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.
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.
Q: I'VE just found out I'm pregnant – is eating nuts one of the things that could help my baby's development? A: Florence Gignac, a researcher at ISGlobal, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, recently led a study into the effects a mother's nut consumption can have on her baby.
ARMAGH Observatory and Planetarium will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a summer-long series of events this summer, from moon-themed Minecraft to an augmented reality space park.