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Contrary to previous studies, a new study has claimed breastfeeding does not impact IQ. But they have made a critical mistake. Find out what it is, here. Read More
The link between breastfeeding and IQ - a long debate. First they said it improved IQ, now a new study says not. Find out the truth about the research. Read More
Placenta accreta occurs in 1 in 7,000 pregnancies, and 60-80% are after a previous c-section. What is placenta accreta? Find out the symptoms and more. Read More
Don't like the idea of people kissing your baby on the lips? Here's why it's important stop the kisses - a baby ended up very ill after contracting herpes. Read More
Breastfeeding awareness campaigns screen on televisions around the world (unfortunately not in Australia). Here are 5 of our favourite breastfeeding ads. Read More
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