Danger of dirty breast pumps

Warning to parents: breast pumps can harbour bacteria.

Parents are being warned to be scrupulous when cleaning breast pumps, after an infant in the US contracted a deadly infection.

Sharyn Casey's 15 weeks pregnant

Sharyn Casey has announced she is due in January.

After multiple miscarriages, The Edge DJ has revealed that this time "it finally seems to be happening".

I felt like a failure of a mother stuff nation

I am both mother and father, the provider and the nurturer.

No-one can prepare you for the difficulties of being a solo parent on a benefit. I used to judge, but now I know the truth.

'I cried more than he did'

Mathias' birth was a shorter labour than with Sandoval's other kids, she said, but much harder.

A refugee support volunteer cut the cord at baby's birth in Hamilton.

Baby born in mall toilets

The baby was rushed to Starship Hospital in critical condition after it was born at Sylvia Park mall. (File photo)

Baby was rushed to hospital with its mum, in critical condition, after she gave birth on Friday.

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Caring For Baby

Avoid supermarket baby food - expert

Babies need a range of nutrient-dense foods.

A child health expert is calling on baby food manufacturers to up their game.

Twin advice for Bey & Jay

Parenting twins with an existing five-year-old is going to be a mission, at best.

Why I hired a baby sleep coach

Mum finds snake in kid's car seat

Development

Fish oil could prevent diabetes

Dr Ben Albert (pictured) led the research with Professor Wayne Cutfieldat the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute.

But for now, pregnant women are cautioned against taking fish oil supplements

Funky way for mums to get fit video

It's called MotherFunk and it involves baby-wearing mums getting their groove on.

The "miracle" walking newborn is supported by a midwife who hasn't heard of the stepping reflex.

The 'walking baby' is no miracle video

Millions were stunned by tot taking its first "steps" out of the womb. But there's a simple explanation.

Breastfeeding

Danger of dirty breast pumps

Warning to parents: breast pumps can harbour bacteria.

Parents are being warned to be scrupulous when cleaning breast pumps, after an infant in the US contracted a deadly infection.

Breastfeeding at work not normal

OPINION: Hats off to politicians who breastfeed on the job. But for god's sake, let's stop pretending this is normal behaviour.

Staff at Wairau Hospital's Maternity Unit, from left, Gwen Costello, Jackie Martin and Debbie Fisher with proud parents ...

Latching on to health message

The number of mothers choosing to breast feed their babies has almost doubled in the past 14 years thanks in part to a new initiative.

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