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Sally...
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Hi, It is such a wonderful time when there is a new addition in the family, but it can also be a confusing time. It is hard for our first-borns ...

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Hi, One of the difficult things for a young child to do is to express how they feel. He may not have the language to say how angry or frustrated...

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Sally...
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Hi, It is such a wonderful time when there is a new addition in the family, but it can also be a confusing time. It is hard for our first-borns ...

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Hi, Thanks for sending this email. Raising a child is an incredibly challenging but rewarding thing to do. It is made even harder when we have ...

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Dear Tanina, I am really sorry about the very recent loss of your father. This is a deeply traumatic time for your whole family. You are right to...

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Hi Yasmin, It’s great to read that your family takes sun protection seriously. Freckles are rare at birth and usually develop as a resul...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Descent means how far the baby`s head is into the pelvis and it is measured in fifths. So the baby`s head is desc...

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Sarah...
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It may just be the position of the baby at the moment and hopefully the baby will move away. Try not to be too co...

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Sarah...
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. A bicornuate uterus can put you at higher risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy but if you are past this stage t...

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Hi Morena, Thank you for your enquiry. It sounds as if you are being closely observed for any signs of complications during your pregnancy. First...

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Hi Danielle, Thank you for your enquiry. It is advisable to visit your GP for advice as they may be able to provide a certificate for Centrelink ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You obviously make big babies but it does appear that you have no trouble giving birth so more than likely a natu...

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Hi There, It is so common that when bubs get going on solids that they get constipated. I am assuming the constipation is new not something that...

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Hi, Yes common for bubs to self-wean, although in this case he is too young not to be on milk feeds as you have said. Keep offering him 3 milk f...

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Hi Caz, Even we as health professionals have our own personal slant on things I must confess. I think that you are on the right track in look to...

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Hi Marie, Iron-deficiency is indeed most common in bubs 7-12 months, around six months most babies stores of iron in their bodies are running low...

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Hi, Good question, you could offer small amounts of pork but some of the issues are the salt, additives, fat etc content of such foods as ham, sa...

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Hi Brigitte, I would really recommend you call the great gals at No Fuss Feeding (they are in Victoria so I am not sure where you are and how thi...

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Hi, Sounds like you are at the point of having your little one on a full diet now, without milk feeds. You can wean him from milk feeds at any t...

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Hi Loretta, That’s great you have such a good eater. If you are concerned and if you have noticed a sudden change in her growth rate and d...

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Hi Tara, Congratulations on your pregnancy and well done to you for what seems to be a well organized and healthy diet. It is common for women ...

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Hi, It is hard to say if he is eating too much, most toddlers (I know he isn’t quite a toddler yet), will eat about two whole pieces of an ...

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Hi There, I have divided you question into two. Firstly if it is okay to offer a toddler adult drinks such as soy. Yes as long as it is calciu...

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Hi, Has her weight only dropped in the last week? Or was there a bit of a pattern emerging before this? Teething can strongly impact on eating,...

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Hi, Thanks for writing in, and yeouch for the mastitis in both breasts- I can imagine how much THAT hurt!!! Yes, it is possible he is constipated...

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Hi, My son was in his cot until 3 but I guess it is really up to you, I would say about 2+ is a good age. Cheers, Maree

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Hi Chelsea, As long as you continue to offer the feed she will continue to wake for it. If you really want her to sleep through the night you nee...

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Hi Katrina, What daytime naps is he having. You need to have a routine for him where 7pm is the main sleep and you may still need to feed once du...

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Hi, Firstly how do you get her to sleep intially at night, this is the most important thing when getting a baby or toddler to sleep well. She nee...

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Hi, This has been his sleep association for the past 8 months and you must expect some unsettled nights while he learns a new routine. Try follo...

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