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Infant Reflux Disease Is Being Over Diagnosed Says Study

A small study has found a significant number of babies are being overdiagnosed with GERD, as confirmed by an abnormal MII-pH study. Read More


Mother Awarded $16M For Damages After Staff Held Her Baby In For 6 Minutes

Caroline Malatesta chose to give birth in a particular hospital after seeing advertising promising a gentle experience. What she got was birth trauma. Read More

52 Week Old Baby | Your Baby Week By Week

Happy birthday! Your 52 week old baby is one year old. You made it. Happy birthing day to mum and dad, and happy birthday to your gorgeous little one. Read More


Breastfeeding Aversion – Could You Be Suffering from D-MER?

Some women experience negative emotions associated with their letdown reflex. If you experience breastfeeding aversion, this is well worth a read. Read More


Why You Should Never Cover Your Child’s Pram With A Blanket

Even on a warm day of just 22 degrees, draping a blanket over a pram could cause the space inside to overheat to 34 degrees, in just one hour. Read More

Study Finds Link Between Breastfeeding Cessation And Depression

A recent study found that at 3 months, 49% of women with depressive symptoms were still breastfeeding, compared to and 61% without depressive symptoms. Read More


How Hard Is It Being A Wife And A Mother? Jada Pinkett-Smith Totally Nails It

Jada Pinkett-Smith totally nails what it means to be a mother and a wife. This 6 minute video is a must watch for every single mother and mother-to-be. Read More

51 Week Old Baby | Your Baby Week By Week

Your 51 week old baby will be a whole year old next week! Can you remember what it was like this time last year? Find out more about week 51. Read More



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