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Attachment Parenting – what does it really mean?

The essence of Attachment Parenting is about forming and nurturing strong connections between parents and their children through kindness, respect and dignity. Recommendations are based on the psychology of attachment theory and also recent brain research showing that early responsiveness to infant needs has positive  lifelong effects on social and…
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Your Crying Baby’s Language

"I feel like a really bad mother," confided Sarah, mother of four month old Molly who, apart from an early bout of colic that was overcome with some simple changes to Sarah's own diet, has been an easy, happy baby who rarely cries. Sarah explained, "the other mothers at mums' group all talk about hungry cries, tired cries and angry cries and I am…
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The Slippery Slope of Mummy Self-Doubt

“I feel like such a failure.” I hear this every single day from mothers. The saddest thing is that every time I hear these words, the mother is doing a wonderful job: she is intelligent and responsive with a beautiful connection to her baby. Her baby is proof that she can’t be a failure – alert, animated and engaging. So why is her confidence so…
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Five Big Fat Lies About Breastfeeding- What Is The Truth?

It seems crazy that breastfeeding is the biologically normal way to feed a baby and women have been feeding their babies at the breast since time began and yet there is still a plethora of misinformation that can mess up a mother’s experience and feeding her baby can become a huge struggle. How many of these big fat lies have you heard – and what…
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Why You Mustn’t Give Your Baby Water (it could be unsafe)

According to physicians at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore babies younger than six months old should never be given water to drink. “Even when they’re very tiny, babies have an intact thirst reflex or a drive to drink,” Dr. Jennifer Anders, a pediatric emergency physician at the center, told Reuters Health. “When they have that thirst…
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