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Maree...
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Hi, I guess it really depends on how you are feeling too but babies thrive on routine. If you are happy to let him coo and then start the day at 6...

Answered: 29 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, It looks like it may be an issue of his bottle displacing meals? It is very common for toddlers to hold out for formula or milk and th...

Answered: 22 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi Danelle, Cows` milk isn`t suitable for babies as a drink for a number of reasons, such as: In some infants it can cause slight intestinal ble...

Answered: 22 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, Sounds like you have done a great job with breastfeeding, well done! I am assuming he has water during the day so is getting his fluid...

Answered: 22 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, Yes I have to say you have a pretty normal fussy eater and I would imagine there will be lots of other parents reading your question an...

Answered: 22 Apr 2009
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Glend...
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Hi, It sounds like feeds are very difficult and frustrating for you and I wonder if you have spoken with your child health nurse or doctor about y...

Answered: 22 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, If your baby is born premature it will not have developed all of its lining in its lungs so the breathing is what is most difficult for them a...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Women with small breasts can still feed very well. Try to express a small amount of colostrums in the coming weeks. Rub this onto your nipples...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi Nicole, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your question to Leanne, or see your Early Childhood...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Many medications are not recommended during pregnancy and breast feeding so it can be difficult to find anything that can treat your problem t...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Colostrum is present in your breasts from around 16 weeks. It can be more noticeable in some women than others. If you are leaking you may nee...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi Jo, Usually the changes in pregnancy make it difficult to get a proper sample for testing on a smear test so it is better to wait. The swabs ar...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi Bec, As you say there could be many possibilities, a single one or even combinations. If it has been a one off then possible that what ever t...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi Renee, When you start off you are working up to 2-3 meals and 3-5 BF`s/formula feeds by 7 months. Also at 7 months you are working up to more...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, Sounds to me that you are blessed with a great little eater. So baby is about the 85th percentile which is respectable and even more s...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, This is just as one mum to another, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that baby bottles and drink bottles last at the most 18 mo...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, That`s good that you don`t add any nasties to baby`s foods, yes sodium is hard work on little kidney`s that are still developing. High...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, It may be for what ever reason your bub needs a little more water per g of food for her kidneys and digestive system to cope. Keep off...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, Thank you for your lovely feed back, it can seem a bit of a void that you type away into, so I absolutely love getting feedback, especi...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, I do think we tend to be lead by science which will swing from one side to another but roughly within a narrow band instead of taking o...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, At this age solids arent recommended. Babies at such a young age need more time for their body systems to develop for example immune a...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Amber...
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Hi, Thanks for your question to Glenda. Reflux babies are all different and they progress at their own rate, but it may help for you to know that ...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Amber...
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Hi, Thank-you for your question to Glenda. Reflux babies are all different and they progress at their own rate. Sounds like you are doing a great ...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Glend...
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Hi Debbie, It sounds like your little guy is very uncomfortable still – and the choking episodes can be so scary!!! My little one also did t...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Glend...
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Hi, You don’t mention how old your child is, or what medication he is on, but I hope your son’s reflux is now under control. It can s...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Glend...
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Hi Lizzie, It sounds like you have been through a lot already, and particularly because at the age of 9 weeks you already have several diagnoses!!...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Glend...
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Hi Vivien, Yeouch, twins with reflux- I found it difficult with just one baby, so my heart goes out to you on that. I would recommend you talk to...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You don’t need to wait for a period in order to start the pill. Your period may not return for sometime, especially if you are breast fe...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Everything that you have described sounds very normal and to be expected late in pregnancy. The baby’s head is engaged which is what the...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, There are many changes that occur in your breasts during pregnancy and size is just one of them. Try not to worry too much. Talk to your healt...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009