'Breastfeeding may protect moms from cancer, heart disease'

The study underscores the importance of policies that make it possible for women to breastfeed, according to study senior author Alison Stuebe from the University of North Carolina in the US.

Deaf women may have pre-term or low birth weight babies

Babies born to women with hearing loss are more likely at risk of being born premature and or have low birth weight, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

High vitamin B level in mother's may reduce eczema risk in infants

A new study conducted by researchers has found that babies whose mothers possess a higher level of particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy may be at a lesser risk of developing eczema, which involves inflammation of the skin.

Maternal diabetes may up health risks in babies

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes (which develops during pregnancy) or pre-gestational diabetes (prior to pregnancy) may be at an increased risk of developing malformations, abnormal size, jaundice and low blood sugar, says a new study.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital celebrates 10 years of Fetal Medicine

 Leading doctors here on Tuesday underlined the role of fetal medicine in ensuring that the health of the unborn baby was not compromised.

Cesarean mum breast feeding may pass stress to babies

The findings revealed levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which were higher in the milk of mothers who got their babies delivered by Cesarean section (C-section) or who had no partner at home.

Zika virus now linked to severe joint deformities in babies!

Researchers from Brazil's Recife, the city at the centre of the Zika epidemic, believe there may also be a link between Zika infection and a severe joint condition.

Five herbs that may help cure Zika virus infection  – Watch slideshow

Five herbs that may help cure Zika virus infection – Watch slideshow

Five herbs that may help cure Zika virus infection – Watch slideshow

Two babies born in California with Zika-related defect

Two babies have been born in California with the severe birth defect microcephaly after their mothers contracted the Zika virus.

Stop mom-shaming those wanting to breastfeed

Even as we are in 2016, feeding in public is frowned upon, targeted and shamed. Women are compelled to leave home post delivery, whatever be the reason.

Breastfeeding: How much, how often, introduction of solid foods!

It is recommended that newborns should not go more than about 4 hours without feeding, even overnight.

Breastfeeding – What new mothers need to know!

 Breast milk contains antibodies that help the baby fights off viruses and bacteria.  

World Breastfeeding Week: Foods nursing mothers should not eat!

 Here are some foods that breastfeeding moms should avoid ast babies often object to these foods.

Baby care during monsoon: Tips to get rid of prickly heat rash in babies!

 Most prickly heat rashes disappear on its own in a few days unless the rash gets infected.

Shocking! Heartbreaking video of babies born addicted to drugs - Watch

The condition can cause infants to tremble, struggle to eat and often choke during feeds. 

Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications

The study found that boys are more likely to be born spontaneously pre-term. Boys showed a 27 per cent higher risk for a pre-term birth between 20-24 weeks' gestation, 24 per cent higher risk for a pre-term birth between 30-33 weeks and 17 per cent higher risk for pre-term birth between 34-36 weeks.

Reasons why you should let your kids eat dirt!

Microbial exposure during early life has been linked to greater protection from illnesses such as allergies, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), asthma, obesity, diabetes, etc, later in life.

Premature babies at greater of risk of osteoporosis in adulthood

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle.

WHO for stringent laws against breast milk substitutes

WHO recommends that babies are fed nothing but breast milk for their first 6 months, after which they should continue breastfeeding as well as eating other safe and nutritionally adequate foods until 2 years of age or beyond.