If you’re about to give up breastfeeding because of low milk supply, but wish you didn’t have to, read on. If you’re thinking about quitting breastfeeding/chestfeeding because you aren’t making enough milk for your baby, you aren’t alone. Low milk supply is one of the most common reasons new parents stop nursing and transition to
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. To that end, every week we round up the most hilarious quips from parents on Twitter to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch, and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! My son called the butter shelf
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 transmission is possible; however, the mechanisms remain unknown. Previous studies have reported the transplacental passage of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, thereby providing some passive protection to newborns.
Breastfeeding can be hard enough on parents. Unsolicited comments and opinions from other people don’t make it any easier. Though many women enjoy moments of connection and a sense of accomplishment in nourishing their baby this way, nursing can also be physically, mentally and emotionally taxing. Advertisement So unless you’re going to say something encouraging
Pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound (PedMSUS) has great potential in the evaluation of children with arthritis, and since 2012 several PedMSUS courses have been endorsed by EULAR – The European Alliance of Rheumatology Associations. But despite this, there has been no agreed educational procedure for the conduct, content and format of these courses. This is critical, since
Standard time is upon us again, and daylight saving is over! In most of the United States, we’ll be setting our clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Pre-kids, standard time might have sprung up every year without warning, resulting in a welcome extra hour of sleep in the fall and an
Portuguese researchers have proven that hearing assessment in early-age infants can help predict milestones and early detection of neurodevelopmental disorder markers. Several studies suggest that the brain’s response to different auditory stimulus intensities in newborn babies can provide important information about basic auditory sensory processing skills, with cascading effects on aspects such as behavioral organization,
Huntington’s disease, a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative condition, is caused by a genetic error present at birth, though its symptoms often don’t begin until middle adulthood. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been trying to understand how the aging process triggers the onset of symptoms, with the expectation that such knowledge
The prognosis for the sick child, who hadn’t responded to standard treatment, was dire. But a team of Rutgers physicians believed there might be hope despite the conventional wisdom against pursuing any further treatment. What happened over the course of the next few weeks in that autumn of 2020 – described as a case study
Trained developmental-behavioral pediatricians can generally diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children without the need for additional Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) testing, finds a prospective multicenter study. The study, conducted through the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet) and led by Boston Children’s Hospital, was published October 17 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Illustration: Jianan Liu/HuffPost; Photo: Getty Images The fear of dolls is known as “pediophobia.” (We’re sorry if we just triggered yours!) For years we had a running gag in my family where on Christmas I’d sometimes wrap up an Annabelle doll and pass it off as a gift for my little sister. The doll ―
In a recent American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology study, researchers explore the association between maternal insulin resistance during the early, middle, and late stages of an uncomplicated pregnancy with fetal fat deposition to understand the influence of maternal glucose regulation during gestation on child adiposity. Study: Maternal insulin resistance in pregnancy is associated with fetal
Amazon Galaxy SmartTag, Apple AirTags, Tile Pro It’s time to start preparing for holiday travel — which also means bracing for any unexpected mishaps. And if flying is as chaotic as it was this past summer, you’re going to want to use all the travel hacks you can in order to avoid more headaches. This
The birth of every new life is to be celebrated! Expecting parents often advised by doctors from the department of gynecology and obstetrics to consider noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Parents often have many questions with regard to the potential benefits of prenatal screening and making an informed choice to better understand the health status of
Chickenpox, called varicella by scientists, is a formerly ubiquitous childhood illness that produces a characteristic vesicular rash of varying extent and severity. In earlier days, chickenpox affected almost every child. however, the incidence of this condition has dropped steeply following the introduction of varicella-zoster vaccines. Study: 25 Years of Varicella Vaccination in the United States.
It seemed like the perfect new career. I loved helping parents and posting advice on social. I just had no idea how toxic it would be. I knew nothing about baby sleep before I became a mom. Throughout my pregnancy, I spent countless hours reading about the stuff I thought was most important: pregnancy, birth,
You may have heard about pediatric hospital wards being overwhelmed by cases of RSV. While RSV is not a new virus and usually causes only mild symptoms, there are a couple of factors at play that make this year unique when it comes to RSV infections. Here’s what you need to know. What is RSV
Researchers call for better newborn screens across the U.S. Cystic fibrosis is missed more often in newborn screenings for non-white than white babies, creating higher risk for irreversible lung damage and other serious outcomes in Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian and Alaska Native newborns, a new study finds. The genetic panels used in newborn screening
You may have seen these futuristic pods plunked down in airports but now there’s one for students and teachers looking to nurse or pump in private at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. Breastfeeding openly in public isn’t considered too scandalous these days. Even Pope Francis encouraged moms to openly nurse in the chapel a few
Marriage is full of highs, lows and a whole bunch of ordinary moments in between. And somehow the spouses of Twitter continue to find humor in the minutiae of married life ― and sum it up perfectly in no more than 280 characters. Every other week, we round up the funniest marriage tweets of the