LETITIA ROWLANDS For the first nine weeks of his life Elijah Cook had felt his mother's warmth and enjoyed her loving cuddles.
Lenny Bernstein and Rebecca Schatz A Canadian woman who had declined to have her children immunised against pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has changed her position now that all seven of her children have come down with the disease.
Josefa Pete My son’s quality of life was definitely consumed by his constant itch, red raw skin and a cycle of skin infections. Then I got a weird suggestion.
LETITIA ROWLANDS What if your newborn could arrive with blueprint of what their future might hold health-wise? Would you want to read it?
LETITIA ROWLANDS At just four months, Evan Summerfield was busy discovering the world, but tragically the little boy's life was cut short by fast moving and deadly meningococcal disease.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Caitlin Kellie-Jones spent the first 72 hours after her birth in a medically induced state of hypothermia.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A mother whose baby boy was born without her nose describes her son as her "miracle baby".
Chad Hayes We may not have a clue what colic is, but we do know that it goes away - no matter what you do.
Toni McCaffery It has been six years since whooping cough claimed the life of four-week-old Dana McCaffery. Her parents are angry that lessons learnt weren't enough to save other babies.
NICOLE COX Pregnant West Australian women will be offered free whooping cough vaccinations in the wake of the death of four-week-old Riley Hughes.
TONY MOORE Mia Wall was just 14 days old when she had open heart surgery to save her life.
Angie Leventis Lourgos Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.
Jen Shaw I decided to get my baby some Nurofen. Little did I know I was about to set off the most horror filled week of my life to date.
NICKY PHILLIPS At three months of age Kini almost died from a cold - but a new procedure has given him an amazing second chance at life.
Andrew Pollack Turning what was once conventional wisdom on its head, a new study suggests that many peanut allergies can be prevented by feeding young children food containing peanuts beginning in infancy.
As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?
Sarah Chalmers Strokes occur in about one in 4,000 newborns a year in Britain with life-changing consequences for the baby and the family.
CATHERINE RODIE While it may sound self-explanatory, there's more to 'skin to skin' than you may think.
Chad Hayes An open letter to parents who don't vaccinate their children, from Doctor Chad Hayes.
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Eamonn Warner Scientists appear to have discovered why women have evolved to have more curves than men – shapely thighs and bottoms lead to healthier babies.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.
Cate Broughton Ten-month-old Imogen is about to begin her fourth round of chemotherapy, but her family is determined to celebrate Christmas.
Marissa Calligeros and Beau Donelly A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.
Melanie Mahoney Sarah Pugh didn’t expect any issues when she welcomed baby Eloise into the world. She certainly didn't expect her to pass away just 25 days later, a victim of a common virus.
Lisa Knight Indigo weighs 25kg and can't support her own weight - and she is just 10 months old.
Circumcision can reduce the risk of contracting STDs, including HIV, and can help prevent cancer, a new report says.
Kristin-Lee Campbell I have spent nights beside their bed just listening to make sure my children’s breathing stays regular. I have prayed to God that I could take it all away.
ANNA PATTY The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.
Anonymous We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.
Steve Dorfman Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.
Josh Noel As long as pregnant women do their research, travelling during pregnancy can be done safely.
Athalie Bensemann I'm glad she wasn't my first child, or I would have thought that this was normal.
Elaine McAlister It took three months for doctors to learn that my son had reflux. It took another three years to fix it.
Laurie Garrett And Maxine Builder In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Baby Laelani Baker was diagnosed with cancer before she was even born. Her heartbreaking story is just one of the reasons the Build for a Cure project is raising money for vital research into childhood cancer.
DANIELLE COLLEY While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.
Kyrie O'Connor Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.
Anna Kumar My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term “brachial plexus birth injury” and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.
Gabe McGrath Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.
Jen Ng This video of little Lachlan hearing for the first time will be sure to make you smile.
KATE HAGAN A new vaccine is protecting newborns from rotavirus, a dangerous condition which kills about 500,000 children around the world each year.
Letitia Rowlands It is sometimes hard to tell whether a newborn baby has jaundice. Researchers are hoping their new app will make the process easier for parents and doctors.
Melanie Hearse There’s more to paediatric dentists than just a few party hats and flat screens playing cartoons or the latest computer game, as one mum learnt.
Hannah McLeod Jackie Evans and Jason Holden's daughter Imogen has overcome multiple problems in her first seven months of life.
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 .