Parenting Topics

The first hour after the birth is a highly significant time for the new parents and the baby. The woman's body releases lifetime high levels of the hormones involved in mothering, bonding...Read more

The vast majority of women are physically able to breastfeed their babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for babies to 6 months of age, and after this,...Read more

Although the current World Health Organisation recommendation is for all babies to be exclusively breastfed for 6 months ( WHO 2002 ), sometimes it is not possible or does not feel possible...Read more

Vitamin K is essential for the body to be able to manufacture the components of the blood which help it to clot. It is given to newborns at birth because the baby's Vitamin K levels are low...Read more

Life with a new baby is like no other time in your life. It is lived in a different space to the rest of world. New parents often have to eat in shifts. They spend more than a full working...Read more

Hepatitis is the name given to several different illnesses which can cause liver disease or liver cancer. The liver is a vital part of the body. If the liver does not function properly,...Read more

Young babies have very clear Behavioural States because of the immaturity of their central nervous systems. Knowing about these states and how babies make the transition from one to the...Read more

Once your baby is born, you will be asked to make decisions about a number of newborn health assessments, procedures and tests. These procedures are presented as being routine, but you are...Read more

Newborn babies tend to sleep a lot in the first few weeks. However, it may not necessarily be at times that you would prefer them to sleep! In the first hours after birth, your baby may...Read more

When we imagine what life will be like with our new baby, we might focus upon the joy that the baby will bring and anticipate a new level of relationship with our partner. We know that we...Read more