That’s a wrap! The science of swaddling

Source: https://blog.aboutamazon.com.au/amazon-in-australia/thats-a-wrap-the-science-of-swaddling Presents of any kind are that much better when carefully wrapped, and your baby is no exception. I can never emphasise strongly enough to parents the importance of wrapping their babies in the early months, and there’s a very sound reason for this. For 9 months your baby lived in a very, very […]

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One mum’s defence of Midwife Cath: ‘She was my lifeline’

It’s the Winter of 2008, and I’ve just had my first baby. I’m in one of the darkest phases of my life. My first pregnancy ended in a termination at 15 weeks because the baby had deformities deemed “incompatible with life”. Six weeks later I was again pregnant, with the baby I now hold in […]

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The Skeptical OB – Midwife disciplined for telling the TRUTH about breastfeeding

Midwife disciplined for telling the TRUTH about breastfeeding I’ve written over and over again about the way that lactation professionals lie to women, promoting breastfeeding over the wellbeing of mothers and babies. Every time a lactation professional claims insufficient breastmilk is rare when it is common, she lies. Every time a lactation professional claims second […]

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TODAY 2019 Bec Maddern defends celebrity midwife

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Midwife Cath’s Master Class Series 2019

The Midwife Cath’s Master Class series, lovingly brought to you by Bellamys Organic.  Below are the dates for your diary – venues to be added asap. Come to Australia’s own Midwife Cath Master Class. Midwife Cath will cover topics on feeding for babies, why some babies sleep and why some don’t – and how to […]

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Pulled Elbow in children – ouch!!

Always be careful to steer clear of games that involve swinging or grabbing a child by their hands or arms. This kind of seemingly harmless play can lead to serious injuries, most commonly a pulled elbow. These sorts of injuries are completely preventable; here are a few hints to prevent any painful play-related episodes for […]

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New York Magazine Article – by Amelia Lester

The most important piece of advice I received while pregnant did not come in the form of a well-intentioned Google spreadsheet, though there were a lot of those. Instead, it came from a stranger, an Australian woman who approached me after I had done some public speaking late in pregnancy. Her advice wasn’t about how […]

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15 things a baby does not need!!

1. A swing –  babies do no t need swings they need the floor! 2. A walker – babies will walk when they are developmentally ready to and walkers are dangerous 3. Seats – babies do not need seats, they do not need to sit up until they can crawl – they need to play […]

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Let babies play

Mother nature has a plan for child development and we should not interrupt her plan which includes the following very basic steps. Your baby needs to be on the floor for all of his play time.  And what I mean my the floor is flat on the floor, not in a seat, not in a […]

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Progressive development

The process of normal development   The more new parents understand what is normal is the more they can relax, encourage, identify and celebrate the achievements of their baby, rather than being consumed by worry about what’s normal and what’s not. When you bring your newborn home, they can immediately commence a small amount of […]

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