Veggies are best for baby’s first solids
July 3, 2020
Children aged 2-12 years who were given fruit or vegetables instead of cereal as their first semi-solid food in infancy ate fruit and vegetables more frequently in childhood, and ate a wider variety of vegetables.
Maternal depression: seeking help sooner is better for mums and kids
June 15, 2020
Mothers may worry that if they’ve been depressed during pregnancy then it’s too late to do anything about it, but reducing depressive symptoms at any stage is better for them and their children.
‘Breast is best’ push out of touch
June 4, 2020
Using data from the Mothers and their Children’s Health (MatCH) substudy, researchers have discovered why only 34 per cent of mothers exclusively breastfeed to six months, despite the global push to increase rates to 50 per cent.
High-risk mothers missing out on mental health checks
Screen time no child’s play
July 24, 2019
Experts are urging parents to brush up on national guidelines following a rapid rise in screen time on electronic devices for children under two. A University of Queensland study found some young children might average 50 minutes per day, where the national guidelines called for zero screen time in children under the age of two.