Australia is failing new parents with conflicting advice — it’s urgent we get it right


Every year, hundreds of thousands of Australians embark on a disorienting, life changing journey. They have a baby.

What happens after a woman gives birth should be a matter of serious public interest. Screaming babies, breast pain, baby weight-gain worries, breastfeeding issues, wind, colic, reflux, allergies, tongue tie, sleep deprivation, and parental anxiety and depression. These are common concerns at the beginning of the life of every Australian citizen.

In reflecting on these, we’re actually considering the developmental origins of