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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 …

Alex’s mega brownies

Ten-year-old Alex from London shares this recipe for easy, really rich brownies. Ingredients 100g unsalted butter, softened 175g caster sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 75g plain flour 50g cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 3 tbsp milk 4 tbsp mixed white and milk chocolate chips …

Birthday Parties – Keeping up with the Jones’

There always seems to be a bit of competition in parenting; from which after-school activities your kids go to and where you buy their clothes from, to sporting prowess and academic achievement. But arguably the biggest competition of all is birthday parties. Once upon a …

Teaching kids food literacy

Every parent wants to raise a healthy, happy child. But with busy lifestyles, healthy eating can easily take a back seat to convenience. After all, it’s easier to pick up fish and chips for dinner than to prepare a hearty casserole or salad. But the …

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Free your family from the sugar addiction!

  Content sponsored by Health 2000 Sugar is known by some as “the new tobacco,” with calls from some health professionals for sugar to be treated by the government like alcohol and tobacco. The fact is that sugar is an addiction. The maximum recommended daily …