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Melissa Jane Cook


Barriers for women in the workplace

Women are often side-lined not just because they are women, but because of pregnancy, maternity leave and breastfeeding. This involves perceptions that women are...
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Gentle hands

Even the biggest baby is small for a grown man, so his fears about dropping or hurting his child may result in him leaving...
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Keeping your motor running

June is Men’s Health Month and the perfect time to have your annual wellness checks done, especially if having a baby is on your...
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How to swaddle your newborn baby

There is more to swaddling than just wrapping your newborn baby in a blanket. It mimics the womb, comforts and protects your baby from...
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Family holiday traditions

Festive holidays are often steeped in history and brim with tradition and ritual, but that’s not to say you can’t create a few of...
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Cocoon your baby in health

Cocoon vaccinations, known as whooping cough vaccinations, are an essential protection to prevent possible illness, and it is suggested that those close to the...
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12 benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby

The World Health Organisation promotes exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life. We explore some of the benefits of the...
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10 conception & pregnancy facts

Storytelling is part of the human experience but when it comes to your health, it’s best to focus on the facts.  Grandmothers, mothers, sisters,...