Brain development in children

The majority of human brain’s structure is shaped in the first 3 years of life. In details, when a child is born, his/her brain size and architecture is only 25% of the adult size. At age 1 is about 70%, and at age 3 is around 85%. The first 1000 days are, thus, quite importantContinue reading “Brain development in children”

Mom’s brain

Pregnant women often have a feeling of forgetfulness, it is the so-called “mom’s brain”, or “baby’s brain”. Is it just an expression or is there any scientific truth behind it? The brain of pregnant women has always been an interested topic for scientists. In 2017 Hoeckzema and collaborators published on Nature the definitive paper aboutContinue reading “Mom’s brain”

Breastfeeding and mental health

Today I want to talk about a very delicate topic: breastfeeding. We all know that milk produced by women is the best nutritional choice for newborn. Just to give you an example, recently, on Nature Zeng and collaborators published a very interesting paper regarding maternal milk and enteric diseases. Babies in developing countries often sufferContinue reading “Breastfeeding and mental health”