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Telegraph: Children's Health News and Advice

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The dance of time

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:20:44 GMT

Telegraph View: It seems that self-consciousness begins at four. Dads lose it in their middle-age at Christmas parties.






How a leukaemia-sufferer created a life-affirming blog

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:00:58 GMT

When Florence Kleiner's cancer was diagnosed in August, she began taking a selfie each day and writing a blog about her fight against the disease. Maxine Frith reports on how this courageous teenager last week passed away, while, below, we publish extracts from her online diary






'Baby with no name' judge defends the biased system

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:02:37 GMT

There has been a huge increase in the number of children being removed from their parents on grounds of 'emotional abuse', reports Christopher Booker.






An epidemic to chill the heart of young and old this Christmas

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:05:27 GMT

What can be done about the estimated 10 per cent of the population who will be spending Christmas Day alone?






'State guardians' instead of parents informed about under age sex

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:35:20 GMT

The Scottish Government issues guidance to schools stating teachers should tell the SNP's planned network of 'named persons' instead of parents about concerns they have about children's welfare.






What is Britain's problem with breastfeeding?

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:00:16 GMT

New research underlines just how beneficial the practice is, but in some areas only 20 per cent of mothers are doing it, says Anjana Ahuja






Breastfeeding: Where, When and How? 11 myths busted

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:52:55 GMT

As a new study suggests breastfeeding can cut cancer by up to one fifth, Radhika Sanghani speaks to the experts to separate breastfeeding fact from fiction






What to say when your children ask for a tattoo

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:20:10 GMT

How can someone like Angelina Jolie - who has more than a dozen tattoos herself - deny her children having one done? Here's how...






Head of Girl Guides Julie Bentley: 'We need to teach children about porn'

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 07:00:09 GMT

Discussing internet pornography and abuse with children helps protect them, says leader of Girl Guides






Nigel Farage should think twice before taking on the lactating women of Britain

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 06:15:11 GMT

If the Ukip leader had any manners, he wouldn't seek to embarrass new mothers, writes Jemima Lewis






Breastfeeding: Where, When and How? 11 myths busted

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:24:33 GMT

As a new study recommends mothers breastfeed for up to 18 months (and Nigel Farage says mums should 'sit in the corner' with hungry babies), Radhika Sanghani speaks to the experts to separate breastfeeding fact from fiction






Awkward questions that children ask at Christmas - and how to respond

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:53:37 GMT

We asked a parenting expert for the best answer to 'Does Santa Claus really exist?' and other Christmas questions






If your kids have a body image problem it's probably your fault

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:25:23 GMT

If you keep telling children they are all fat of course they will have body image issues, says Brendan O'Neill






Warning over rising child obesity

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:00:49 GMT

New figures show one in 10 children are obese by the age of five, while more than a third are overweight or obese by the end of primary school






'I burst into tears of joy - it is a blessing'

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:05:55 GMT

News that a Swedish woman born without a womb has given birth is a huge boost for Britons hoping for the same result, reports Victoria Lambert






Mother forced to cover up with large napkin while breastfeeding at Claridge's

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:36:57 GMT

Lou Burns criticises hotel's 'Victorian' policy after staff told her to cover herself with 'ridiculous shroud' while breastfeeding her 12-week-old daughter






Baby 'suffocates' in sleep in parents' bed in Bradford

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:29:26 GMT

Noah Pearson dies from Sudden Infant Death syndrome after being deprived of oxygen in bed with parents following their first night out in a year in Bradford, West Yorkshire






How to be a mother in your 40s

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 07:05:20 GMT

As BBC newsreader Kate Silverton reveals that becoming a parent again at 43 is a rewarding but constant challenge, five women explain how they have coped with 'mid-life motherhood'






Why you shouldn't feed your baby junk food

Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:00:32 GMT

Nutritionist advises against feeding children under 12 months junk food as The Telegraph reveals NHS guidance recommends feeding some babies chocolate and crisps






Feed your babies Quavers and Crunchies, NHS tells mothers

Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:00:14 GMT

Dieticians are telling parents to feed their children junk food, including crisps and chocolate