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Cracked Nipples? Here Are 7 Steps To Follow

Suffering from cracked nipples? Here's some great advice for the treatment and healing of cracked nipples, from BellyBelly's IBCLC, Renee Kam. Read More


Fenugreek And Breast Milk Supply – Does It Help?

Fenugreek. Does it increase the production of breast milk? If you want to boost your milk supply, here’s what you need to know about fenugreek. Read More

Baby Missing Part Of His Skull And Brain – Look At Him Now!

When a couple were given advice to abort their baby who would be born without part of his skull and brain, they refused. See him now, a year later! Read More


Around 50% Of Photos On Child Exploitation Sites From Social Media

Australia’s new Children’s eSafety Commissioner says as much as 50% of photos on child exploitation sites come from social media and blogs. Find out more. Read More


Routine IV Fluids During Labor – 4 Negative Side Effects

In some countries and hospitals, routine IV fluids are part of labor care. Is there any benefit to this? Here are 4 negatives to routine IV fluids. Read More

Study Reports Breastfeeding Doesn’t Affect IQ, But Overlooks A Crucial Element

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


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



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