It’s rare for a significant period of time to pass before another debate about breastfeeding takes place in the media, writes  Alison Bartlett The latest is about Comedian Arj Barker. Some of the highest authorities have said breastfeeding is okay, even in the Sistine Chapel, as...

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is poised to mark a significant milestone in 2024. It is celebrating 60 years of dedicated support for breastfeeding mothers and families across the nation. Ms Marshall-Cerins, the Executive Officer of ABA, emphasized the importance of reflecting on the evolving societal landscape...

Philippa Macken writes about safety issues and how parents can help to keep their infants free from harm. Bringing a newborn home is an exciting milestone when parents leave the hospital with precious cargo and important responsibilities. The home and the car can feel like a...

An expert review of work done on preterm babies published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has found that thanks to medical advancements, most of these tiny fighters now survive, but many of them face developmental challenges that can impact their future. The...

More than 6,000 women told us what they wanted for their next pregnancy and birth. Here’s what they said report researchers Hazel Keedle, Daniella Susic and Hannah Dahlen Many women want a different kind of pregnancy and birth the next time around. Many want to see the...

Amber Hamam is sad about not having a second child. I’d never planned on having just one child. In fact, I’d always been looking forward to having lots of kids. While my friends were fantasising about wedding frocks as young girls, my thoughts were preoccupied with...

For Dental Health Week (August 7-13), the Australian Dental Association (ADA) gives a friendly reminder that the lack of oral health information provided to new parents regarding their baby's dental care could be a lifetime of problems with their teeth. While parenting focuses on various aspects,...

While wishing to be well informed about the progress of her pregnancy, Karen Collum wonders if hers was a case of too much information. I have an application on my iPhone that gives me daily updates on the growth of my baby. I know that my...

Labour induction  rates have significantly increased over the past decade, from 25 to 35 per cent in Australia alone. Melbourne researchers have found that one of two common methods to induce labour is safer for babies, although both were as safe for the mother and neither...