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sweaty hands and feet

Hi there, My bubba is 8 weeks old and has terribly cold but sweaty feet. Her hands are the same...

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poppibear

Measles,has anyone had a newborn that has caught it?

Hi, I have a 6 week old daughter.The other day she was being nursed by a family friend.The follow...

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Hi, My daughter got measles when she was quite young, not as young as your daughter though. It took 3 trips to doctors for them to ...

tarnz1990

My baby has the flu!

My wee boy has the flu and isnt feeding properly because of it. Please give ideas on how to get h...

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My little boy has a cold as well and at the moment I just make sure he is upright abit so he can breath and I got some drops that yo...

MummyFlea

Chiropractic Help

Hi all!! My little man is suffering what appears to be reflux, although I am yet to have that co...

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Hi there. Not sure if you have found a chiro yet, but we go to Ross Gilmore at Manning Road Chiropractic or he has an office in the ...

AllMyChildren

what colour stools is normal for bottlefeed?

My lil one is 7wks and for the last wk or so he's stools have been grey with yellow. He's not con...

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baby poo can be just about any colour under the sun!! breastfed babies tend to be a yellow mustardy colour and bottle fed a more cla...

ElyseHunt

how much weight did your baby gain?

bubs got weighed at 10 days and he had gained 50g...his orignal birth weight was 3800g, now 3850 ...

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Hey my boy was born at 4.35kgs, day 3 he was down to 3.90kgs, then at 12 days he had gained a hugeeee 740grams and was 4.73kg then a...

my princess jaida

BPA free bottles

Hi all, sorry dont know if this the correct section to put the question too... I am due for my ...

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I just thought i'd let people know not to use glass for bm. The aba would have more info, but I know I was told that.

waz94

Plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome

Hi, my 8 week old boy has recently been diagnosed with a mild case of plagiocephaly. The right ha...

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Hey there, My little man had a flat side on his head which caused his front fontenelle to close early- the child health nurse was as...

Denise75

Nappy Rash

I am a first time mum and my DD is now four months old. I think she has nappy rash. It doesn't ...

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Hey there, my baby is nearly 6 months old and got a rash a couple of days ago. To clear it up i stopped using baby wipes because i ...

Scoot Scoot

ECZEMA

My 6wk old DD has it and it looks terrible poor little thing. Are there any ladies out there wit...

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my bub has had it since he was 2 weeks old , best thing i found is lucas papaw ointment. nothing has done a better job and ive tried...

jordysmumma

Strangulated Hernia

My boy was 2 weeks old when he cried for hours on end, wouldn't feed and nothing settle him. Afte...

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My son is 6 weeks and he has a hernia in the exact same side and area that is mentioned above. He has had it for 3 weeks and it will...

Jazzed

Reflux medication questions

hi , just wandering if anyone with a reflux bub has had any adverse reactions to medications. my ...

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i hope you went well with the dr. i have 8week old son with reflux, im finding it very demanding. i cant lay him on his back anywhe...

bellie202

Help colic or reflux???

Hi My baby girl is 12 weeks 3 days old, she has had really bad what I think is Colic from 3 weeks...

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Hi Siena - I agree with PP - sounds like silent reflux. My DD had a similiar problem-was on S26gold constipated, then I've tried ano...

Emskie31

constipated baby??

Hey everyone! My bub is now 2 and a half weeks old, she is mostly formula fed and since giving he...

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Hi Emskie, Formula fed babies are more prone to constipation so my MCHN recommended adding 10mls extra water in each bottle to help...

cammo17

mrsa (golden staff)

my baby is 12weeks old - has been in hosp since birth with breathing issues she has just contrac...

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Like wigglemums says, MRSA is very common. Almost everybody carries it without even knowing it. The unfortunate thing is that the me...

vickso

Brauer Colic Relief

We started our 5 week old son on this a few days ago and it is helping him a lot. We gave him the...

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Hi there, My baby was only 9 days old and i was beside myself because he was so unsettled, when the CHN told me he probably had co...

newmum04

polyhydramnios - too much amniotic fluid

Hi, I posted this in pregnancy also, but thought I'd try for a response here also in case anyone...

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hey there.. i had 30 units at twenty weeks with my first child..so i looked like i was full term from about 22 weeks, and at one poi...

narellechiara

Vaporizers and newborns..any advice??

Does anyone know if I can use my vaporizer for my 4 wk old? He has a blocked/runny nose and it is...

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They are fine to use, DD2 was only five weeks when she got her first cold and we got it out straight away. Dr's recommend using one...

meaghanemily

Gripe Water when to give???

DD has been havin a lot of wind pain so my DP picked up some gripe water, only he didnt chat with...

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Hi I agree with melissaem, I have my daughter on infacol and it works well. We tried gripe water at the beginning, but have been t...

i love my bubba!

fast weight gain? am i overfeeding?

I got my 5 week old daughter weighed yesterday, and she has gone from 9lb 9oz to 10lb 8oz in one ...

