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Medical News Today: Researchers reveal how breast milk protects against severe intestinal disease in preterm infants

Johns Hopkins researchers have found breast milk protects preterm babies against an intestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, thanks to a protein called EGF.
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Preterm babies’ language skills better when exposed to adult speech

The linguistic benefits of talking to babies has been well documented, as their brains rapidly develop, allowing them to make millions of new connections. Now, researchers looking at the effects of adult speech on preterm infants have found that increased adult speech during the early weeks of life is associated with better cognitive scores later.
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Phthalate exposure linked to preterm birth

Pregnant women who are exposed to phthalates – chemicals found in contaminated food and water, some deodorants, lotions and perfumes – are at increased risk of preterm birth, compared with pregnant women who are not exposed to these chemicals. This is according to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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Vaginal Deliveries For Early Preterm Births Are As Successful As C-Sections

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, babies presenting vertex position (head first) born by vaginal delivery have equally as successful birth rates as those born by cesarean delivery (C-section)…
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