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0-3 months

Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression (PND) affects many new mums. If you are wondering if you have postnatal depression; read about the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment for PND here.

Breastfeeding concerns, problems and solutions

New mums can feel unsure about breastfeeding and what it’s going to be like. Here we address common breastfeeding concerns and problems with information and helpful tips.

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Fitting a baby's car seat

Baby car seat installation can be difficult. Here we give tips on fitting children’s car seats; with a guide to safety and information on the various types.

How to prepare baby formula

How to prepare baby formula

Here we provide tips and information on how to make up a baby's bottle using formula milk including how to mix baby formula.

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What is baby reflux? Symptoms and support

Here we look at baby reflux symptoms with information about treatment, the difference between GOR and GORD, advice on baby vomiting and other aspects of infant reflux.

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Maternity care medical records: Getting access

Find out how you can get access to your medical records and maternity notes, covering the care you received during pregnancy, birth and postnatally and how much it will cost.

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Episiotomy or tear during childbirth

Having an episiotomy or suffering a tear during childbirth is common. Find out what the difference is between the two as well as the types of episiotomy and tears you might experience.

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How to decide when to stop breastfeeding

How long should you breastfeed? You can breastfeed for as long as you and your baby want to. Making the decision on when to stop breastfeeding is an important one.

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Getting baby to sleep

Moses basket or cot? Co-sleep or not? If you're struggling to decide what’s best for your family when it comes to sleep, we provide some helpful information here.

Coping with a crying baby

Coping with a crying baby can be a challenge. Here are tips on how to stop a baby from crying. Discover techniques you can use to soothe, calm and comfort your child.

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Postnatal fitness: when can you start exercise after birth?

Learn about postnatal exercise including when you can start exercise after pregnancy with examples of safe, low impact ways of maintaining fitness after giving birth.

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Shared Parental Leave

New parents have the right to Shared Parental Leave. What is this right and how do you apply for it?