Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to 'do the right thing,' their children will be doomed.
New research tries to suggest mothers' responses are pre-programmed, but there's a problem with the evidence.
It's not that difficult to support breastfeeding mums - but governments need to take charge.
Socioeconomic support is essential to help families resist the temptation of extremism.
Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.
Why is it all about mom? Fathers want to be more involved in their children's lives, but are limited by public policy and social institutions. This is a bad deal for dads, kids and moms alike.
A controversial policy could make women prove they were raped before they can get benefits is set to come into effect despite a wide coalition of opponents.
A new £5m scheme to help women back to work after having children is welcome, but it's a drop in the ocean.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Separating couples who use the family law system generally have a positive experience - but for a troubled minority, there is still much work to be done.
What are we really talking about when we criticize women who breastfeed in public?
Emotional competence can help children do better at school.
Mothering Sunday comes just once a year, but mum's help build the landscape of politics all year long.
Supporting new mothers to make weekly "time for themselves" in the first six months after giving birth may reduce the prevalence of postnatal depression.
Some countries make it easier than others for women to have a family and keep on working.
How successful a mother or career scientist one can become depends on how one's available time is divided between the two activities.