Babies & Toddlers

The challenge of multiple births

It’s easy to peer into a pram at the supermarket and ooh and ahh over a set of adorable twins dressed in matching outfits. While we fawn over the cuteness of it all, we must admit to smiling sheepishly at the mum of multiple births …

Bonding with Your Baby

You’ve been waiting nine months for this little bundle of joy to come into your life, and finally, after the pain of labour, your precious little one looks up at you in wonder and expectation. What do you feel in that moment? Many mothers describe …

Too posh to push? Caesarean births on the rise.

Caesarean births are on the rise in New Zealand, now accounting for about a quarter of all births. Some of these are emergency procedures, but increasingly women are booking to have elective caesareans prior to their due dates in order to avoid natural labour. Ministry …

Breast milk sharing grows in New Zealand

Breast milk sharing is slowly increasing in popularity, according to a survey done by a Christchurch donor breast milk bank. However, the survey also revealed that while most women were happy to share their breast milk if they had enough to spare, many were less …