Female Bengalese finches have lifelong preference for their father’s song to other birds’

IMAGE: Fig 3. Results of the preference test (vocal behavior). (a, d) Population mean of the frequency proportion plotted against age of testing (the number of individuals of each sex at each… view more  Credit: Fujii et al, PLOS ONE 2021 (CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Daddies’ girls? Female Bengalese finches prefer their father’s song to that of […]

Skin-to skin contact with fathers may help newborns after caesarean delivery

Separating infants and their mothers after a Caesarean section delivery is common. A new study published in Acta Paediatrica has found that providing skin-to-skin contact with the father may provide benefits to a newborn. In the study, 95 newborns were randomized to cot, father’s arms, or skin-to-skin contact with the father after Caesarean section delivery. […]