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Breastfeeding – Kicking your goals!

The most common responses I hear when asking a pregnant client about her breastfeeding goals are: “If I can”, “I’m not going to put the pressure on myself in case it doesn’t work out”, “Of course I want to give it a try”, “I want to breastfeed but my partner / dad is...

PODCAST: Postnatal depression and anxiety

Up to 1 in 10 expecting mums struggle with antenatal depression and more than 1 in 7 new mums are diagnosed with postnatal depression each year. Even more are thought to suffer with anxiety. This episode of the MumLife Australia podcast is all about raising awareness...

PODCAST: The first 48 hours

For most new-parents the first couple of weeks after a child is born can be the most overwhelming. After all, there’s a lot to learn about caring for a newborn. But knowing what to expect can certainly make those first days together a lot more memorable (for the right...

Fever in children

Fever is common in children. Whilst it’s not an illness in itself, it is usually a sign of infection in the body.  Fortunately, a fever usually lasts only a few days. “A normal temperature range for a child is usually up to 38°C.  Fever is when the...

PODCAST: The Wonder Weeks

In 1971 Dr Frans Plooij and his wife Hetty left for Gombe National Park (Tanzania) to study chimpanzees. For nearly two years they closely observed newborn chimpanzee babies at close range. What they discovered in Tanzania would later be observed back home in human...

PODCAST: Preventing tooth decay in children

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. According to the Children Dental Health Survey, around 50% of Australian children will have at least one hole in their teeth by the age of five. So what are the causes of tooth decay in children and what can...

Maternity leave & redundancy – Know your rights

Australia has come a long way in providing a more equal playing field for women in the workplace. At one stage in the 1960’s, women who worked for the Commonwealth Government who married were forced to resign. It was not until the 1970’s that anti-discrimination laws...

PODCAST: Finding yourself after motherhood

This episode of the MumLife Australia Podcast is all about finding yourself after motherhood. Our expert guest is Amy Kabbaz-Taylor.  Amy is a writer, producer, speaker, Mindful Mama coach and mother to three young children. She’s also the author of the new book...

Podcast: The science of infant sleep

If you’ve spent any time on parenting forums or at a mother’s group you’ll understand how controversial the topic of infant sleep and sleep training can be. Of course, with all this debate comes judgement, fear and misinformation. This episode of the...