[ARTICLE] The Instagram trend putting babies in danger- Essential Baby July 2017

If you’ve been scrolling through social media lately, you’re probably familiar with the following photo: A father, deep asleep, with his baby dozing on his chest.

When we see these kinds of posts, it’s easy to coo over how adorable these pictures are.

In fact, these fathers are often hailed as “super dads” for letting mum have a break while clearly exhausted themselves.

But when you really think about it, the problem becomes clear: Falling asleep with a baby on you is not a good idea

Unintentionally drifting off with a baby is known as “accidental co-sleeping” or “reactive co-sleeping,” says midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies.

And the issue doesn’t just relate to dads, but also sleep-deprived mums and carers.

Read more: http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/baby-sleep/the-instagram-trend-putting-babies-in-danger-20170725-gxi6m7#ixzz4oNtC8IDO

[ARTICLE] Instagram Trend Risking Babies Health- Marie Claire July 2017

It makes for a beautiful photo, but healthcare professionals are cautioning against falling asleep with a baby on your chest.

 A new report by Essential Baby details the popularity of the cuter-than-cute photo opp, along with its inherent risks.

“We seem to swoon at the bare-chested dad with the gorgeous newborn asleep on the chest like David Beckham, Robbie Williams,” midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies tells Essential Baby.


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[ARTICLE] Breastfeeding When You Have Inverted Nipples- Essential Baby 19th August 2017

Amanda says approximately 10-20 percent of women have inverted nipples, which she says is simply “a version of normal”.

While some women (and men) have two inverted nipples, many have one inverted one, and one normal one.

In Jade’s case, she says having short nipple length was a complicating factor, but that this doesn’t affect everyone with inverted nipples.

While she says some inverted nipples revert when pregnant, even if your nipples stay inverted through pregnancy and after delivery, Amanda reassures you should still be able to breastfeed.

“Babies latch onto the breast, not the nipple,” she says.

Read more: http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-when-you-have-inverted-nipples-20170717-gxd9d1#ixzz4nLE4rx00

[ARTICLE] ” Calls for Sleep Lessons to teach woman how to sleep in pregnancy”.Courier Mail 29th June 2017

Midwife and accredited sleep consultant Amanda Bude says eight out of 10 pregnant women have sleep problems and prenatal education is needed.

She advises mums to go to sleep on their sides during the first four to six hours when sleep is deepest and they are unlikely to shift positions.

If the woman wakes later and is on her back, there is no need for panic. The falling asleep position is what is important.

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