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Melanie Mahoney

Melanie is a staff writer for Essential Baby.

How the cold sore virus killed baby Eloise

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.

'I want mums to know they can study': photo of breastfeeding graduate goes viral

Jacci Sharkey with partner Chris and sons Ari and Alek on her graduation day.

Melanie Mahoney A photo showing a mum breastfeeding her baby on her graduation day has gone viral, drawing thousands of comments of support for the young mum.

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

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Melanie Mahoney “A baby’s first birthday is also mum’s first birthday.”

Baby formula recalled after lizard found in tin

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Melanie Mahoney A popular baby formula brand has recalled a batch of products after a Sydney mum reported finding a dead lizard inside a formula tin last week.

Parents face charges after baby's solo parasailing flight

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Melanie Mahoney A couple who sent their 11-month-old daughter on a solo parasailing flight are being investigated on child abuse charges.

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Video: Did this baby really say 'I love you'?

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Melanie Mahoney It's the video that's dividing audiences around the world: did this baby really say ‘I love you’?

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'Miracle baby' survives 11-storey fall from balcony

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Melanie Mahoney A toddler who survived an 11-storey fall has been dubbed "the miracle baby".

Dad takes newborn to soccer game on way home from hospital

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Melanie Mahoney It’s never too early to try to get your kids interested in sport – at least, that’s the thinking of one soccer-mad dad.

Arion and Peleh take out Bonds title

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Melanie Mahoney Like most mums, Louise Schmuelly always thought her babies were adorable. This week, the Bonds Baby Search judges agreed with her.

Video: Baby tries salt and vinegar chips for the first time

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Melanie Mahoney Kids can have some very funny reactions when trying new foods – and little Sadie’s first experience with salt and vinegar flavoured chips is pretty darn cute.

Man devastated by fiance's faked quintuplet pregnancy

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Melanie Mahoney A woman has duped her boyfriend, friends and well-meaning strangers into believing she was going to have quintuplets until arriving at hospital to supposedly give birth.

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Mum with 'insane' pumping skills breaks world record

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Melanie Mahoney She may have had a hard time breastfeeding her own four kids, but Amelia Boomker has helped feed thousands of other people’s babies.

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Video: Baby starts his day with a dance party

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Melanie Mahoney Few people start their day the same way this little guy does – dancing, smiling, and generally having an awesome time.

Colombia's fattest baby rescued by charity

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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.

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Woolworths worker to mum: 'You should be breastfeeding'

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Melanie Mahoney A mum of three was left upset and disappointed after a senior supermarket staff member told her that she shouldn't be giving her baby formula.

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Mum asked to leave Victoria's Secret store to breastfeed son in alley

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Melanie Mahoney For a company that makes billions of dollars a year selling bras, whose ads feature women dressed in nothing but sexy lingerie, you’d think that Victoria’s Secret stores would be...

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Video: Girl meets dad's identical twin for first time

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Melanie Mahoney An adorable video showing a baby meeting her father’s identical twin has quickly gone viral.

Rabbi sued after severing newborn's penis during circumcision

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Melanie Mahoney A rabbi is being sued for severing a newborn's penis during a botched circumcision ceremony.

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Tommee Tippee dummies recalled due to safety concerns

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Melanie Mahoney Jackel Pty Limited, the suppliers of Tommee Tippee products in Australia, has announced the voluntary recall of a range of its dummies.

IKEA recalls lamps after child's death

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Melanie Mahoney IKEA has recalled their popular range of SMILA wall mounted lamps following the death of a toddler who was strangled on the power cord.

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