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How to be a Good Dad. Is that possible?

How to be a Good Dad. Is that possible? Working out how to be a good father/ husband-partner in your new young family is extremely difficult. All caring men will want to be supportive of their partner, involved in parenting, feel the joy of loving and being loved by their baby and they will want…
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How much is a Lactation Consultant worth?

How much is a Lactation Consultant worth? Recently, I was interviewed on public radio in Perth about the need for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), their value to breast feeding women and to the community. The radio jock was blunt and provocative as they will tend to be, and challenged the value of the…
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Breast or Formula Feeding? Neither is best!

Breast or Formula Feeding? Neither is best! In my experience, about one third of women after a few weeks of fiddling with positions and sore nipples and congested breasts will settle down nicely. A good balance of supply meeting demand develops, that has the baby confidently sucking and the mother comfortably taking the baby to…
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Parents who struggle

Parents Who Struggle Those parents that struggle the most, fall into one of two groups. The first, are simply given a more devilish baby than the average. Some parents have angels who gently wake, squirm a little and barely cry in the first month or two, settle quickly and easily. Angels. However, these angels are rare. There are…
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