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Extended breastfeeding – the unspoken pressure to stop

Extended breastfeeding – the unspoken pressure to stop As a mother, the journey of breastfeeding has been an incredible and intimate experience. From the early days of struggling to latch, to the moments of pure connection and with both of my babies, it has been a bond unlike any other. Quite honestly, I’ve always felt […]

Caring for your baby in summer months

Caring for your baby in summer months It’s important to think about caring for your baby in warmer months, as for a lot of parents this causes far more anxiety when it comes to safe sleeping and the risks associated with dehydration. It is important to make sure that your baby’s room is a comfortable […]

Sickle Cell Disease in Pregnancy: Understanding Inheritance, Effects, and Risks

Sickle Cell Disease in Pregnancy: Understanding Inheritance, Effects, and Risks Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a genetic blood disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. For women who have SCD or carry the sickle cell trait, pregnancy can bring about unique challenges and considerations. In this article, we will explore how SCD is inherited, how […]

Top tips for choosing a car seat

It is recommended that you buy a car seat before your baby is born and that you purchase one that fits your car and is suitable for a newborn baby. If you have your baby in hospital or a birth centre, you will need the car seat to drive your baby home safely, whether that is in your own car, or in a cab. It is a good idea to practise fitting the seat before your baby is born.

Safer sleep

Creating a safe sleep environment for your baby is crucial and understanding the guidance set out by trusted charities and the NHS is key. In the UK, The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleeping for babies, and offers emotional support for bereaved families. Their research underpins the advice offered by the NHS and is invaluable in promoting safe sleeping.

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