‘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…

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‘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…

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Learning to like vegetables during breastfeeding

Learning to like vegetables during breastfeeding: a randomized clinical trial of lactating mothers and infants Conclusion: Early life may be an optimum time for both infants and their mothers to learn to like the taste of healthy foods. More research is needed to facilitate the liking and eating of these foods by mothers, which will,…

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Canterbury Big Latch On events – World Breastfeeding Week 2017

World Breastfeeding Week 2017 was celebrated all around the world, and of course, in New Zealand too. In New Zealand the Big-Latch-On events present an opportunity to celebrate breastfeeding with breastfeeding women and their supporters. This year there were Big-Latch-On events in Christchurch at the McFaddens Centre, Christchurch Women’s Hospital and in Burwood, and also…

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