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Dads are important

This Sunday is Father’s Day in Australia. Father’s day is a celebration to recognise the importance of paternal bonds. Father’s Day started in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane Washington, USA. Her father, William Jackson Smart, was a veteran of the Civil War, and a single parent who raised [...]

2012-08-31T11:01:13+00:00August 31st, 2012|Dad's Guide, Early Parenting|

Tell me more about Thrush and Breastfeeding

Thrush or candidiasis is an infection caused by naturally occurring yeast that lives in the mucus membranes of the gastro-intestinal tract, genito-urinary tract & the skin. Thrush infections of the nipple and/or breast can be extremely painful and common causes include: nipple trauma from poor attachment antibiotic therapy in the [...]

2012-08-02T07:00:20+00:00August 2nd, 2012|Breastfeeding, Early Parenting, Maternity|

Happy Feet – Research into baby footprints

St Vincent’s Private is currently taking part in a research project being run by University of Melbourne and RMIT University called ‘Happy Feet'. The research is working on developing novel footprint recognition technology to support vaccine delivery in the developing world. It is currently difficult to obtain accurate information about [...]

2019-02-20T22:39:43+00:00June 15th, 2012|Early Parenting, Hospital News|


The swaddling of infants is a global practice and there are many different methods and techniques that parents around the world use. Research on the whole suggests that swaddling helps babies to settle and sleep better. 1,2,3,4,5. Swaddling is encouraged by midwives for your new baby, it helps lengthen the [...]

2019-02-20T22:42:05+00:00June 14th, 2012|Early Parenting, Maternity|

Rooming in with your baby

Once you have delivered your baby there are many benefits to keeping him/her with you as much as possible. Rooming in with your baby is thought to improve your breast feeding success and general parenting skills. Having your baby with you more will help you to get to know your [...]

2012-05-25T13:22:35+00:00May 25th, 2012|Early Parenting, Maternity Care Centre|