Parents of sick and premature babies should get more leave – PM

Image copyright Getty Images It is “not fair and not right” that some parents have to return to work before their newborn leaves hospital, Theresa May has said as she launched a consultation on parental leave. Under government plans, new parents in Britain would get one week of state-funded leave and pay for every week…

Babies ‘don’t need tongue-tie surgery to feed’

Image copyright Getty Images Babies with tongue-ties rarely need surgery to help them feed, a US study suggests. It found two-thirds of babies referred for the procedure did not need it and were able to feed with other support. Tongue-tie occurs when the strip of skin connecting the tongue and the floor of the mouth…

Baby joy for couple who lost 13 babies to miscarriages

Image copyright Laura Worsley Image caption Ivy Worsley is now a healthy nine-month old girl A woman who suffered 13 miscarriages gave birth to a girl after pioneering work by a fertility expert. Eleven of Laura Worsley’s pregnancies ended in the first trimester but she also lost two boys at 17 and 20 weeks. Professor…