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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Babies

All time
12 of the quickest reactions to the royal baby announcement
Royal baby 3: RESURRECTION.
# happy mammaries
12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories
“In the throes of passion I suddenly realised I was spraying my boyfriend with a leaking left breast.”
# Drug Addiction
92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.
# like rabbits
By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies
Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU.
# Mix-up
An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years
Doris Gruenwald only found out after she took a DNA test.
# Infant Deaths
HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect
Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.
# babycam
New wireless cameras to revolutionise care of premature babies
The skin sensors currently used to monitor vital signs in babies born prematurely generate false alarms in up to 90% of cases.
# you're next
Writing "suits you" under pictures of people holding babies should be outlawed
Social media crimes 101.
# tuam babies
Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them'
Minister Zappone has agreed to a small scoping exercise to assess if the mother and baby home investigation can be expanded.
# prenatal gender tests
Indian police find 19 female foetuses dumped in sewer
Women in India can face pressure to produce male children, who are seen as breadwinners.
# tuam babies
She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam
“So many things get covered up these days, I am just so thankful that this has come out”.
# premature babies
Ireland's breast milk bank is running very low on supply
There’s only two weeks of supply left at the island’s only milk bank.
# Tragic
Canadian woman found guilty of hiding six babies she gave birth to in storage locker
Authorities are unable to determine the causes of the deaths.
# Pregnancy
'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour
“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”
# Babies
Aoife and Saoirse, Finn and Noah - Ireland's ten most popular baby names
Girls’ names like Eabha and Shauna were not so popular while Feidhlim and Erik were on the bottom of the list of boys’ names.
# welcome
Say hello to the first babies born in Ireland in 2017
Twin boys were born in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin at one second past midnight.
# fertilisation error
Dutch IVF clinic says 26 women may have been fertilised with the wrong sperm
The clinic said there’s a chance the egg cells may have been fertilised by sperm other than that of the intended father.
# christmas gift
Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day
Little Sean Kelly-Murray was the first to arrive.
# Babies
Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas
The Child and Family Agency has a statutory duty to children who are not receiving adequate care and protection.
# Fertility
The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year
The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.
# Let's Get Digital
Going digital: Rollout begins for e-health records from babies' birth
The new system is the first national electronic patient chart for maternity anywhere in the world.
# making history
Quads, triplets and twins born in quick succession at Limerick maternity hospital
The first set of quadruplets born in Limerick in 50 years arrived in October.
# Babies
Relax, ignore the mess and accept help - Top tips for new parents
Put down Gina Ford, go with your gut and you’ll get through it.
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Babies should sleep in same room as parents to reduce risk of death - doctors
Close to 3,500 infants die each year in the United States from sleep-related deaths.
# get a room
This little baby starts bawling any time her parents shift in front of her
# Parenting
31 questions everyone plagues you with when you've had a baby
# Sponsored By HSE
6 big questions about breastfeeding, answered by an expert
We speak to a breastfeeding expert from the HSE.
# death at sea
Premature twins recovering after being rescued from rubber dingy: 'They were so small and so cold'
“I was expecting normal newborns but they were much smaller…I was very surprised when I saw them.”
# get s**t done
People are loving this Mam's post about 'getting s**t done' with twin babies
Ready to feel lazy?
# Mediterranean
Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea
Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.
Is it safe to raise your child on a vegan diet?
Consultant dietitian Sarah Keogh argues children can be raised vegan, but it requires a lot of hard work from the parents.
# Baghdad
At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq
Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.
This Mam wrote a hilariously honest ad to sell a baby cradle she bought on a whim
“We really need to sell this lovely bassinet that I bought in a whimsical moment in early pregnancy…”
# Infanticide
German mother admits killing babies, but says she can't remember how many
“It could have been two, three or four”.
# mam nappy
This Mam showed a gas photo to show what the aftermath of birth is REALLY like
Shout out to giant nappies.
# have a nice flight
These parents handed out sweets to plane passengers to apologise for their crying babies
# Vaccination
One year after stocks ran out, Ireland's BCG vaccine delivery is still delayed
The HSE said there are issues with the supplier that are affecting most European countries.
# sponsored by Water Wipes
Have a newborn baby? This study shows how best to soothe them
New studies have shown the most effective ways to calm and soothe your baby.
# daddy day care
This Dad's baby clothes fail is delighting everyone on Facebook
Missing something?
# paint the gaff red
These toddlers completely destroyed their bedroom after being left alone for just 7 minutes
“Have kids, they say! It’ll be fun, they say!”