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Hi You are differently not a bad mother. My DD is my first child and was born three weeks early weighing 5lb 15oz. I wasn't able t...

K-ler

how to protect ur newborn from the flu!!! help

I AM SO STRESSTING OUT about this im at term now just waiting to give birth but am becoming incre...

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A few ideas: 1. Breastfeed your baby. Your breastmilk contains squillions of antibodies to boost that little immune system. Plus...

happyjoyjoy

Geen poop and too much fore milk

Charlie has had his first high temp due to a cold he is 6 weeks old. He has been feeding less but...

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Its normal for breastfed babies to have yellow poos, green would indicate either - 1.(what you have said) baby isnt getting enough h...

i love my bubba!

My 2 week old has pimples...

Hi, just wondering if this is normal. since supplimenting my 2 week old daughter with formula (S...

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Yeah my girls 4weeks and recently got them and I thought it was my fault i.e change of diet, change of washing powder lol but reliev...

Cindy B

Blistery pimples - spreading

Hi, I have a 6 week old baby who has had the typical little pimple rashes come and go since she w...

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Yeah Ive been experiencing the same thing, my babys only 4weeks and the past few days Ive noticed these tiny pimples around her chin...

NikkiPilcher

Dilated kidney

We have had a couple of scan now confirming that our unborn baby has a dilated kidney. The dr me...

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my ds(now 2yrs) was diagnosed at at 39week ultrasound with bilateral hydronephrosis... his ureters and kidneys were dilated... he h...

N_S_R

Newborns and the snow!!!

Hey im due in late June and my partner has recently found a new hobby... Snowboarding ! He wants ...

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Hi my son is 2.5 this year and this will be his third trip to the snow. As long as they are warm they will be ok, just like us. Fi...

JZ44AA

flickering?

i have a 7week old girl who iv noticed over the past few weeks and its proberly happened 5 times ...

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A-ok

Heart Murmur

I have an 11 week old baby. She is oidng fine, but she does have a heart murmur which is being tr...

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one of my twins had a PDA which is the hole in the heart.. and it wouldnt close with meds.. so when he was 5weeks old or 34weeks cor...

Cindy B

Immunisations/incubating cold

Hi Ladies, I have a nearly 6 week old baby. In our area there is a fairly high incidence of whoop...

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Taiha & William''s mum

Circumcistion!!

I have just seen the story on the TV and found it very eye opening. My husband has alway been fo...

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Hi, The "debate" is actually over in General, not that I'd call it a debate; I think this topic is one that has been...

Ally135

hmmm is it safe??

hi sorry if i posted in the wrong section but was wondering if its safe to get a tattoo while bre...

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I had my son's name tattoed on me when he was 4 weeks old, and i was bf..I didnt mention in to the guy as i didnt think of it at fir...

i love my bubba!

How much did your baby weigh at 4 weeks?

Just wondering cause my bub is 9lb 9oz now, up from 7lb 9oz at birth. she is also nearlly 60cm l...

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Well, I must have a chubby chops then! My girl was 7lb 5oz at birth (3kg 310g) and 51 long. I just got her weighed today at the clin...

declan&miasmummy<3

My 9 week old baby has a temp of 35.7 is this normal??

I took it twice the first time it was 35.4 the second was 35.7 is this ok???

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Hi there, I think anything between 35 and 36 is normal and i know most docters and nurses only actually care if it goes up2 40

rhubarb1975

Power vomits at every feed. Help!

Hello I am asking if anyone has some advice that I can tact fully pass onto to my girlfriend whom...

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hi there, It definity does sound like hes a reflux baby you can get special formulas to help it and im sure her plunket nurse or do...

sgirl

massive wind issues - HELP PLEASE!

HI, just wanted to post this here, as well as in baby's, incase anyone can help xx Hi. My DD wh...

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I am the same - ds now 2 was the same - eventually outgrew it, but now my dd 9 weeks has the same issue. Also on losec as was ds, a...

klh_30

Gunky eye

My son has had a gunky right eye today and its been watering lots. Should I be doing anything oth...

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I use camomile tea soaked cotton balls to clean DS eyes - just check the temp like a bottle, and wipe over the eye a couple of times...

susansfirst

swollen testicle

My 9 week old son has one swollen testicle when i asked the GP he said this was normal and nothin...

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its very normal for their testicles to be enlarged and swollen after bith with all the hormones and i would say it should be fine bu...

missmelina

Hernia under belly button

Hi everyone My 11 week old has a hernia under his belly button and has done since the peg came o...

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My 9 week old has just gotten a hernia about 2 weeks ago. Saw my paediatrician yesterday for routine visit and she said that it woul...

miss-kristy

bump on head

hello can anyone help my son is three weeks old i have noticed he has a bump on the top of his he...

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theperfecttwo

Boy part Problems

I have a 4month old boy. and i hav noticed red marks like little rashes on his balls and doodoo. ...

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I hav 3 sons.. it sounds to me like nappy rash. Use a zinc based rash cream, like sudocream, on it. Has always worked for me