Social media notifications of the future: Ranger tagged you in a photo with Tessadora, Wrenlow, Faelina and Graylen (The Register)

The Register: Social media notifications of the future: Ranger tagged you in a photo with Tessadora, Wrenlow, Faelina and Graylen. “Choosing a name for one’s offspring can be incredibly difficult. You don’t want them to be the ninth Jaxon in class, but you also don’t want them to be bullied mercilessly for the rest of their lives. Even so, parents are increasingly pulling appellations out of their arses, in some cases to give their child a ‘unique’ identity on social media.”

EurekAlert: Apps help with breastfeeding — at a cost

EurekAlert: Apps help with breastfeeding — at a cost. “The objective approach of most infant feeding (IF) apps gives mothers a perception of greater control, confidence and efficiency at a time of transition and stress in the early stages of parenting an infant, the study found. However, with more than 100 such apps available, the mobile content can also present new mums with another set of potential worries, including feeling overwhelmed by the information, concerns about over-reliance on the app, and even questioning the app’s advice.”

South China Morning Post: Chinese scholars use AI to screen newborns for genetic disorders via facial scan

South China Morning Post: Chinese scholars use AI to screen newborns for genetic disorders via facial scan. “Researchers from the Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre and the Shanghai Paediatric Centre said their new assistive diagnosis tool, which they described as the first of its kind, was designed to detect more than 100 disorders with distinctive facial features, including Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) and Down syndrome, according to a report by state-owned China News Service on Friday.”

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.”