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3-6 months

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Which baby carrier or sling is best for me?

You’ve decided that using a sling or carrier is for you. But when it comes to design, where do you start? Here are the choices

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Finance tips for families

Here we share our top ten tips on family finance including ways to save money and make sure you're claiming all the right benefits and financial entitlements.

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Expressing milk: Which method is best?

You might have decided to express milk for your baby but are unsure what type of pumping method to use. The method you use can be a tricky question when you’re a new mum because there’s no ‘right’ way. Here’s all the information you need so you can figure out which method is right for you.

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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Breastfeeding and returning to work

Planning your return to work can be an emotional time and if you’re breastfeeding your baby, you may also be wondering about your workplace rights and the logistics of it all. Here we discuss breastfeeding and returning to work.

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Flexible working: Your right to a request

What is flexible working and how do you request it? Find out more about flexible working hours, your rights, making an application in the UK and the potential benefits here.

Postnatal depression: The questions you really want to ask

Heard it discussed but still feel in the dark? Here are the answers to the most common postnatal depression questions…

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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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Postnatal depression in dads: 10 things you should know

It’s easy to focus on mums in the postnatal period. But let’s not forget dads, who can be suffering in silence.

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Breastfeeding: later problems and concerns

Here we look at common problems that can occur even if you have experienced a comfortable period of breastfeeding.

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What is flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly or brachycephaly)?

This article looks at ‘flat head syndrome’ outlining symptoms, possible causes and treatment.

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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.