Feed Play Love

Feed Play Love

From nurturing newborns to taming toddlers, we unravel the art and science of parenting with real-life stories and expert advice. The hilarious to the humbling and all the nitty gritty in between. Produced and presenter by mum of two and journalist, Shevonne Hunt.

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May 11, 2021 13 min
Jody Allen founded her business Stay at Home Mum after being made redundant nine years ago. Now she wants to help other parents learn how to make their business ideas become a reality. Her book Earn at home mum gives mums all the tools to make their dream a reality. Jody talks about starting with nothing, and why we should all just give it a go.
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Protein is an important part of a baby's diet, but new research from Deakin’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition has linked too much protein with obesity later in the child's life. Dr Jazzmin Zheng from the institute explains why parents should think about swapping chops for beans.
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With the help of modern science and medicine 27,000 babies are born premature in Australia. A premature birth is considered a live birth under 37 weeks of gestation. While this is a small miracle that allows parents to raise their early babies, it can have implications for those babies later in life. Kylie Pussell is the CEO and co-founder of Miracle Babies Foundation. The foundation has just launched an information hub for parents...
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The following episode is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand.
It's amazing how fascinating poo can be once you have your own baby. Robin Barker, writer and author of Baby Love takes us through what to expect from our baby's poo.
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When you're raising babies and small humans you start to understand it's the little things that count. Like day naps, and the hours between awake times through the night or whether a dummy will help or hinder your baby get more sleep. When the little things start adding up it might be time to speak to an expert. That's where Helpline is here to guide you through to a better, calmer and hopefully more sleep-filled night....
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May 4, 2021 13 min
Go surfing through websites that focus on mums and it won't take long until you come across the expression "adrenal fatigue". It's a condition that apparently occurs when women are stressed and tired. Sound familiar? It could be any mum on the planet. But dig a little further and it's clear that the medical profession is sceptical about the existence of adrenal fatigue. Dr Rosie Worsley is an endochronologist wh...
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Most parents today know that smacking your kids is not a good idea, and now new research out of Harvard University in the United States has shown that it actually changes your child's brain. Dr Vanessa Lapointe is a psychologist and author of Discipline Without Damage. Vanessa explains the impact smacking can have on your child's behaviour and better ways to discipline your child.
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Previous generations have been labelled Builders, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Millenials or Gen Z. Now, according to social researcher Mark McCrindle, we are raising Generation Alpha. While many hate the labels and traits assigned to different age groups, defining what impacts a large section of a population can help explain how they behave. As parents that can help us understand how to better support our kids' growth, learning...
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The following episode is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Desiree Spierings is a sex therapist and relationship counsellor from Sexual Health Australia. In this episode from the archive she talks about how you can regain intimacy in your relationship when sleep is your highest priority in life.
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Parenting can be the ultimate multi-skilling experience. Just when you think you've got one skill down pat (eg: feeding) it's time to learn another skill (eg weaning). It's a very hands-on learning experience but sometimes it helps to get a little guidance along the way. Leonie Clements is a Mothercraft nurse and an expert with Babyology's Parent School. Today on the show she helps parents with:
  • A weaning plan for a ...
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    April 27, 2021 8 min
    Eczema can be an irritating skin condition that makes small children miserable. GP Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko explains what Eczema is and what to do about it if your child has it.
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    Perineal tears during vaginal deliveries are common, and many heal well without problem. But five percent of women having their first vaginal birth will suffer from a third or fourth degree perineal tear. These kinds of tears in Australia can go undetected, leaving women to suffer in silence. Now there's a new standard of care, with the release of the first national Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care StandardO...
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    Just how much did you want to become a parent? How long would you keep trying, how many paths would you pursue in order to have your own family? Kaisey Hayes is a pharmacist and mum of two whose journey to motherhood took her down more paths than most parents consider. It includes IVF, embryo donation, surrogacy and adoption. Kasey tells her story on this episode of Feed Play Love. Kaisey is also a volunteer at Adopt Change.
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    The following episode is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand.
    This episode from the archive is the second of a four-part series exploring the autism spectrum through lived experience and the professionals who support families. In this final episode, mum Amy Nosworthy talks about how early diagnosis has made the world of difference for her daughter Riley.
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    When you've been up all night trying to get a baby to sleep remembering where you left your keys is challenging, let alone working out how to solve the problem! That's where Helpline steps in to help. Every week a mothercraft expert is here to answer your questions - and they've had their sleep so they are bright eyed and ready to help with whatever challenge you're facing! This week Babyology Parent School expert a...
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    Alyce Alexandra wants to let you in on a secret: slow-cookers are the best invention ever. They help you to cook yummy meals with a minimal amount of preparation. Just chuck your ingredients in the slow-cooker and by the time you get home from a day out dinner is served! Alyce has put everything you need to know about slow-cooking in her book Modern Slow Cooker. In this interview Alyce gives away a few of her tips and her favourite...
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    It's a difficult topic to talk about but something Red Nose Australia is determined we all know about: Stillbirth rates in Australia haven't changed in the last twenty years. Currently that rate is six stillborn babies every day. Chances are you know someone who has experienced this terrible loss. Jackie Mead, co-CEO of Red Nose Australia, talks through the very simple steps every pregnant woman can take to reduce the curre...
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    Chrissie Swan describe the words in Days Like These as "a knowing hug of reassurance". Which is exactly how author Pip Lincolne wants you to feel. Having already published the best selling book When Life is Not Peachy Pip has turned her attention to mums. And what she wants you to know is this: it's time to put yourself first.Note: Pip Lincolne is a former writer for Babyology.
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    The following episode is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand.This episode from the archive is the final of a four-part series exploring the autism spectrum through lived experience and the professionals who support families. In this episode, service provider with Aspect Australia Sarah Crooke talks about where you go after diagnosis of autism.
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    Helpline is having a short break over Easter. In the mean time we’ve dug out some of our favourite episodes. In this Helpline Mothercraft Nurse Chris Minogue tackles:
  • Three-month-old sleeping patterns
  • Day sleeps for a seven-month-old
  • A three-month-old losing their appetite
  • How to drop breastfeeds for a 14-month-old
  • A three-and-a-half-year-old struggling with jet lag
  • A two-year-old who has changed his sleep patterns (for the worse!)
  • An eig...
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