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Mothering The Mother - The Key To Raising Breastfeeding Rates?

Amy Brown | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Mothering the mother is a phrase often heard during pregnancy and birth. Look after the mother, care for her, support her emotional needs ... and she will feel more empowered to grow, birth and care for her baby. A phrase (and actions) that makes so much sense and is seen in many cultures across the world.

Mum's Video Of Baby Struggling To Breathe Is Something All Parents Need To Watch

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a video of her nine-month-old daughter struggling to breathe to raise awareness of possible signs of asthma. Sophia Cachia, a mum blo...

This Dad Followed Instructions To The Letter When Asked To Put His Baby In Bed From The Car

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has had the internet cracking up after he followed instructions to put his baby to bed almost too perfectly. Mum Melvin Doo, from Nashville, US,...

Why Don't We Talk About The 'Bizarre' Side Effects Of Pregnancy?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Parents
Alexandra Johnson

mum bod Pregnant friends appear so keen to maintain the image of the glowing goddess, the one that is so widely portrayed via social media and glossy magazines, that they are reluctant to talk about, or even acknowledge, what they are going through:

This Mum's Trick To Get Babies To Take Calpol Has Been Shared More Than 100,000 Times

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Parents

A mum’s hack that helps parents give their babies medicine has been shared more than 100,000 times. Helena Lee, from Surrey, had struggled to get ...

Why Is My Baby Crying? Paediatrician's Guidance On Why Your Little One May Be Upset

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Parents

As a parent, there is nothing worse than not knowing why your baby is crying. But in their first year of life when they’re unable to speak and let y...

New Mums Share Worries That They Don't Enjoy The 'Baby Stage'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Parents

New mums have shared their worries online about not enjoying the ‘baby stage’, after one mother posted how she felt on Mumsnet. The original poste...

Mum's Fascinating Photo Of Breast Milk Changing Colour Shows How Incredible A Woman's Body Is

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a fascinating photo showing how her breast milk changed colour when she was feeding her daughter who had a fever. Ashlee Chase, f...

Mum's Account Of Care After Baby Loss 'Should Serve As An Example To Other NHS Hospitals'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has opened up about the “exemplary” quality of care she received from a NHS hospital in the hours before and after having a stillbirth. Viki...

Natasha Bedingfield Announces She's Pregnant With Her First Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Parents

Natasha Bedingfield has announced she is expecting her first child with her husband Matt Robinson. The 35-year-old singer, known for the hits ‘Unwri...

Toys 'R' Us Recalls A Popular Baby Toy Due To Choking Hazard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents

Toys ‘R’ Us has recalled a popular baby toy due to the risk of choking. The high-street retailer has recalled the ‘Bruin Wiggle Ball/Giggle Ball...

NHS Must End The Unfair 'Postcode Lottery' Faced By Bereaved Parents, Charities Warn

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK Parents

Parents grieving the loss of a baby are often forced to endure being placed in maternity wards full of new mums and their babies, due to a “postcode...

British Retailers Ban Baby Sleep Positioners After Health Watchdog Warns About Risk Of Death

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Parents

British retailers have removed baby sleep positioners from sale after a US health watchdog warned about risks of suffocation. The Food and Drug Admini...

Top Five Baby Making Mistakes - And How To Avoid Them

Zita West | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zita West

Making the decision to 'try' for a baby is an exciting time in a couple's relationship. Sadly, for some people having a baby isn't as simple as just having sex and then falling pregnant quickly. While many people have a smooth route to pregnancy, other couples struggle to conceive, with 1 in 7 couples experiencing fertility issues.

Parents Were Horrified By This Baby Shower Cake, So Could You Eat It?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Parents

We’ve come across plenty of baby shower cakes that graphically depict the birth of a baby, but that’s not the only unappetising choice for the cel...

'Call The Midwife' Star Helen George Has Given Birth To First Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Parents

Helen George has given birth to her first child with Jack Ashton. The ‘Call the Midwife’ actress, 33, revealed she welcomed her daughter earlier t...

Will He Be Night Feeding Forever?

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

No more moonlight, please. Give me the dawn. No more digitised lullabies. Give me the chirping chorus of the breaking day. No more glances at the neon clock, dividing the night into too-short chapters: 00:30, 02:00, 04:00, 6:50.

Jodi Albert Has Given Birth To Her And Kian Egan's Third Child And Shared First Photo

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK Parents

Jodi Albert has given birth to her third child with Kian Egan. The ‘Westlife’ star and former ‘Hollyoaks’ actress welcomed their son, Cobi, on...

Heidi Montag And Spencer Pratt Chose An Unusual Name For Their Baby Boy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK Parents

Heidi Montag has given birth to her first child with Spencer Pratt. The former ‘The Hills’ reality couple welcomed their baby boy on Sunday 1 Octo...

Mum Shows There’s No One 'Right' Way To Feed A Baby With Gorgeous Photo

HuffPost | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Parents

When Maya Vorderstrasse’s first child was six months old, the mum was unable to continue breastfeeding her. She was crushed, until she realised her ...

Danielle Lloyd Shares First Photo Of Newborn Baby Son Who Got 'Stuck' During Labour

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Parents

Danielle Lloyd has said giving birth to her fourth son was a “scary” experience. Lloyd was “overjoyed” when she welcomed baby Ronnie O’Neill...

Breastfeeding Is Simply Amazing - But Our Focus On It Is Excessive

Joanna Cates | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Parents
Joanna Cates

It seems to me that the focus on breastfeeding is excessive and that for some children, the milk they have in the first year of their life may actually be the highest quality food they ever get - even if it's made from the dreaded formula.

Bill Murray’s Parenting Wisdom Is Spot On

HuffPost | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Parents

Bill Murray is a veritable fount of parenting wisdom. The actor and comedian has six sons - 35-year-old Homer, 32-year-old Luke, 24-year-old Cal, 21...

Mum Receives Wedding Invite That Requires Her To Only Breastfeed In Ladies' Toilets

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a slip she received with the invite to her friend’s wedding, which stated women could only breastfeed in the ladies’ toilets. Th...

20 Short And 'Uncommon' Baby Girls' Names If You're Not Keen On Choosing A Popular Moniker

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Parents

The official list of the most popular baby names from last year has been released, but some parents are keen to choose a more unusual name. Mumsnet u...