Healthy premature babies can succeed at breastfeeding, shows study
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  March 12, 2019  
  Pregnancy / Maternal Health  
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 Healthy premature babies can succeed at breastfeeding, shows studyHealthy premature babies can succeed at breastfeeding, shows study
 
Researchers have determined that healthy premature babies can have as much success breastfeeding as full-term babies. The study, conducted by researchers at UBC Okanagan's School of Nursing and the University of Hong Kong, involved 2,700 pairs of mothers and infants and included two different survey groups--one in 2006/07 and another in 2011/12. The mother-infant pairs were monitored from birth to 12 months or until breastfeeding ceased.
 
   Study shows connection between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring ADHDStudy shows connection between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring ADHD
 
The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later in life, showed an epidemiological study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku in Finland.
 
   Childbirth in non-hospital settings is far more dangerous than hospital deliveriesChildbirth in non-hospital settings is far more dangerous than hospital deliveries
 
Women who give birth in non-hospital settings are three times more likely to encounter complications and perinatal mortality compared with hospital births, according to a new study presented by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and its affiliated Soroka University Medical Center.
 
 Researchers develop blood test to predict spontaneous preterm birth
 
Researchers develop blood test to predict spontaneous preterm birthPregnancy can be a time of uncertainty for expecting mothers and their clinical care teams. Nearly 10 percent of births are preterm, taking place before 37 weeks gestation. Preterm birth can result from several conditions, including preterm labor, preterm rupture of the placental membrane, or preeclampsia.
 
 
 Sleep duration and satisfaction decreased up to six years for first-time parents
 
Sleep duration and satisfaction decreased up to six years for first-time parentsThe birth of a child has drastic short-term effects on new mothers' sleep, particularly during the first three months after birth. Researchers at the University of Warwick have also found sleep duration and satisfaction is decreased up to six years after giving birth for both parents.
 
 
 Study tracks drinking habits of new parents
 
Study tracks drinking habits of new parentsMost women dramatically reduce their alcohol intake on learning they are pregnant, but by the time their child is five they are back to their pre-pregnancy drinking levels, a new international study has found.
 
 
 Night and weekend births have higher risk of delivery complications, study reveals
 
Night and weekend births have higher risk of delivery complications, study revealsAs if expecting mothers didn't have enough to worry about, a new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal found that the quantity of delivery complications in hospitals are substantially higher during nights, weekends and holidays, and in teaching hospitals.