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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 »

Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox
Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox July 13, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The challenges faced by parents when preparing school lunchboxes are highlighted by a new study at Griffith University. A survey of Queensland mums and dads shows vegetables are conspicuous by their absence from the typical lunchbox as parents wrestle with ... Read More »

Service helps mediate family break-ups
Service helps mediate family break-ups July 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Family break-ups can be messy. Resolving disputes is often emotional, costly and despite good intentions the child’s best interests get forgotten in the fight. A new QUT Family Mediation Service, being trialed in Brisbane by QUT Health Clinics, offers a solution to ... Read More »







 
 
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