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Teaching breastfeeding skills DVD

Teaching breastfeeding skills DVD A clear and easy-to-follow DVD on teaching breastfeeding skills developed by the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative in partnership with the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) of Northern Ireland is still available for 40 [pounds sterling]. ‘Teaching breastfeeding skills’ helps healthcare professionals to give mothers effective guidance on positioning and attachment. To […]

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Topical lavender or tea tree oil can cause enlarged breasts in boys

Topical lavender or tea tree oil can cause enlarged breasts in boys D. Henley Repeated topical exposure to lavender and tea tree oils may result in prepubertal gynaecomastia (enlarged breasts) in young boys, endocrinologists have concluded. The doctors, from Colorado, USA, came to this conclusion after investigating possible causes of gynaecomastia in three boys aged […]