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Scientific studies are usually the most authentic source of information on any subject, including parenting, because they are based on an extensive degree of research from a highly qualified person having a degree of specialization or authority on the said subject. However, it isn’t easy for a parent, with average knowledge, to effectively understand the results of a research, as the language is highly academic or scientific and not written in a user friendly way for common readers. Thus, there is a need to bridge the gap of understanding, and articles that stem from scientific knowledge and findings on a particular subject are very helpful as they are the result of meticulous investigation. They not only help the parents and average readers understand an issue but help them know what are the research findings and results on a particular subject. This kind of authentic knowledge helps parents in making parenting related decisions in an informed way, as opposed to the trial and error method, guesswork, or doing opinion based parenting.

What Options Do I Have If My Baby Is Allergic to Cow’s Milk Protein? Safety and Efficacy of a New Extensively Hydrolyzed Formula for Infants with Cow's Milk Protein Allergy

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Baby who is Allergic to Cow's Milk Protein

An allergy to cow’s milk protein is the main cause of childhood food allergies and is a predictive factor for other immunological diseases, such as rhinitis and asthma. Furthermore, previous studies have shown that children with allergies tend to grow less than healthy children, probably because they must eliminate several foods from their diets and…

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Does Skin-to-Skin Contact with the Father Have Positive Effects on the Baby? Skin-to-Skin Care with the Father after Cesarean Birth and Its Effect on Newborn Crying and Prefeeding Behavior

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Does Skin-to-Skin Contact with the Father have Positive Effects on the Baby?
Does Skin-to-Skin Contact with the Father have Positive Effects on the Baby?

The benefits of skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her children have been thoroughly studied and demonstrated. Its importance in a baby’s initial interactions is more than proven and is considered the optimal method of care. However, this practice is not common in all obstetric care centers. In fact, some current routines separate the mother…

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Does Prolonged Breastfeeding Help Prevent Asthma and Allergies? Effect of Prolonged and Exclusive Breastfeeding on Risk of Allergy and Asthma: Cluster Randomized Trial

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Scientific summaries related to parenting

Multiple clinical studies on the protective effects of breastfeeding against asthma and allergies have been conducted over the years, but they always contained dissimilar results. Few researchers dispute the importance of breast milk in a child’s diet and the role of breastfeeding in establishing the bond between mother and baby, but there are still conflicting…

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Skin-to-Skin Contact May Help Relieve Pain in Preterm Babies The Effects of Skin-to-Skin Contact during Acute Pain in Preterm Newborns

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Skin-to-Skin Contact may Help Preterm Babies in Pain

Pain in the early stages of life is related to deep and permanent changes in babies’ brains. Despite this, many premature infants do not receive adequate treatment when they are subjected to potentially stressful or painful situations. Stress induces instability in the autonomic control systems of the child, causing alterations in heart rate, respiration, and…

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Is Prebiotic Supplementation Good for My Child? Early Supplementation of Prebiotic Oligosaccharides Protects Formula-Fed Infants against Infections during the First 6 Months of Life

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Supplementation of Prebiotic Oligosaccharides

Breastfed babies develop an intestinal microbiota dominated by lactobacilli and bifidobacteria that are less pathogenic than the intestinal flora of formula-fed infants. This balanced intestinal flora is fundamental for the proper development of the child’s immune system, and so it seems obvious that some characteristics of breast milk have not been reproduced in infant formulas,…

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Can My Diet Harm My Unborn Baby? Evidence of Infant Blood Pressure Programming by Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Intervention Study.

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Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy

Western societies are characterized by unhealthy diets and a high incidence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The most alarming thing is that these chronic diseases are affecting children, worsening what is already a serious public health problem. Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the development of many of these diseases. Some recent studies…

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Is Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation More Effective Than Iron and Folic Acid? Prenatal Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation Has Greater Impact on Birthweight Than Supplementation with Iron and Folic Acid: A Cluster-Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Programmatic Study in Rural Niger

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Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation or Just Iron and Folic Acid

The micronutrient intake of pregnant women may be insufficient, especially in underdeveloped countries. Thus, nutritional supplements are necessary, but some of them have proven inefficient. Maternal nutrient deficiency has been linked to multiple pathologies in newborns, such as low birth weight. It has other serious consequences on children’s health and development as well, including growth…

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An Early Dose of Hydrocortisone May Help Premature Babies Growth and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes after Early Low-Dose Hydrocortisone Treatment in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants

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Multiple studies have linked the severe symptoms of premature birth with hormonal deficiency, particularly low levels of cortisol. Low concentrations of cortisol in premature babies cause serious complications and has a negative impact on life expectancy. Early treatments with exogenous steroids, such as dexamethasone, can effectively reduce the risks of numerous adverse outcomes, such as…

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