Human milk fat improves growth in premature infants

For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers have now successfully incorporated a cream supplement into premature infants’ diets that improved their growth outcomes in the NICU. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Mother’s voice improves hospitalization, feeding in preemies, studies show

Premature babies who receive an interventional therapy combining their mother’s voice and a pacifier-activated music player learn to eat more efficiently and have their feeding tubes removed sooner than other preemies, according to a study. To qualify for the study the babies had to have reached 34-36 weeks postmenstrual age, be in stable condition, and […]

Compound improves cardiac function in mice with genetic heart defect, study finds

Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect. Researchers recently found success using a drug to treat laboratory mice with one form of congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — a weakening of the heart caused by abnormally thick muscle. By suppressing a faulty protein, the researchers reduced the thickness of the mice’s […]

Mother’s voice improves hospitalization and feeding in preemies

Premature babies who receive an interventional therapy combining their mother’s voice and a pacifier-activated music player learn to eat more efficiently and have their feeding tubes removed sooner than other preemies, according to a Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt study published in Pediatrics. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today