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Expert panel: Baby care

Looking after a new baby can be daunting, especially if this is your first time. Many of our readers ask for tips to care for their babies and strategies to overcome their exhaustion. If you have a question about caring for you young baby, take a look at our previously answered baby care questions. Or, if you can't find the answer there, why not submit your own question to be answered and shared with other readers.

Please note questions are not answered live. If you are at all concerned about your health or your bubs contact your doctor immediately.

Questions about Baby care

Avatar Naomi79b
Jane ...
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I would be having her checked just to make sure she does still have thrush. The treatments you have given her are usually pretty effective, and at ...

Answered: 25 Jun 2010
Avatar peawee
Jane ...
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You need to see a child health nurse and/or a lactation consultant as soon as possible and obtain some specialist advice on breastfeeding. Dependi...

Answered: 18 Jun 2010
Avatar Kmcgoran
Jane ...
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If he is a happy breastfeeding baby who has not had bottles before, then he is unlikely to want to suck from one. Introducing a one off bottle in ...

Answered: 18 Jun 2010
Avatar Ycasbolt
Jane ...
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Hi, What he is doing sounds entirely and completely normal at this young age. He is far too young to try and introduce a routine of 4 hourly feedi...

Answered: 13 Jun 2010
Avatar Lorna...
Jane ...
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Hi, To be honest I'm not able to answer your question with any certainty, but you could contact our Customer Advisory team at 1800 028 334 who may ...

Answered: 18 Jun 2010
Avatar *78*
Jane ...
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Yes, when babies grind their teeth they can cause some eroding down of the tooth surface however, this doens't always happen. At 12 months she is p...

Answered: 10 Jun 2010
Avatar Broke...
Jane ...
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Hi, You're so right when you say information can be so confusing. The recommendations around maternal diet when breastfeeding are fairly simple. A...

Answered: 10 Jun 2010
Avatar nikki...
Jane ...
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Hi, There is so much choice around and so many individual factors to consider there is no one right answer. Have you considered talking to other p...

Answered: 10 Jun 2010
Avatar MS3108
Jane ...
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Hi, You are being sensible to follow this up. If your GP is concerned he/she will make a referral for your baby to see an opthamologist as a matte...

Answered: 10 Jun 2010
Avatar Cm8774
Jane ...
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Hi, Probably not. If she is sleeping well at other times and is thriving, reaching her milestones and gaining weight everything is likely to be fin...

Answered: 10 Jun 2010
Avatar N_Ico...
Jane ...
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Hi, The general recommendations are that as long as the consistency of the bowel motion is soft and pasty, not hard, firm or pebbly then the baby i...

Answered: 04 Jun 2010
Avatar sarrah09
Jane ...
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There are many myths about immunisation which can cause parents to (understandably) worry. But the Australian Immunisation schedule has been prove...

Answered: 04 Jun 2010
Avatar Scorpio2
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Hi, I'm sorry that your daughter is suffering from gastro-oesophageal reflux, but well done for getting her diagnosed so quickly, and for trying a...

Answered: 29 May 2010
Avatar maris...
Jane ...
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Hi, At seven months old this is a normal developmental stage. In this first year especially, she is learning about who she can trust and who will b...

Answered: 29 May 2010
Avatar Pipik...
Jane ...
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Hi, At 4 months sucking on fingers is generally just a sign of another developmental stage, where babies are learning how to control their hands. ...

Answered: 05 Jun 2010
Avatar Patri...
Jane ...
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Mould can be very difficult to clear once it is in an environment. It thrives in warm, moist places and spreads its spores easily. The only cleanin...

Answered: 28 May 2010
Avatar LV1664
Jane ...
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Hi, Although your little one started being more unsettled at around the same time as his vaccinations, it is unlikely this is what has caused the p...

Answered: 22 May 2010
Avatar jodie...
Jane ...
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Constipation refers to the consistency of bowel motion, not the frequency. By your description, she is constipated so you need to watch how much fl...

Answered: 21 May 2010
Avatar Seren...
Jane ...
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Any of the formulas sold and which are on the market will be fine. You may want to offer him one of the " gold" formulas but in essence, all of th...

Answered: 21 May 2010
Avatar Liarn...
Jane ...
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Hi, Biting is very painful but it isn't reason to wean, although the thought can be very tempting! You are managing this exactly as you should and ...

Answered: 21 May 2010
Avatar leticia
Jane ...
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Hi, Weaning a happy breastfeeding baby off the breast and onto bottles of formula can be challenging. Try to keep breastfeeding when you return to ...

Answered: 29 May 2010
Avatar amiee23
Jane ...
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Hi, If you feel she is well, does not have an elevated temperature, rash or anything else which could indicate she is unwell, then it's hard to say...

Answered: 21 May 2010
Avatar Gmili...
Jane ...
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I honestly don't know I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with ducted heating and how and when it should be used. But I would think it is like any other he...

Answered: 22 May 2010
Avatar kelsdave
Jane ...
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Hi, Unless she has a proven egg allergy or there is a strong family history of egg allergy, don't be too concerned. Egg yolk can be offered from ar...

Answered: 29 May 2010
Avatar Bexto...
Jane ...
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Hi, It sounds like what she is doing is having her long, uninterrupted sleep in the early part of the night and if left, may well go through from 6...

Answered: 29 May 2010
Avatar 1244A2EB
Jane ...
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Hi, I think you may mean he hasn't done a poo? The frequency and consistency of a baby's poo at this age is influenced by how they feed and how mu...

Answered: 13 May 2010
Avatar Heath...
Jane ...
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Hi, A baby's weight depends on a number of factors. Their weight at birth, their gender, how much they are feeding, their environment and how they ...

Answered: 11 May 2010
Avatar liannal
Jane ...
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Hi, If you are worried, then this is reason enough to have her assessed. Lots of factors influence gross and fine motor development. Gender, opport...

Answered: 11 May 2010
Avatar Hailes80
Jane ...
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No, the gel is non toxic. You'll just have to wash the clothes a couple of times until all the gel comes out, or rinse each item until the gel bead...

Answered: 05 Jun 2011
Avatar Micke...
Jane ...
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Yes, It is absolutely possible to breastfeed twins and many mothers do worldwide. Join the multiple birth association during your pregnancy and g...

Answered: 10 May 2010
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