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Breastfeeding And IQ: Does It Make A Difference?

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 – Symptoms And Risk Factors

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

Why Visitors Shouldn’t Kiss Your Newborn On The Lips

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


5 Awesome Breastfeeding Ads From Around The World

Breastfeeding awareness campaigns screen on televisions around the world (unfortunately not in Australia). Here are 5 of our favourite breastfeeding ads. Read More


Stress And Fertility – What The Research Says About Stress

Couples trying to conceive usually hate hearing, "Relax, it will happen!" But are stress and fertility actually linked? Find out what the research says. Read More

Iodine Deficiency And Pregnancy – What You MUST Know

Despite earlier warnings, many pregnant women have an iodine deficiency. Iodine is critical for key bodily functions - find out why you must take iodine. Read More


Jaundice In Newborns – The Truth About Jaundice

Knowing your baby has jaundice can be scary. What is jaundice? Is jaundice in newborns something to worry about? Find out the symptoms and treatments here. Read More

Can You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?

Almost every pregnant woman wants to know: can you get pregnant while breastfeeding? And if so, what do you need to be aware of? Find out here! Read More



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