Component of Human Breast Milk Enhances Cognitive Development in Babies

(Neuroscience News) Maternal factors, such as breast milk, have been shown to affect a baby’s development, and previous animal studies have determined that a carbohydrate, the oligosaccharide 2’FL found in maternal milk, positively influences neurodevelopment. Now, in the first study done in humans, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego, have shown that 2’FL found in breast milk enhances cognitive development. Findings will be published in PLOS ONE on Feb 12.

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Horrific: Nurses Say Newborn Babies Are Killed All the Time Because Women “Don’t Want Them”

(Ethan Huff) They can deny its existence all day long, but mainstream media pundits aren’t fooling anyone with their baseless claims that infanticide is some kind of myth invented by the “right.” In fact, the murder of newborn babies is much more common than most people probably think, as today’s “mothers” simply don’t want to have to deal with the new human life that they carelessly created.

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How Babies Integrate New Events into Their Knowledge

(Science Daily) Babies seek to understand the world around them and learn many new things every day. Unexpected events — for example when a ball falls through a table — provide researchers with the unique opportunity to understand infants’ learning processes. What happens in their brains as they learn and integrate new information?

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New Baby Smell: How Newborn Babies’ Head Odor Facilitates Bonding

(Neuroscience News) A team led by Kobe University Professor Mamiko Ozaki (Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science) has become the first to identify the chemical makeup of the odors produced by newborn babies’ heads. The results shed more light on the olfactory importance of newborns’ heads in mother-baby and kin recognition. They also developed a non-invasive and stress-free method of sampling these odors directly from heads of the babies.

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