Infants

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Literature review

Counting on it: early numeracy development and the preschool child

Children think mathematically long before they start school. Before children start learning mathematics at school, they show informal understanding of many numeracy concepts. This is informal numeracy knowledge, that is, skills that children develop before starting school that do not depend on written mathematical notation...
Literature review

Evidence check: safe management of expressed breastmilk

This review presents a summary of the evidence on safely managing expressed breast milk (EBM) in hospital, home and community settings. It found that, regarding risks of pathogen transmission from mother to child, benefits for the infant must be considered against the possible severity of...
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Sleep and the early years and family violence and universal services

In the first years of life, not sleeping can be a very complicated, and even distressing part of life for a family. Sleeping and settling are learned skills for a baby, and they are skills that do not always come naturally. The disruption that sleep...
Journal article

'Millennium Development Goal of improving maternal health in Bangladesh: a review of concepts

Bangladesh is one of the signatories to the Millennium Declaration 2000, of which, improving maternal health is one of eight goals. Along with the global targets of reducing maternal mortality rate by three quarters between 1990 and 2015, Bangladesh has set some additional targets for...
Literature review

Evidence-based service modules for a sustained home visiting program

The Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital has undertaken two literature reviews to inform the design of a sustained home visiting program for vulnerable families with young children; the program is now known as...
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An overview of attachment theory, and perinatal depression

The relationship an infant has with their primary caregiver (in Australian society, this is usually the mother) has a profound impact on the infant’s future development. It is now well recognised that experiences in the first weeks and months of life help shape the developing...
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Diet for infants and children and safe wrapping in early infancy

In 2013, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released its long-awaited update of the Australian Dietary Guidelines. The Australian Dietary Guidelines draw on the latest evidence in order to provide health professionals, policymakers, educators, food manufacturers, food retailers and researchers with information about...
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Sleep

There is much received wisdom on infant sleep and new parents will find that just about everyone they speak to has an opinion – where, how much, how often. For parents, understanding infant sleep and adapting to new patterns and behaviours can be one of...
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Use of cannabis in pregnancy and as a new parent

The most common illicit drug used by women of reproductive age and by pregnant women is cannabis (DrugInfo, 2005). Although there are limited national data available on illicit substance use among parents in Australia, the 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey estimated that 12% of...
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An overview of attachment theory and the role of the child and family health nurse in supporting early infant-parent attachment

The relationship an infant has with their primary caregiver (in our society, this is usually the mother) has a profound impact on the infant’s future development. It is now well recognised that experiences in the first weeks and months of life help shape the developing...