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No, you should not eat your Placenta - Here's why

In almost all mammals, the placenta - the organ that develops in pregnancy to provide oxygen and nutrients to the baby and remove waste products - is eaten by the mother immediately after giving birth. Humans and aquatic mammals are the only exceptions but the number of women choosing to eat their placenta has increased over the past decade. Read More

Baby/Infant Care: 

Sleep Training improves infant Sleep Problems

This Gem from Goodfellow Director Dr Bruce Arroll discusses Alberta Tools for Practice notes that suggest that sleep training introduced at 6 months of age improves infant sleep problems and maternal mood - Read More

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Should I roll my baby back over if it rolls onto it's stomach while asleep?

This is an excellent article (if you haven't seen it already) about why there is a recommendation to put babies to sleep on their backs as well as what to do if they roll over and what you should have in their cots at the time they are asleep. 

If you scroll down the article you will also see links to some useful information about Sudden Infant Deaths in Infancy, how much sleep children should have as well as whether we should worry about if the baby has flat head. 


What to expect from a baby's first cold

A useful article if you are experiencing your baby's first common cold. Read More...

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