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  • 1 Aug 2013

    Get breastfeeding support

    Several years ago, I went out with a group of female friends for a meal. Most of them were mums; two of us were not. One of the women brought her newborn son, and she breastfed him during our meal. The little guy was quite content and we were quite content to share an evening of food and friendship with this newest arrival. At least I thought we were, until the friend of mine who also wasn’t a mum whispered to me quietly whilst the others were talking; ‘I wish she didn’t do that at the table, don’t you? Not while we’re eating.’ […] more

  • 31 Jul 2013

    Coping with separation anxiety

    Whether it’s a sudden fear of strangers, crying when you leave the room or being suddenly fearful of pretty much everything, most children experience some form of separation anxiety - particularly toward the end of their first year. Newfound independence can bring uncertainty as your little one explores and tests new limits. […] more

  • 16 Jul 2013

    Abandoned Birth

    Something is happening that nobody wants to talk about. Pregnant women and their babies are being badly let down, and often endangered, by a service that encourages these women to entrust it with their lives. Far from the overly medicalised, high-intervention hospital births that have come to represent the vast majority of births in the UK; countless women are birthing alone in their homes, abandoned by their midwives. […] more

  • 16 Jul 2013

    WIN 2 Baby Slings

    Closer to You has been helping parents find great baby slings since 2007. Run by Sarah Green, mum of three girls who all loved to be carried as babies and toddlers, Closer to You has a wide range of baby carriers which suit from newborn to toddler and beyond. Green Parent readers have a chance to win two of the most popular slings - a Hana Baby stretchy wrap (worth £44) and a Manduca baby carrier (worth £99). […] more

  • 1 Jul 2013

    What to eat when breasfeeding

    Human babies (and human adults, dependent upon what you believe) require a high fat diet for optimal neurological development and function. With a saturated fat content of roughly 55%, human breast milk is the perfect food for the growing brain. But, does a mother’s diet determine how fat dense her milk is? […] more

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