Two toddlers accidentally swapped on the day they were born should not be returned to their biological parents, a court-appointed expert has said.
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Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.
A British cafe has come under fire for telling mothers to breastfeed in the 'spacious disabled toilet' rather than at their table.
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