Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Breastfeeding matters for children’s cognitive development, but disadvantaged mothers who give birth at the weekend are less likely to breastfeed, owing to poorer breastfeeding support in hospitals, finds a new UCL study.
Scottish seven-year-olds are the most physically active in the UK, new research suggests.
Childhood may not offer the freedom that it once did but most seven-year-olds in Northern Ireland are enjoying their lives. Their parents are generally content too, a major study suggests.
Newly-published research from the National Child Development Study shows that girls are more likely to become pregnant at an early age if they were not breast-fed, moved house frequently, or had a father who was absent or uninvolved in parenting.
Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of adversely affecting their children’s co-ordination and physical control, according to a Swedish study using NCDS data.
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