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Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study
Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study August 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. QUT educationalist Dr Rebecca ... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August
Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August August 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child toward reading and writing. ECU Early Childhood Studies Professor, Caroline Barratt-Pugh says talking to children and ... Read More »

New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines
New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines August 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines have been released to protect, promote and support breastfeeding mothers across the state. The guidelines were developed by La Trobe University’s Judith Lumley Centre in partnership with the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Department of Education ... Read More »

Father’s role in supporting mothers to breastfeed
Father’s role in supporting mothers to breastfeed August 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The role of fathers in supporting breastfeeding is much more important than originally thought, new research has found. The research, conducted at the University of Tasmania and funded by the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation (TEYF), found fathers were actively involved ... Read More »

Childcare shake-up
Childcare shake-up August 9, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Productivity Commission has put UNSW research at the centre of its proposed childcare shake-up, adopting key principles from a Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) submission in its review. Professor Deborah Brennan from the SPRC said the Commission adopted three central positions from ... Read More »

Free help for expecting and new mums at risk of depression
Free help for expecting and new mums at risk of depression August 2, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With postnatal depression affecting almost one in seven women giving birth in Australia, QUT and the White Cloud Foundation have launched an innovative model of care to provide early access to treatment for expecting and new mothers at risk of depression. QUT’s Faculty ... Read More »

Pregnancy report reveals personal and financial cost of discrimination
Pregnancy report reveals personal and financial cost of discrimination July 31, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s landmark report for its Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, released today, has found that little has changed in the 15 years since its first Inquiry into this subject. Australian workplaces still ... Read More »

Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels
Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels July 27, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life. Researchers with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) studied the diets of ... Read More »

Breastfeeding trends good news for new mothers
Breastfeeding trends good news for new mothers July 25, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is no “average” pattern or set of rules when it comes to breastfeeding according to a recent study published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine. Assistant Professor Jacqueline Kent, from The University of Western Australia’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, said ... Read More »

Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety
Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety July 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new program aimed at reducing the impact of parents’ anxiety or depression on the family is being trialled in Australia. The Let’s Talk about Children program is being offered to parents by researchers at the Krongold Centre at Monash University. The program, developed ... Read More »







 
 
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