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6-9 months

Being a new dad: sex after pregnancy

Sex after pregnancy: Resuming your sex life after birth may take time. This article discusses when you can have sex after birth and the impact of breastfeeding on sex.

Being a new dad: juggling life as a new parent

Becoming a parent involves shifts in your lifestyle. This article offers information for new dads on fathers' rights at work, stress after childbirth and relationships.

Being a new dad: family finances

Family finances are an important consideration after your child is born. Read about costs related to having a baby including childcare, and about parental benefits and savings.

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Cold weather tips for the winter

In the winter months when the temperature drops your baby needs to be kept warm, especially when outdoors. Here are some tips for keeping them warm in the cold weather.

Ben and Hannah

Shared Parental Leave: a dad's view

Ben, 31, has an 11-month-old daughter Hannah with his partner Catherine. He works as a social media manager at the BBC and is about to return to work after taking shared parental leave for three months.

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My baby is not gaining weight

Baby weight gain concerns: here we look at what to do if you’re breastfeeding and your baby is not gaining weight or is only gaining weight slowly.

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Dealing with mastitis: symptoms and treatment

Here we discuss the signs and causes of mastitis, symptoms you may experience, forms of mastitis treatment and the impact the condition can have on breastfeeding.

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Your emotions after giving birth

Giving birth and having a child are profound emotional experiences. This article outlines some of the emotions you may encounter after having a baby.

Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression (PND) affects many new mums. If you are wondering if you have postnatal depression; read about the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment for PND here.

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Breastfeeding: my baby's feeding patterns have changed

What can you do if your newborn baby’s feeding patterns suddenly change? Information on what it might mean if your baby is feeding more or less or refusing the breast.

How to prepare baby formula

How to prepare baby formula

Here we provide tips and information on how to make up a baby's bottle using formula milk including how to mix baby formula.

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Breastfeeding: oversupply of breast milk

This article discusses ‘oversupply’ of breast milk and how to reduce your breast milk supply. You have options including donating to a milk bank and milk sharing.