Mum reveals she allows her nanny to breastfeed her child. Would you ever let that happen?
For most mums, the idea of someone else breastfeeding their baby is unthinkable. But, mum Sarah Hastings has admitted to using her nanny as a wet nurse and sees this so-called ‘extreme breastfeeding’ practice as completely natural.
Wanting to get back to work, Sarah, 46, was desperate to persuade her then 6 ... Continue reading
There are more birth defects than previously thought, but here's why experts don't think problems are increasing
The number birth defects in the UK has increased from a previous figure of one in 80 babies to one in 50, according to a new study. However, experts don't believe birth defects are on the rise.
Researchers have attributed the apparent increase to better data collection. The data collected by the ... Continue reading
Every year 1,000 mums in the UK suffer psychotic episodes following the birth of their child, known as Postpartum Psychosis
The first few weeks after birth are meant to be a precious time of bonding between you and your baby, but for some new mums, childbirth can trigger a devastating mental health condition.
Every year about 1,000 women in the UK suffer from Postpartum Psychosis (also called Puerperal Psychosis, Postnatal Psychosis or ... Continue reading
Helmets may not be necessary, as experts recommend other methods to mend plagiocephaly
The number of babies getting flat head syndrome, known as plagiocephaly, is on the increase. As medical experts now recommend babies sleep on their back to reduce the risk of sudden infant death (SIDS), the risk of babies skulls becoming flattened is higher.
“Babies spend almost all their time on their back," says ... Continue reading
A baby diet high in fish could reduce your baby’s chance of wheezing by up to half, says new research
Babies who eat a diet high in fish have been found to be less likely to suffer from wheezing as children.
A Swedish study looked at 4,171 children who had three or more episodes of wheezing in a year, from randomly selected families. Their health was checked at 6 months, 12 months ... Continue reading
Littlewoods’ new Christmas advert slammed by parents for telling kids Santa doesn’t exist
The Grinch has arrived in the form of Littlewoods this year, with a Christmas TV advert claiming it’s ‘muvvas’, not Father Christmas, that deliver kids their presents. Featuring kids performing in their school nativity play, the children sing about their lovely ‘muvva’ who has been putting gifts under the tree, with ... Continue reading
How two toddlers (and a bag of flour!) leave their mum horrified is set to become a YouTube hit
Never underestimate the power of two little boys…and a bag of flour! A mum came back from a bathroom break to find that her two toddlers aged, 1 and 3, had covered the entire living room in flour.
The two boys are seen innocently playing with an empty flour bag and having ... Continue reading
Capol guidelines for children have changed to stop them having a higher dose than they need
Parents have been told to reduce liquid paracetamol doses for their children. A recent review of popular over-the-counter medicines such as Calpol and Disprol, has now led to the recommended amount for children being cut in half.
Until now, the official guidance seen on packaging meant children aged from 12 months to ... Continue reading
A mum has made medical history by becoming the first woman in Britain to give birth after having radiotherapy and chemotherapy during pregnancy
A UK mum has made history by giving birth to a healthy baby, despite going through cancer treatment during her pregnancy.
Sarah Best was wheeled straight from the radiotherapy ward into maternity after going into labour early. Three hours later she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
“I was expecting to have ... Continue reading
Oxfordshire 6-month-old becomes an internet hit after mum starts a blog of him recreating classic movie scenes
A 6-month-old baby from Oxford has become an internet hit for his cute recreations of famous film scenes. Baby Arthur Hammond has posed as everyone from Mena Suvari in American Beauty to John Hurt in Alien.
Arthur’s mum, writer Emily Cleaver, has taken photos of her son in various poses from classic ... Continue reading
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