(Exploring Your Mind) A fun fact: a study examined 477 pictures of the Virgin Mary with her child and she’s holding him on her left side in 373. This is consistent with what you see nowadays: babies calm down when they’re held on the left side. That’s why 80% of mothers do it instinctively.
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(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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(Neuroscience News) Parents often put their own relationship on the back burner to concentrate on their children, but a new study shows that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later in life.
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(Neuroscience News) Leading experts representing The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) have released new evidence-based recommendations regarding the benefits and risks of bedsharing for mother-infant pairs who have initiated breastfeeding and are in home settings. The new protocol is published in Breastfeeding Medicine.
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(Exploring Your Mind) It takes time to teach children gratitude. The process has to follow their natural biological development so they can enjoy this wonderful virtue.
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(Exploring Your Mind) Learning the value of persistence allows children to grow up knowing that they can do great things.
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(Melissa Smith) The ability of babies to learn may be influenced by how their mothers interact with them. Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Cambridge in the U.K. found that babies learn when their mothers smile and maintain eye contact with them a lot.
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(Exploring Your Mind) Motherhood marks a before and after in a woman’s life. Many things change. Therefore, you must make an extra effort, not only to adapt to the new things but also to get the best out of this new stage, which is full of emotions.
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(Exploring Your Mind) Although educating a child is a beautiful experience, it can also be a monumental challenge. Today, in spite of (or maybe because of) all the available information, we seem more confused than ever about how to raise children. In this article, psychologist Miguel Ángel Rizaldos shares some tips on how to do better for our little ones.
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