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    Folic acid

    The benefits of taking folic acid during pregnancy. In recent years the incidents of NTD’s (Neural Tube Defects) have dropped thanks to better public awareness of the condition, this has been helped due to screenings and recommendations on taking folic acid during pregnancy. The defects include Spina Bifida and Anencephaly, this is where the brain

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    could breastfeeding help with depression

    Breast is best?

    Health professionals and advertising campaigns have been drumming the Breast is Best message into new and expectant mothers for years.  But what if you can’t or don’t want to breastfeed – should you hang your head in shame or feel like you’re doing wrong by your baby?  Of course you shouldn’t. Breast is it best?

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    baby formula

    Baby formula

    The debate over baby formula versus natural feeding has raged since 1867, when Henri Nestle invented a nourishing and fortified powder for infants whose mothers were unable to breastfeed. The discussion is usually focused on the nutritional benefits and well-being aspect – breastfeeding protects your child from diseases and infections, it’s available wherever and whenever

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    babies diagnosed with autism at 2 months

    Living with Autism

    If you have a child with a diagnosis of autism, you’ve probably been bombarded with facts, opinions and medical jargon, but what about living with the condition on a day-to-day basis? Because the autitic spectrum is so wide, it affects every person in a different way, which means identifying the best coping strategies and management

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    Child immunisation

    Children’s vaccines for beginners

    Over the years there have been lots of debates about the effectiveness of children’s vaccines and their possible side effects. With a huge amount of conflicting data, it can be hard for parents to know exactly what to do for the best. Which order do the vaccinations need to be administered? In the first 15

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