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Hi. Thanks for your email. Young children do not have the verbal skills to communicate their feelings and certainly in this situation your chil...

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Hi Belinda, As you mentioned, sibling rivalry is extremely common (in fact it is an important time for children to learn how to socialise with o...

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Hi , Thank you for sharing your concerns about your son with me. It is heartbreaking as a parent for your child to be feeling this way. We lov...

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Hi , It is great that you have her mother “on board” with your concerns. Time out is usually a successful strategy, but perhaps tak...

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Hi Vicky, This is such a frequent problem for parents. Using their bowels in the toilet often takes children a lot longer to master than urinat...

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Hi, Having a dummy or blanket provides some children with a sense of comfort and security. It is important to understand why you are making this de...

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Hi, Babies and children have sensitive skin so sun protection is really important. Infants under six months of age should be kept out of the sun ...

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Hi, It’s great to hear that your family is very sunsmart. As this is a clinical question, it is best to seek advice from your family doctor...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. This may be carpal tunnel syndrome that is caused by the extra fluid in your body after giving birth and also whe...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is not unusual to have some longer term problems with your perineum after giving birth and they do tend to set...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You may have some nerve compression due to the position of the baby at the moment. You could try seeing a physiot...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Please visit your pharmacy for treatment advice as this condition does not disappear on its own. Best wis...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is advisable to see a GP for advice as it is difficult for me to determine what the rash may be and it may req...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. How big was your first baby? This will give an indication of this baby. If your first one was large then you have...

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Hi Susie, Thank you for your enquiry. It is very common to have sore tender breasts in early pregnancy and they can grow in size too. This growth...

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Hi Michelle, Thank you for your enquiry. This may be related to pregnancy but it may not. If you have had a viral infection recently this can aff...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Any bleeding in pregnancy is considered to be abnormal. If you think that the bleeding is from your vagina and no...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It sounds as if you did have a traumatic time with your first pregnancy and birth but all pregnancies are differe...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Colostrum is present in your breasts from around 18 weeks and some women do leak this colostrum. This is no sign ...

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Hi, Here is a link to a guide to safe foods during pregnancy: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumer/pregnancy.asp Best wishes, ...

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Hi Linda, Thank you for your enquiry. It is really up to you when you plan for your next child. Some people think that having their children clos...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You can visit your pharmacy for an over the counter preparation to treat haemorrhoids. Best wishes, ...

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Hi, It is very safe to continue to feed during pregnancy and you can even feed both children without any complications to you or the baby, your b...

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Hi Helen, Here is a link to safe foods during pregnancy: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumer/pregnancy.asp Usually tinned fish is safe...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. There is a lot of evidence around today that suggests that urine testing in pregnancy does not provide any proof ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. There are usually some great pregnancy classes that discuss all of this and more that are done through your local...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You are at a higher risk of having another retained placenta if you have had one before but your carers will try ...

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Hi There, In fact you are doing everything right. You don’t need to have her drinking cow’s milk or goat’s if she is eating...

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Hi There, Just before I forget to mention it, you may need to look at the juice issue if it is exceeding 150mls a day. Two reasons firstly it...

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Hi Tere, Yes I would revisit the juice for now, it isn’t ideal in infancy for many reasons. Ideally I would say remove the juice entir...

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