Monday , 26 June 2017

Breastfeeding: A Dad’s Perspective

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That’s the approach we adopted with breastfeeding. It is by no means a walk in the park and trust me – no matter what everyone says, it’s tough. The message (even if it is somewhat archaic now) of “breast is best” puts an unprecedented amount of pressure on women to …

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FluMist Nose Spray Vaccine Doesn’t Work This Year, Experts Say

The popular, needle-free FluMist influenza vaccine has not protected kids or adults against flu for years and should not be used this coming flu season, experts said Wednesday. The surprise decision, sure to dismay children and needle-phobes, could also leave pediatricians short of vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “Nasal spray flu vaccine accounts for about one-third …

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Perth mum loses baby to whooping cough: ‘This is the moment my heart broke’

Riley Hughes was just 32-days old when he died from vaccine-preventable disease whooping cough. What started as a common cold ended with Riley dying in mum Catherine’s arms on March 16, 2005. Now the devastated family is sharing their gut-wrenching story to raise awareness of the deadly disease and in particular for the whooping cough immunisation availabe to pregnant women …

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Breastmilk Does What A Vaccine Can Never Do

To claim that breastmilk is the gold standard in infant nutrition is an understatement. For a newborn, nothing comes close in nutrient density which is so perfectly customized for an infant as it grows. Breast-fed infants gain incredible protection from antibodies, proteins and immune cells in breastmilk. It defends against a myriad of pathogens in ways that are impossible through …

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Racist Mom Demands White Doctor In Viral Video

Mom demands “white doctor” in viral video We don’t know how many times racists have to be caught on video before they realize that when they are out in the world being racist, people who are better than they are are going to record that racism and blast their racist behinds out to the entire internet. Sadly, we have to …

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This Is What High-Functioning Anxiety Feels Like

It just comes. It doesn’t need an invitation. It just invites itself in, and suddenly your heart is beating faster. Your hands are shaking. Your bones feel weakened, jelly-ish. You’re afraid to raise your eyes, and when you do, it’s there staring you in the face: the reason your anxiety kicked into high gear. And you have to breathe deep …

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7 Things I’m Weird About Since Having Kids

Motherhood has made me weird. Like, before kids, I was mostly normal. I didn’t worry about life, and I pretty much trusted things to work out. My biggest worry before kids was how I was going to fill my Thursday nights when Friends ended (I mean, seriously, Thursday nights have never been the same, amiright?).  My husband and I did what …

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