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Early Touch Is Vital For Your Baby’s Brain Development, Study Finds

Few things in life are more enjoyable than snuggling your newborn baby. Find out what the benefits of early touch is for your baby. Read More


Could Breastmilk Help Fight Cancer? 4 Facts About HAMLET

Breastmilk is a remarkable substance. It contains healthy bacteria to helps babies develop a healthy gut microbiome, over 100 different prebiotics (food for the good bacteria… Read More

New Cochrane Review Reaffirms Huge Benefits For Continuous Labour Support

What if there was a proven way to shorten labour, reduce the risk of a c-section and improve your chances of a positive birth? Would you want to know? Read More


Experts Advise No Fruit Juice For First Year Of Life

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends avoiding giving children fruit juice during the first year of life. Find out why, here. Read More


UNICEF States The Obvious – Breastfeeding Mothers Aren’t Getting Enough Support

Leading health organisations have found mothers around the world are not receiving the breastfeeding support they need. Find out more here. Read More

9 Important Reasons To Have Electrolytes During Pregnancy

Did you know that when you are pregnant, you lose more electrolytes than any other time in your life? Here are 9 signs you need more, from Dr. Andrew Orr. Read More


Doctors Call For Children To Be Taught About Breastfeeding In Schools

The Royal College of Paediatrics in the UK has recommended kids be taught about breastfeeding in schools, in an attempt to revive dire breastfeeding rates. Read More

Partners – Here’s Why She May Need Additional Support During Childbirth

The birth support team surrounding a woman in labour have a huge impact on the outcome of the labour. Often, it takes more than just the partner. Read More



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