ABC News (Australia): Instagram accounts for babies are becoming more popular. This is what parents should consider

ABC News (Australia): Instagram accounts for babies are becoming more popular. This is what parents should consider. “Georgii is one of a growing number of babies and young children who have their own social media accounts. These accounts are usually set up and run by their parents, and while some are concerned about sharing kids’ photos online without their consent, the fact is many of us share our lives online. So why wouldn’t we include the biggest part — our children?”

Yahoo: Mom of mixed-race child creates ‘Brown Skin Matters’ Instagram to help doctors

Yahoo: Mom of mixed-race child creates ‘Brown Skin Matters’ Instagram to help doctors. “A new Instagram account called Brown Skin Matters helps families of color identify pediatric skin conditions — and possibly save lives. Ellen Buchanan Weiss, 38, a white mother from Raleigh, North Carolina, created it after finding only three online reference photos for hives — out of 400 — that presented on her mixed-race, 20-month-old baby.”

University of Georgia: Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support

University of Georgia: Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support. “Facebook could be the key to helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges. That’s according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Researchers found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support groups on Facebook were a valued source of support specifically for African American mothers.”

EurekAlert: Fussy, hungry, or even in pain? Scientists create an AI tool to tell babies’ cries apart

EurekAlert: Fussy, hungry, or even in pain? Scientists create an AI tool to tell babies’ cries apart. “A group of researchers in USA has devised a new artificial intelligence method that can identify and distinguish between normal cry signals and abnormal ones, such as those resulting from an underlying illness. The method, based on a cry language recognition algorithm, promises to be useful to parents at home as well as in healthcare settings, as doctors may use it to discern cries among sick children.”

Quartz: The dark reason new mothers share photos of their kids on Facebook

Quartz: The dark reason new mothers share photos of their kids on Facebook. “Why would a busy and exhausted new mother use valuable time to craft the perfect baby photo for Facebook? Moreover, why should she care so much about how these ‘friends’—some of whom are family and close friends, but many of whom are mere acquaintances —respond to photos of her baby? To connect. Being a new mother can be lonely and overwhelming.”

Northwestern Now: Northwestern-UIUC researchers launch Illinois’ first-ever twins registry

Northwestern Now: Northwestern-UIUC researchers launch Illinois’ first-ever twins registry. “Northwestern University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have partnered to launch the Illinois Twins Project (ITP), the first-ever such database in the state, which will be a scientific resource for researchers interested in how genes and environment influence twins and multiples.”