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Why The UK Doesn’t Routinely Vaccinate For Chicken Pox

Once a childhood rite of passage, chicken pox is now considered a disease to be avoided at all costs – except in the United Kingdom. Find out why. Read More


Goat’s Milk Formula – Is It Closest To Breastmilk?

Popularity of goat's milk formula is growing, with some believing it's the closest formula to breastmilk. So, is goat's milk formula most like breastmilk? Read More

Early Puberty: 5 Reasons Why It’s More Common Than Ever

Today, girls are seeing early signs of puberty from 7 years of age. Is puberty reaching a biological breaking point? Why is this happening? Find out. Read More


7 Amazing Ways Breastfeeding Can Change Your Brain

It's amazing how clever our bodies are, producing breastmilk for our babies. What's also amazing is the many ways breastfeeding can change the brain! Read More


Heinz Being Sued Over ‘Healthy’ Toddler Snack Containing Over 60% Sugar

Heinz has come under fire from the ACCC for misleading claims on a product's packaging, which contains almost a day's worth of sugar for a two year old. Read More

Pain And Feelings In Newborns – 7 Things Parents Need To Know

Experts once believed newborns didn't feel pain; and even if they did, they woudn't remember anyway. Here are 7 things parents need to know about pain. Read More


The Cold Hard Truth: Why Australia’s C-Section Rate Is So High

In Australia, 1 in 3 babies are born via major surgery. How did this happen? Here is the cold, hard truth about why Australia's c-section rate is so high. Read More

Umbilical Cord Milking: What Is It And What Are The Benefits?

You've probably heard of delayed cord clamping, but have you heard of umbilical cord milking? Find out what it means and what benefits it offers. Read More


Should Your Child Finish All Their Food? Study Into Overeating

It’s not always easy to know exactly how much your child should be eating at any given time. You might have noticed that on some days… Read More

Delayed Cord Clamping And Jaundice – What You Need To Know

A common objection when requesting delayed cord clamping is increased risk of jaundice. Does delayed cord clamping increase the risk of jaundice? Read More



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