Welcome to the Newborn/Infant Health Studies Page

About Newborn/Infant Health

The first days, weeks, and months of life are unique; no other stage of life sees such rapid growth and development. It is also, however, a time when children are uniquely vulnerable. Nearly every element of their lives, from what they eat to when and how they sleep, takes on extra importance. Bowel issues, like constipation or diarrhea, are common as children shift from liquid to solid diets. Jaundice, a condition that causes skin to turn yellow, can develop in infants if the liver is slow to start working fully. Early life is especially risky for children born prematurely; they can struggle to breathe or feed, develop problems with their vision and hearing, or develop serious disabilities like cerebral palsy. Researchers studying the lives and troubles of infants and newborns hope, by learning more about the things that impact wellness, to make your child’s earliest days as peaceful and nourishing as possible.

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RELATED RESEARCH AREAS:
  Constipation, Prematurity , Feeding, Jaundice, Other Newborn/Infant Health, Growth

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