Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers

Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers Babies are more accepting of foods their mothers eat often while pregnantStudy indicates they get also get a taste for novel foods through breast milk The research was carried out by the Monell Centre in PhiladelphiaBabies are 'biologically hardwired' to like food containing salt and sugarStudy found that they are not attracted to bitter foods like green vegetables By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 15:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 Mothers can reduce the chances of having fussy eaters by eating plenty of vegetables during pregnancy The parental crusade to get children to eat fruit and vegetables should begin before birth, researchers said last night.

Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on sweets according to Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby Drops research

Parents who bribe fussy eaters are turning their children into junk food addicts by the age of three One in three parents deal with fussy eaters by bribing them with sweetsSixty per cent of parents confessed their child regularly craved sweet treats by the age of threeTwo million schoolchildren are overweight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and their parents are to blame, say experts.

Postponing pregnancy slashes risk of most deadly form of breast cancer

Postponing pregnancy slashes risk of most deadly form of breast cancer Women who had their first child at least 15 years after their first period saw cancer risk drop by 60% However, breast feeding also found to have protective effect against the condition | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 13 December 2012 It's good news for women who put their baby plans on hold so they can focus on their careers.

Breastfeeding boom in UK as well-off older mothers lead the way

Breastfeeding boom in UK as well-off older mothers lead the way<br>Some 87% of over-30s start their babies off on breast milk compared to 58% of teenage mothers<br>Higher numbers of women are also persevering and continuing to breast-feed for at least six months<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 09:55 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <p>Rising numbers of new mothers are breastfeeding, figures show, and older middle-class women are leading the charge.

Why parents should ditch the dummies – Pacifiers could stunt emotional development

Why dummies are for suckers: Baby boys given pacifiers 'will turn out less emotionally mature' (but girls grow up fine) Using a dummy prevents babies from mimicking facial expressionsHeavy pacifier use was linked to poor results on various measures of emotional maturity Effect was only seen in boys.

Breast-feeding in infancy "lowers the risk" of a child suffering from depression in adulthood

Breast-feeding in infancy 'lowers the risk' of a child suffering from depression in adulthoodGerman researchers find that amount of time a person was breast-fed has no bearing on the severity of later depression | UPDATED: 12:57 GMT, 10 September 2012 Adults are less likely to suffer from depression if they were breast-fed as infants, according to scientists.

Boy, five, with food phobia enjoys first ever meal after undergoing pioneering treatment

Boy, five, with irrational fear of eating enjoys first-ever meal after undergoing pioneering treatment Daniel associated painful acid reflux with eating so was fed via a stomach tubeHe can now eat and drink after receiving private treatment at University Hospital in Graz, Austria | UPDATED: 15:36 GMT, 6 September 2012 A young boy who has never eaten anything in his life has miraculously managed his first meal.

Hoarding couple with 65 cats kicked out of house as council workers find FIFTEEN dead pets under 30 TONS of rubbish

Hoarding couple with 65 cats kicked out of house as council workers find FIFTEEN dead pets under 30 TONS of rubbishChristopher and Elizabeth Blore have been ordered out of their home while the council remove 30 tons of waste