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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.

Surrogate babies stuck in limbo

The lack of regulation around international commercial surrogacy has left many babies in stateless limbo.

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Teething nightmares

It feels like teething never ends at the moment. I'm over it, tired, and fed up.

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Disrupting the routine

Ruby's a very cruisy baby, but even she will spit the dummy sometimes.

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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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Development Baby's 10th month

First milestones

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

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Caring for baby DAD AND BABY

A dad's diary: 5 - 8 months

Anxiety, joy, exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

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Breastmilk soap

Convinced of breast milk's healing powers, one mother has been using this so-called "liquid gold" to make organic soap.

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On lactaboobiephobia...

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

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding linked to fewer infections

Breastfeeding is known to help ward off infections among infants, but a new study suggests that protection may be much longer lasting.

Health MOTHER AND BABY

Babies with a cold

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

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Itching for a solution for eczema

Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.

Education & play AWATEA

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.

MOTHER AND CHILD

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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