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Looking after yourself as a new mum

Coffee and snacks aren't enough to see you through the hazy newborn days. Check out these easy tips on how to fuel your body properly.

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'Shut the door and let them cry'

A doctor who promotes leaving a crying baby alone for up to 12 hours to teach self-settling is being criticised by parents and experts alike.

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Why I didn't breastfeed

The mothers in my Baby & Me Yoga Fit, class looked down from their tree poses, surprised as I poured some instant formula into a bottle.

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Health risks in cleft palate gene

Researchers are looking at the genetic causes of cleft palates and the long-term health impacts for babies who have them.

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Asking for money instead of gifts

Is it okay to ask for money instead of gifts for a christening or naming day, or is it in bad taste?

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First milestones

Track your baby’s developmental progress during its first year with our milestone checklist guide.

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Are you ready for your baby?

Bombarded by joyful images of instant bonding and instinctive breastfeeding many new parents are unprepared for the realities of caring for newborns.

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Mother-baby bonding a generational thing

Researchers have found a woman's relationship with her mother can have an impact on how she bonds with her own baby.

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On lactaboobiephobia...

Lactaboobiephobia, or the fear of the lactating breastfeeding boob, was coined by Meg Nagle.

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Breastfeeding or bottle?

For some women the 'breast is best' mantra has unintended consequences - provoking feelings of guilt, shame and failure.

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Babies with a cold

Six tips to help ease cold symptoms so you and your baby can rest easier.

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'Bucket list baby' dies in parents' arms

The baby boy who completed his parents' bucket list before he was even born has died in his mother's arms.

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My kids and drawers

For weeks Miss A has been standing at the kitchen drawer, rifling through its contents like a detective looking for clues.

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The benefits of baby talk

If you've found yourself cooing in 'baby talk' to your baby, you're off to a good start.

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Fitbit for babies

A new wearable monitor for babies is trying to give parents some peace of mind.

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Baby head glue is a thing

For frustrated parents of bald she-babies, a company is selling glue to stick pretty bows on their heads. That's right, glue. To stick bows on your baby.

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