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Welcome to ourNews, where we keep up-to-date with research and other news related to infant mental health. These articles can be of interest to both parents and professionals.
We are keen to know your views and so please do comment on our articles.
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ourAdvice, our other blog, has brief posts with advice for parents.

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Anxious mothers and an infant's risk of reflux

Does a mother's anxiety increase her infant's risk of reflux?

A recent Australian study showed that first-born infants of mothers with a mental health problem were nearly five times more likely to be admitted to hospital with reflux. This was especially the case if the mother experienced anxiety.

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Early parental care and brain development

Guest post by Kristi Poppi - June 15th 2016

Hallam Hurt, a neonatologist in Philadelphia and her colleagues conducted a longitudinal study in order to explore early childhood experience and later brain structure. The researchers published the study in 2010 demonstrating that childhood experience shapes the developing brain.
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Harsh criticism and lasting anxiety?

Scientific American carried an interesting report on a study which looked at the effects of punitive criticism on activity in the medial prefrontal cortex.  Read more

Welcome to ourNews, where we keep up-to-date with research and other news related to infant mental health. These articles can be of interest to both parents and professionals.
We are keen to know your views and so please do comment on our articles.
Is there a topic that you would like us to write about? Just send us a message via 'Contact us'.

ourAdvice, our other blog, has brief posts with advice for parents.

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