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A mom in Australia, who wishes to remain anonymous, is nevertheless making headlines after claiming she was denied free hospital food because she isn't nursing.


The mother of three recently says she was shocked when she accompanied her five-month-old son to the pediatric ward, where he was treated for a lung infection.

When the staff was made aware that she wasn't breastfeeding, they informed her she could have some toast, but beyond that, she'd have to pay for any food.

That, she says, is not the case for mothers who nurse.

"Because you're not breastfeeding, you won't get meals here," the mom, who says she had to leave her son alone to go get some food, was told.

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In February, Michigan mom Kelli Stapleton began blogging about the fear and challenge of raising a young teenage daughter with autism, diagnosed at age 2.

Seven months later, she's charged with trying to murder her.

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  • Kelli and Issy Stapleton

"I would also like to mention that we LOVE our disabled daughter very much," Kelli, 45, posted in the online journal she titled "The Status Woe."

"But you should know that living with her is beyond horrific."

"There are screaming tantrums, property destruction, hitting, biting, pulling hair and kicking. It's always loud and we're always tensed up to take a blow."

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Perhaps Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 are becoming obsolete? The birth rate among teenagers hit a record low in 2012, government research shows.

There is evidence that a trend of more effective means of birth control is a factor, according to the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC.

Watching Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans can't hurt, either.

The birth rate among young women ages 15 to 19 fell 6 percent last year, to 29.4 births per thousand, the lowest rate in the 73 years of data collection.

The decline was across all racial and ethnic groups.

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Schools in 19 states are weighing students and sending reports to their parents with their body mass index (BMI) and other measurements, reports say.

Kids have started calling the reports "fat letters."

Many families and health experts have started pushing back against the reports-slash-fat letters, arguing they could damage the children’s self-esteem.

Proponents say the practice is actually an effective progress report and a tool for establishing whether a student is healthy or unhealthy physically.

A person’s BMI is calculated by dividing their weight by the square of their height, then applied to their age and gender and measured against peers.

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Jessica Simpson knows a thing or two about being pregnant, and in a new interview, she weighed in on a couple of other famous new moms as well:

  1. Kim Kardashian, with whom she sympathizes
  2. Kate Middleton, who she's totes jealous of

It's hard for any new mom not to be a little envious of Kate Middleton, given her post-baby body and what she calls a beautiful, natural childbirth experience.

As for Kim Kardashian, Jess feels for you girl.

Long the subject of weight criticism, Simpson, like Kardashian, says she is simply a curvy woman who can't avoid putting on a lot of weight while with child.

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Kate Middleton's pregnancy certainly looked flawless, and apparently the actual experience of welcoming Prince George into the world wasn't far off.

In October's Vanity Fair, sources close to the Duchess of Cambridge reveal that her birth plan went exactly according to plan ... doesn't it figure?

Kate Middleton, Prince George Picture

"She spoke to some of her best girlfriends after the birth and described the birth as perfect," a source told Vanity Fair's longtime royal reporter Katie Nicholl.

"She said it was straightforward and there were no complications. She wanted a natural birth and she was so happy she was able to have one."

This on top of the fact that throughout her entire first pregnancy, Kate Middleton, 31, only looked pregnant from the front with a perfect baby bump.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards is dealing with a sad situation as one of her adult children was hospitalized against her will.

It's not clear which of her four kids experienced the meltdown.

Kim Richards, Children

Neighbors “called the police in July after Kim’s child was naked in the street, and talking gibberish." They were deemed to be a danger to others.

As such, he/she was "placed on involuntary psychiatric hold,” a family source said.

The patient was released after 72 hours and has been at home with Kim, and continues to get outpatient treatment from a mental health professional.

Nevertheless, the situation "has stunned Kim and rocked her family."

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We have an update on the confusing Lamar Odom situation.

With outlets offering conflicting coverage on the reality star's status - Is he in rehab or not - we can now confirm that both sides were right at various points this week.

Yes, Odom checked into a treatment facility on Wednesday morning. But he then checked out Thursday afternoon, according to a pair of People sources.

The 33-year-old has since been seen in Los Angeles.

It's unclear what Lamar's intentions now are, but TMZ has posted a story in which it details a summer of major drug use for the troubled NBA star.

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Jack Nicholson is reportedly retiring from acting due to memory loss, insiders claim, though he has made no official announcement confirming this.

The Oscar-winning actor, 76, has quietly stepped away from the movie business. Says an alleged Nicholson source: "Jack has - without fanfare - retired."

"There is a simple reason behind his decision - it’s memory loss," the source says.

"Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has short-term memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him. His memory isn’t what it used to be."

He is said to have recently turned down the role of an aging alcoholic father in the upcoming film Nebraska that went instead fo Bruce Dern, 77.

The actor has not appeared in a movie since 2010's How Do You Know.

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Kate Middleton's amazing post-pregnancy figure has people wondering: What's the Duchess' secret? Well now we know, or at least a tabloid claims we do.

The crowds couldn’t help but notice Kate Middleton’s slim post-baby body since she began stepping out in Anglesey, Wales, six weeks after giving birth.

How did she shed the 29 pounds she gained while pregnant?

And seemingly instantly, at that? As if she never were?

Rowing partner Emma Sayle says Kate Middleton owes a lot to her prenatal fitness levels: “Kate stayed super-fit by running and hitting the gym."

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