‘Babies and sleep: a matter of choice’

by Pamela Douglas  “But does the research really prove sleep training’s efficacy? Senior figures continue to argue forcefully that it does, despite the failure of large randomised controlled trials to back these claims  …, and despite systematic reviews showing no improvement in night waking, nor reliable impact on maternal mental health … Parents continue to be…

‘Australia is failing new parents with conflicting advice — it’s urgent we get it right’

by Pamela Douglas “What happens after a woman gives birth should be a matter of serious public interest. Screaming babies, breast pain, baby weight-gain worries, breastfeeding issues, wind, colic, reflux, allergies, tongue tie, sleep deprivation, and parental anxiety and depression. These are common concerns at the beginning of the life of every Australian citizen. In…