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Anne Hailes: Breastival festival highlights why mother's milk is still the best for baby

Anne Hailes
FOR as long as time, mothers have breastfed their babies – so why is it necessary to hold a festival to promote the idea of this natural way of nourishing the newly born? Sadly, there is a cultural issue, especially here in Northern Ireland; we have the lowest figures for breast feeding in the world with only four-in-10 mothers choosing or able to feed their babies.

How to keep kids entertained and active this summer

Lisa Salmon
DESPITE most children longing for time off school, the long summer holidays all too often lead rapidly to cries of: "I'm bored!" Sound familiar? As a mum-of-two, Team GB Olympic athlete Jo Pavey knows this scenario first-hand.