Studies show that when expecting and new mothers are stressed, it can affect the baby’s development.

Nutrition, feeding habits, sleep, and social interactions can also influence brain development during the first few months of life.

Brittany Howell, an assistant professor in both the Department of Human Development and Family Science and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, will explore how environmental factors, nutrition, and mother-infant bonding influence early brain development. This lecture is scheduled for March 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and available to watch via Zoom through this link or via this livestream through the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute website.

 A recording of the lecture will be archived on the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute’s website following the event.