Scientific Studies for Raising Children

The news is sometimes dominated by breakthroughs in children’s medical research. To know which findings are worth looking at can be difficult and very time-consuming.

In a world where news is prominent on all platforms, including newspapers and any smart device or television, it’s difficult to keep up with all the information about children’s health and development. This makes things difficult in deciding which studies to trust when it comes to our children.

Here is a look at some of the breakthrough medical findings focused on children’s health.

Probiotics Can Soothe Colic

This research found that the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri significantly reduces crying and fussing in breastfed infants. The studies included giving infants treatment of probiotics. The results showed that crying with breastfed babies was reduced significantly, but not with formula-fed infants.

The microbiome is the blend of good and bad bugs that live inside our guts. Probiotics contain microorganisms that are similar to the good bacteria in the intestines that minimize bad bacteria. Probiotics are also known to reduce inflammation.

Marijuana Stays in Breast milk

According to a study at the University of California, San Diego, THC (the primary psychoactive component of marijuana) stays in breastmilk for a long time. Fifty nursing moms who are regular users of marijuana donated milk samples to a milk research biorepository. The research showed that THC traces can still be found in the milk for up to six full days after the mom’s last reported use.

In today’s world, marijuana is legal in many states in different countries, this makes a lot of mothers feel that it could be safe to use marijuana to calm down and de-stress. It has also been proven to help with morning sickness. The AAP advises that mothers should rather be safe and not use marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Peanut Powder can Aid in Preventing Life-Threatening Reactions in Infants

Taking small amounts of peanut-protein powder daily, allowed many children with allergies aged between 4 and 17 to build up a tolerance to peanuts. The treatment went on for about 12 months and two-thirds of the children were able to tolerate the equivalent of eating two peanuts. The symptoms were very mild according to a clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

There are many ways in which a child with a peanut allergy can by mistake get peanuts into their system and cause a very troubling and scary moment for a parent and child. This treatment is the first of its kind in providing a focus on preventing anaphylactic attacks.

It is with thanks to science that this important and knowledgeable information and research has been found with the possibilities of saving children from unhealthy ways and can contribute to healthy parenting.