Caffeine in tea, coffee may be equally risky to fetus (NEW!)

Pregnant women who consume caffeine - whether it's from coffee or tea - have smaller babies than those who abstain from the stimulant during pregnancy, new research suggests. Even women who took in less than 200 milligrams of caffeine, the safe cutoff during pregnancy according to the American...

Infants born to obese mothers risk developing liver disease, obesity (NEW!)

Infant gut microbes altered by their mother's obesity can cause inflammation and other major changes within the baby, increasing the risk of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease later in life, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to increased risk of diabetes in children

A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. 

Swat team of immune cells found in mother's milk

Immune cells that are ready to take action against invaders like bacteria have been found in women's breast milk, researchers say. They say the presence of this SWAT team of immune cells called innate lymphoid cells, or ILCs, in human breast milk is more evidence of the benefits of...

Herbs & spices in baby food boosts nutrition, encourages adventurous eaters

Many parents strive to feed their babies a variety of fruits, vegetables and proteins, but for the most part in the US they shy away from spices - something several up and coming baby food makers want to change. 

“The baby food market today is really dominated by offerings that...

Insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on vitamin D in pregnancy (NEW!)

There is currently insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on the use of vitamin D supplements in pregnancy, conclude researchers in The BMJ today.

More evidence needed: BMJ study links multivitamin intake to lower autism risk (NEW!)

Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, says a new study. However, researchers warn that evidence is not yet sufficient to change policies or healthcare practices. While the current study cannot establish a...

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