How mothers and fathers see each other as co-parents of their children plays a key role in how well-adjusted their kids become, a new study suggests.
Close Relationships with Parents Promote Healthier Brain Development in High-Risk Teens, Buffering Against Alcohol Use Disorder
For teens at elevated risk of developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), close relationships with parents can help mitigate their genetic and environmental vulnerability, a new study suggests. The offspring of people with AUD are four times more likely than others to develop the disorder. Increasing evidence suggests that this heritable risk may be either amplified or mitigated by the quality of parenting.
Adult Children Get Less Support in Separated Families
A recent study finds that families with separated parents provide less financial and emotional support to their adult children.
Mothers’ alcohol use changed during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mothers drank alcohol less frequently as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, according to a small study of Ohio women, but another result was more concerning to researchers.
Mothers’ recall of early childhood feeding guidance from health care providers is inconsistent
Health care providers (HCPs) usually conduct 14 wellness visits with children before the age of five and are often a trusted source of information for mothers.
Becoming Sober – A ‘Voice’ for Mothers Navigating the Child Welfare System
Stigmatized and ignored, pregnant women and mothers with substance use disorders often are voiceless. Researchers used documentary photography as platform to enable mothers in recovery to be heard. Results reveal a shared perception. For mothers with a substance use disorder involved with the child welfare system it is easy to fail and hard to succeed. The emotional jeopardy of child welfare system interactions was described by the mothers to result in feelings of defeat and an increased vulnerability to reoccurrence of substance use.
Milk boost: Research shows how breastfeeding offers immune benefits
When infants breastfeed, they receive an immune boost that helps them fight off infectious diseases, according to recent research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Motherhood is equal to partner absence as a cause of economic disadvantage in single mothers
New research highlights the major impact of motherhood earning penalties on the economic prospects of single mother families.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Recognized on Newsweek’s “America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022” List
The Mount Sinai Hospital has earned top honors on Newsweek’s list of “America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022” for providing high-quality maternity care from pregnancy through birth, as well as postpartum care to ensure the long-term health of both newborns and new mothers.
FSU pediatrician cautions against homemade baby formula
By: Pete Reinwald | Published: May 13, 2022 | 2:27 pm | SHARE: Florida State University pediatrician Mary Norton said she has seen parents pour their last amount of formula into a bottle and tell her, “I have nothing else for my baby.” Indeed, families in Tallahassee and throughout Florida are feeling the effects of a national shortage of baby formula that continues to alarm health care workers, government officials and especially parents of infants.
Both Mothers and Friends Shape Adolescent Self-esteem
A new longitudinal study takes a deep dive into adolescent self-esteem and the role that parents – specifically mothers – and friends play in shaping how youth feel about themselves.
Study: COVID Tech Took a Toll on Work-from-Home Moms
Research by UNLV communications expert Natalie Pennington finds that texts, video calls burdened the mental health of working moms during pandemic.
Stress reduction as a path to eating less fast food
Overweight low-income mothers of young kids ate fewer fast-food meals and high-fat snacks after participating in a study – not because researchers told them what not to eat, but because the lifestyle intervention being evaluated helped lower the moms’ stress, research suggests.
In Ethiopia, Mother’s Wealth More Protective Against Child Marriage Than Father’s
For a girl in Ethiopia, her mother’s wealth can protect her from becoming a child bride – but if a father prefers child marriage, his own wealth may increase the likelihood that she will be married before 18, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study.
Motherhood Does Not Drive Support For Gun Control
Moms are not more likely than other women to support gun control efforts. In fact, a new study finds that parenthood doesn’t have a substantial effect on the gun control views of men or women.
Children with social anxiety, maternal history of depression more likely to develop depression
Although researchers have known for decades that depression runs in families, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, suggests that children suffering from social anxiety may be at particular risk for depression in the future.
Jet Aircraft Exhaust Linked to Preterm Births
Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of ultrafine particles from jet airplane exhaust are 14% more likely to have a preterm birth than those exposed to lower levels.
Baylor Study: What Does It Take to Be an ‘Ideal Daughter?’
The roles of daughters in the family structure and in society are difficult to define and they’re rarely understood – even by daughters themselves – said Allison Alford, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of business communication in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
Fathers are ‘cautionary tales’ about health for some adults
Some adults see their mothers and fathers as still influencing their own health – but in very different ways, according to a new study.
Ethnically Diverse Mothers, Children Living in Poverty at Risk for Sleep Problems
Researchers said strategies to reduce stress, electronic device and increased daily exercise may improve mothers’ sleep, while providing them with information about healthy sleep requirements, such as regular and early structured bedtimes, may improve sleep for their children.
Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers
Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study.