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08 December 2021

Breastfeeding attitudes in the UK

A study conducted in the UK explored the relationship between a mother’s attitude toward breastfeeding, her personality traits, and her parenting style. After analysing a large sample of mothers, the...
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03 December 2021

Maintaining human milk bank services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Human Milk Bank (HMB) services have been impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. To better understand the impact, a Virtual Communication Network (VCN) was formed to collect data and experiences...
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09 November 2021

Increasing Early Skin-to-Skin in Extremely Low Birthweight Infants

Although the benefits of skin-to-skin care (SSC) for preterm and low birthweight infants are known to the neonatal community, some health centres still struggle with implementation. To increase SSC within...
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04 November 2021

Parent-administrated oral stimulation in preterm infants

Preterm infants tend to experience difficulties reaching oral feeding, sometimes needing oral stimulation. A study conducted in a children’s hospital in Italy evaluated whether there was a difference in the...
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14 October 2021

One- and two-year follow-up outcomes of the CARE-ROP study

The CARE-ROP study identified ranibizumab as an effective treatment to control acute retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease that affects preterm babies. For 16 preterm children entering the follow-up...
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08 October 2021

Characteristics and outcomes of neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infection in the UK

There is concern that neonates might contract infections more easily, but data on the infection rate of SARS-CoV-2 in babies is limited. To gain more insights, researchers in the UK...
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27 September 2021

The need for supporting the mental health of parents after preterm birth

How relationship satisfaction and emotional dependency positively affects the mental health of parents after preterm birth Ilknur Okay, President of our Turkish partner parent organisation El Bebek Gül Bebek and...
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09 September 2021

What parents want to know about their preterm baby’s care

Researchers explored the knowledge needs and skills acquisition of parents during their baby’s neonatal intensive care stay in California, USA. The study revealed differences in the learning needs and skills...
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06 September 2021

Parental knowledge of respiratory infections in preterm infants

A survey among parents regarding their understanding of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory infections in preterm babies showed a highly established knowledge. Most parents consider RSV illness a...
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09 August 2021

Health-related quality of life among Ethiopian pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic

Several studies revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. Additionally, previous studies have shown that social support during pregnancy has a positive impact on...
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