Newborns Won’t Get COVID Through Infected Mom’s Breast Milk

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus — even though most started getting breast milk in … Read more

Tips for New Moms During the First Few Weeks

SOURCES: Hilary Baxendale, childbirth educator, doula, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. CDC: “Vaccines for Family and Caregivers.” Ji Sterling, Rolling Hills, CA. DONA International: “Benefits of a Doula.” Rachel Huryn, Edgewater Park, NJ. Liz Winer, Cresskill, NJ. Aleeah Alexander, Atlanta. CHOC Children’s Health System: “Do I Need a Lactation Consultant? Mayo Clinic: “Newborn Care: 10 Tips for Stressed-Out … Read more

COVID Fuels Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 may be behind a concerning rise in the number of women suffering anxiety and depression before and soon after childbirth, a new study says. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston surveyed more than 1,100 pregnant and postpartum women … Read more

Could Mom’s Thyroid Levels Influence ADHD in Kids?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of thyroid hormone during pregnancy may contribute to the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the child, new research suggests. The study found that children born to mothers with low thyroid hormone levels during the first … Read more

Most Newborns of COVID-19-Infected Moms Fare Well

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to mothers with COVID-19 only rarely suffer from effects of the virus, a new study suggests. These newborns generally do well in the six to eight weeks after birth, but more are admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) if their mothers had COVID-19 … Read more