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The love of a mother for a child fosters the growth of a region in the child’s brain that is key for learning and responding to stress. In this week’s online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers reported that children who were cared for to a higher degree had a 10 percent larger hippocampus than their peers whose mothers didn’t show as much care. From these findings, study author Dr. Joan Luby suggests that we pay more attention to parents’ nurturing as it has a large impact on later development. Also, researchers recommend that greater emphasis by the public health system on early parenting could be a fruitful social investment. To read more about this study, click the link below.
Children are the biggest critics when it comes to cooking in the kitchen. They often love their sweets, junk food and anything and everything that is unhealthy. As a parent, one of the hardest parts of the day is dinner time and deciding on a meal that everyone will love and eat, especially the children. What makes it difficult is finding the balance between feeding your children healthy food and tasty ones that they will enjoy. An article in The New York Times discusses the big dilemma parents face daily and features different books and guide that offer handy advices, tips and tricks to getting your children eating a variety of healthier foods that they will love. Read the article by clicking the link below.
UNITED KINGDOM – Experts advise new moms that it is normal for babies to cry more if they are breastfed. The Medical Research Council (MRC) team says that their irritability and crankiness is natural and that breastfeeding is still the best option. The Department of Health recommends that mothers solely breast feed for the first six months. Most women stop breastfeeding because breast milk alone is not satisfactory for the baby. MRC scientists state that a child’s irritability is normal and a natural way of communicating his or her needs. As a result, it should not be a cause for alarm. A lead investigator Dr. Ken Ong acknowledges, “Bottle-fed babies may appear more content, but research suggests that these infants may be over-nourished and gain weight too quickly.” To read more about the study, click the link below.