Playing music to premature babies helps them sleep and improves their breathing, claim doctors

Why playing music to premature babies 'helps them sleep and improves their breathing'New study claims music can puts newborns into a quietly attentive stateAlso improves sucking behaviours which are important to help them feedSound of instrument or a parent singing is better than nursery rhymesResearch by Beth Israel Hospital in New York across 11 American hospitals By Daniel Bates PUBLISHED: 16:47 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 15 April 2013 Soothing: The sound of music can make a newborn sleep better and puts them in a quietly attentive state Playing live music to a prematurely born baby can slow its heartbeat and make the child breathe more easily, according to a new study.

Little girl whose TONGUE wouldn"t stop growing – and nearly suffocated her – can smile again thanks to surgery

Remarkable story of little girl whose TONGUE wouldn't stop growing – but now she can smile thanks to surgeryOlivia, now two, was born with syndrome that caused accelerated growth of her tongue.

Baby makes miracle recovery after heart "swelled to the size of a football"

Baby with heart that 'swelled to the size of a football' makes miracle recovery from surgery Little Liam diagnosed with faulty valve which made his heart swellHis parents were told he would die without an operation but could also die during surgerySurgery to replace the faulty valve with a pig's valve was a success | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 5 December 2012 A baby born with a swollen heart has made a miraculous recovery after having risky surgery.

Two newborns die after contracting a rare killer bug which swept through a neonatal unit at a scandal-hit hospital

Two newborns die after contracting a rare killer bug which swept through a neonatal unit at a scandal-hit hospital Two babies died and five others were left fighting for their lives after contracting Serratia Marcescens bacteriaUnit was closed and has undergone a deep clean | UPDATED: 16:40 GMT, 27 September 2012 Two newborn babies have died after contracting a rare killer bug which swept through a neonatal unit at a scandal-hit hospital.

A kiss for daddy, and then perhaps a scratch too far: Heartwarming pictures of a lion cub meeting his father for the first time

A kiss for daddy, and then perhaps a scratch too far: Heartwarming pictures of a lion cub meeting his father for the first time . He is one of the world”s most dangerous predators.

"My newborn baby saved my life": Mother recovers after doctors found cervical cancer during birth and gave her 18 months to live

'My newborn baby saved my life': Mother beats cervical cancer after doctors find tumour during birth and give her just 18 months to live Doctors would not have found tumour if Naomi Jacobs had not been pregnantShe was given room so baby Lily could be with her during treatmentSurvival rate for large cell neuroendocrine cancer just 20% | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 8 June 2012 When Naomi Jacobs gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, it should have been the happiest time of her life.

Heartbeat star Jason Durr and his wife treat fertility donor like a member of the family

The Heartbeat star, his wife and the woman their children call 'egg mummy': Couple treat fertility donor like a member of the family | UPDATED: 11:37 GMT, 28 May 2012 Strolling through the bluebells with their three children, former Heartbeat star Jason Durr and his wife Kate pose happily for a family photograph.

Two in five new mothers struggle to cope with the demands of parenting and need more help, says charity

Two in five new mothers struggle to cope with the demands of parenting and 'need more help', says charity NSPCC calls on Government to ensure sufficient resources are available to 'provide the services babies and their families need' | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 11 May 2012 Two in five new mothers have struggled to cope with the demands of parenting during the first few weeks after birth, with a similar amount admitting getting 'angry' with their baby, according to a poll.