Tag: maternity

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The Quest for Breast

When I discovered an Australian Breastfeeding Association counsellor described formula as ‘a little bit like AIDS‘ to a class of impending parents, my first reaction was not one of surprise. Australia has a very high breastfeeding initiation rate of 92%,…

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In defence of mother’s groups

source Poor old mother’s groups, they cop a bad rap don’t they?  According to this article in yesterday’s paper, they’re the next generation of high school “where everything people say is judged, discussed and used in evidence against them as…

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The Village is Missing

They say it takes a village to raise a child but I often find myself speculating how a proverb invented by western society that romanticizes African traditions is even relevant in western society. Who are the village when your neighbourhood…

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Foxy Over 40

Helen Mirren, 66, is a wonderful actor and much has been made of her timeless beauty. Earlier this year the UK’s Telegraph wrote of her sex appeal having “no expiry date”. At 67, Lauren Hutton looks equally stunning despite famously…

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Mummy’s Boys

Before my son was born I was often heard to say, “I won’t be raising no mummy’s boy”.  Two days after his birth, he was admitted into the NICU with a suspected rotated bowel, (thankfully he was fine), which had…

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