Lawsuit over breastfeeding mix-up

A mother in the US is suing a hospital after her baby was breastfed by another woman.

Mum in the US sues hospital for negligence after a mix-up saw her newborn baby breastfed by another woman.

Working dads need to step up

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Working mums are often expected to make career sacrifices to raise kids. What about working dads?

Attack on reproductive rights

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault.

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault hit.

Boy fat-shamed by Santa

Anthony Mayse was left in tears after being fat-shamed by Santa.

One mall Santa is going straight to the naughty list after fat-shaming a 9-year-old during a photo shoot.

Growing up with kid vloggers

Zane Nixon, 19, films Hope as Noah Nixon, 7, waits for his turn on camera. The Nixons created 'SuperHeroKids' as a ...

They have no interest in the "perfect" child actors on TV. Today's kids want to watch each other on Youtube.

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Baby

Baby breastfed by wrong mum

A mother in the US is suing a hospital after her baby was breastfed by another woman.

Mum in the US sues hospital for negligence after a mix-up saw her newborn baby breastfed by another woman.

Enjoy a Pacific holiday with baby

It may not be the cocktail you had in mind, but there are ways to make it work.

Mum's baby-wearing warning

Breastfeeding in public confidently

Pregnancy

Attack on women's reproductive rights

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault.

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault hit.

'A real modern day family'

"It felt so real and so nice with her on me."

Cigarette smoking kills about 5000 New Zealanders a year.

Pregnant smokers get vouchers to quit

More than $15,000 worth of grocery and Warehouse vouchers have been given to pregnant smokers as an incentive to quit.

Little Kids

Kid vloggers & the new 'childhood'

Zane Nixon, 19, films Hope as Noah Nixon, 7, waits for his turn on camera. The Nixons created 'SuperHeroKids' as a ...

They have no interest in the 'perfect' child actors on TV. Today's kids want to watch each other on Youtube.

Handling your kid's pester power

Do you give in to your child's incessant nagging? How to take back the power.

The Mead-Ryan family is hoping daughter Hannah, 3, will be able to celebrate Christmas at home.

A Christmas wish

The family of a little girl with leukaemia has one wish this Christmas - to spend it together.

Big Kids

Boy fat-shamed by Santa

Anthony Mayse was left in tears after being fat-shamed by Santa.

One mall Santa is going straight to the naughty list after fat-shaming a 9-year-old during a photo shoot.

Walkway gets another river reflection video

Blenheim pupil joins the ranks of riverside poets, inspiring people to get back to nature.

Toy experts Kyle Calubaquib, 7, and Ayla Maihi, 11, tell us their top picks for Christmas.

Kids pick the top toys for Xmas video

"It's cuddly, soft, and can do amazing things."

Family Life

We need to talk about working dads

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happy young father playing with his little baby

affection; baby; beautiful; beauty; boy; ...

Working mums are often expected to make career sacrifices to raise kids. What about working dads?

My ex's new husband is a jerk

He badmouths me to our daughter and is trying to cut me out of her life. What can I do?

Ward School pupils, from left, Louis Hickman, 6, Victoria Hickman, 5, and Courtney Edwards, 6, show their Christmas ...

Life must go on

Schools fund to subsidise uniforms, school books, excursions and little extras like nice book covers.

Mum's Life

Enjoy a Pacific holiday with baby

Yes, babies and tropical holidays do mix...

It may not be the cocktail you had in mind, but there are ways to make it work.

Mum's baby-wearing warning

Baby wearing may be a practical way to multitask, but a mum has warned others after a painful accident.   

Amber Woods, 20, with daughter Winter. Amber has been studying at the Tawa Porirua school for teenage parents He Huarahi ...

'A normal school with babies'

School books and nappies combine seamlessly at one Wellington school.

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