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Mothers tend to parent as their mothers did but fathers don't seem to use their moms as parental role models, U.S. researchers said. Ohio State University researchers tracked parents in the 1990s on how often parents spanked, read to and showed affection to their children.
A systematic literature review of mothers' experiences with bottle-feeding found that while mothers recognize the benefits of breastfeeding, those who bottle-feed with infant formula do not receive adequate information and support from their healthcare providers and thus, ultimately put their baby's health at risk.
There is no evidence that children next-born after stillbirth are clinically at risk compared to children of non-bereaved mothers, according to a study published today in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. However, the study did find evidence of less optimal mother-child interaction.
In the wake of Michael Jackson's death, speculation is percolating again about his youngest son's birth, Inside Edition reported Wednesday. The birth certificate of Prince Michael Jackson II, called Blanket, lists Michael Joseph Jackson as the father, but does not list a mother.
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When a dad changes diapers and makes pediatrician's appointments, he's more likely to stay interested and involved when his child makes the transition to school, said a new University of Illinois study that explores the role of parent involvement on student achievement.
In order for new mothers to give their infant the best care, they should maintain a healthy regimen of sleep, diet and exercise.
Many women now have the option of having a genetic test to determine their cancer risk. Now, a new study shows mothers who share their test results with their children are more satisfied with their decision that those who don't.
A pregnant British woman who turns 67 in July is too old to be a good mother, a pioneer in the fertilization techniques of older women said. Elizabeth Munro will become Britain's oldest mother when she gives birth next month to a baby enabled by fertilization specialists in Ukraine, The Sunday Times of London reported. Severino Antinori, a researcher who pioneered in vitro fertilization techniques in older women, called Munro's decision risky because she might not survive to raise her child....
As the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States continues, researchers are examining whether early parent and child behaviors contribute to the problem.
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