Donna Webeck Although doctors and midwives reassured her everything was fine, Naomi felt that something wasn't quite right with her newborn daughter. Thankfully, she followed her instincts - and discovered that her one-week-old had meningitis.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The early weeks of a premature baby's life can be stressful, but research shows singing to your newborn can help help both baby and mum.
Letitia Rowlands This heartwarming video shows tiny Walker Pruett, born at just 26 weeks, making his mum and dad proud by growing stronger every day.
Harriet Alexander A pioneering medical procedure is making treatment of babies suffering from birth disorder oesophageal atresia less traumatic.
Harriet Alexander Doctors have performed a pioneering medical procedure on two babies suffering from a rare birth disorder .
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.
Learn how to treat a cold in young babies and children.
LISA VISENTIN A Sydney mother who claims to have found a dead and rotting lizard inside a tin of baby formula is calling for a nationwide recall.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Evelyn Walter underwent life-saving surgery just five days after she was born, but thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and the care of expert medical staff she's now a healthy toddler.
Karen Kaplan Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.
AMY CORDEROY A six-month-old girl has suffered from life-threatening seizures after her mother fed her cordial because she could not afford to buy her infant formula.
Beau Donelly Hundreds of newborns have been infected with a potentially dangerous virus that is similar to hand, foot and mouth disease.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Being told that your baby has neuroblastoma cancer is beyond devastating, but the support of family and friends is helping this family through their despair.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A vaccine against the deadly B-strain of meningococcal disease is available in Australia, but it's not part of the childhood National Immunisation Program and is too costly for many families to access.
Staff writers Woolworths is recalling Baby Macro Organic Tomato Chicken with Pasta Puree 120g purchased at any Woolworths, Safeway or Thomas Dux supermarket with a best before date of 07/Aug/14.
Amanda McDonough When our son was born he rarely stopped crying and refused to breastfeed. Finally, as a toddler, he was diagnosed with reflux.
LUCY CARROLL Circumcision rates for newborn boys in NSW have jumped by more than 30 per cent in the past two decades - but experts are divided as to whether the practice should once again be routinely offered.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The Federal Government is investigating the possible sale of the nation's largest provider of audiological services, but parents of deaf and hearing impaired children fear children will suffer if the plans go ahead.
Julie Deardorff In an effort to protect newborns from whooping cough, and to increase adult immunisation rates, some doctors are promoting the concept of "cocooning" or vaccinating anyone who comes into contact with the infant.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A new baby day spa in the US offers infants a soothing float and a relaxing massage, all for the price of AU$70.
Letitia Rowlands In sad news, cojoined twins Faith and Hope have passed away at just three weeks of age.
There is no link whatsoever between vaccinations and autism spectrum disorder, says an Australian professor who has reviewed 10 international studies involving more than one million children.
Alexandra Back Twin girls with a very rare medical condition called diprosopus have been born to a Sydney mother.
Anna Rose At just 10 weeks, Alexi Louise has been though more than most people fit into a lifetime. But the prognosis is good for this little fighter.
Catherine Saint Louis A new study has found that the use of infant helmets - a common remedy for flat skulls in babies - in most cases produces no more improvement than doing nothing at all.
Andrea O'Neil A mother has told a New Zealand Coroner's Court that she was made to feel like an over-anxious nuisance at her GP clinic, three months before her baby died in her arms in hospital.
Michele Munz When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia 33 years ago, she could only find a few paragraphs about it. Now a new generation has hope for treatment.
Susan Schrock Simon Alexander Garcia lived only one brief hour. But somewhere, a little girl’s heart is beating today because of him.
LETITIA ROWLANDS An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
LUCY CARROLL A study has found that the bacteria that causes whooping cough has mutated, making it more important than ever before that babies are immunised to help prevent exposure from those whose vaccines have worn off.
Jennifer Raff The people who claim to be acting in the best interests of your children are putting their health and even lives at risk by rejecting immunisations.
LOUISE HALL A Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a court battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation.
The World Health Organization has officially certified India and 10 other Asian countries free of polio, a milestone lauded as a ‘‘momentous victory’’ over an ancient scourge.
Melanie Mahoney A charity group has come to the aid of Colombia’s fattest baby, an eight-month-old boy who weighs a shocking 19.7kg.
Bianca Hall Parents and public health experts hold fears about a new plan that will see the closure of an independent panel that monitored how infant formula is marketed to new parents.
Melody McCabe A mum in the US is furious that Facebook banned photos of her son, because he had a severe birth defect.
LARISSA NICHOLSON A mother who lectures at the University of Canberra has won a major international award that could one day help save children around the world.
LETITIA ROWLANDS New vision technology is helping treat sick babies and children with greater speed and care than was possible before.
A second child with HIV who was treated immediately after being born has no signs of the virus more than nine months later, bolstering evidence the approach may offer a potential cure for infected infants.
Peter Gardiner Ellie Topliff's radiant smile lights up the world of her parents - but they know that all too soon, one of the rarest of diseases in the world will take their daughter from them.
Sarah-Jane O'Connor Extensive vaccinations could have saved a baby dying from whooping cough, a coroner has stated.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Premature baby Rohan Rhodes died after a nurse turned off his ventilator without permission. His grieving parents are demanding answers.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Women in crisis often struggle to provide for their babies basic needs, so this group of mums is doing their bit to help out.
JULIA MEDEW Leading experts are calling for a radical overhaul of regulations for chemicals to protect children from every-day toxins that may be causing a global ''silent epidemic'' of brain development disorders such as autism, dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Letitia Rowlands They might be little, but premature babies can benefit from a chat with mum and dad, researchers say.
Colleen Fisher, Katie Attwell, Michael J. Wise A groundbreaking campaign aims to change the conversation about vaccination in areas that are known to house clusters of vaccine refusers, encouraging ethical decision-making processes in critically thinking parents.
Kathy Sundstrom After more than two months in hospital, meningococcal survivor Finn Smith is coming home.
Rashida Tayabali Although one often hears of hernias in adults, it’s also common in babies. Here are the symptoms, treatment, and risks of different types of hernia.
Staff writers As Australia struggles with consecutive days of high temperatures, health authorities are urging people to stay indoors and to stay hydrated. Here are a few ways to keep your family cool.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE Get ready for illness. That is the advice to families starting their infants in childcare over the next few weeks.