THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- Infants may feel less pain when held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact, a new U.K. study suggests.
"We have found when a baby is held by their parent with skin-on-skin contact, the higher-level brain processing in response to pain is somewhat dampened. The baby's brain is also using a different pathway to process its response to pain," said study co-author Lorenzo Fabrizi. He's with University College London in the department of neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology.
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Mom's breast milk can be altered by antibiotics in ways that might harm an infant's health, according to a new study.
The Canadian researchers were particularly concerned with an increase in bacteria that can be harmful, namely a bacterium called Pseudomonas that can cause a serious intestinal infection called necrotizing enterocolitis in a preterm infant.