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Hi Angie, More than likely your baby has descended a bit further into your pelvis in readiness for labour and birth. Hopefully you will go into la...

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Hi Amanda, It is very common to have a low lying placenta in early pregnancy and there is no reason to limit exercise that you feel comfortable wi...

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Hi Tracy, There is a multiple births association that is fantastic for providing lots of information and support for parents of twins or more. The...

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Hi, This is a very common side effect of pregnancy. More than likely they will disappear after the baby is born. You may need to visit your GP for...

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Hi, It is very normal to worry about the health and well being of your baby. Try not to worry too much; your midwife is probably being more cautio...

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Hi, Your pregnancy is still relatively early and it is difficult to determine if there will be any long term affects of the bleeding. Try not to w...

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Hi Joyce, There are no real guidelines on things like ham, having said that generally most ham is high in sodium so 12 months onwards is likely to...

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Hi Michelle, Ideally your best guide is your baby. Most breastfeed bubs consume about 800mls over 24 hours, formula feed bubs differ greatly from...

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Hi There, Some swear by changes in the maternal diet to help with digestive upsets for breastfed bubs, but the research tends not to favour it unl...

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Hi There, It doesn`t sound like a problem to be honest, but you may like to just slowly move your toddler along with increasing textures in the ve...

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Hi Brooke, Exactly what bubs should eat and how much to be honest is still a bit of a mystery, there isnt a great deal of science behind infant fe...

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Hi Lorraine, It can be stressful when you know you have to get back to work and need bub to take formula. You have done the right thing in tryi...

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Hi Amanda, It sounds like you are doing a great job – you have obviously tried a lot of different things already, in the quest to find some ...

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Hi, Thanks for your question. Reflux can affect children in lots of different ways, and it is possible that she is refluxing so much even talking/...

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Hi, It is really great that you are getting everything organised and planned. I really hope that everything goes well and you are able to have a v...

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early Childho...

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Hi, Breastfeeding does use up lots of a mother’s energy. Your weight sounds fine but if you do feel as if you are still losing weight you ma...

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Hi, This is a very common cause of bleeding in early pregnancy. There is no placenta until the baby is 12 weeks. If the clot is unchanged then thi...

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Hi, You need to get a second opinion on this. It sounds as if your weight gain is very normal. What you eat and how big the baby is not related re...

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Hi Katrina, I know that it can be really hard to suffer a miscarriage and to have a second seems unbearable. However this is sometimes part of pre...

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Hi Belinda, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your ...

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Hi, Many women do experience difficulties breast feeding and it does take lots of patience and persistence to make it work. Sometimes a decision i...

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Hi, You can start to prepare your breasts now for breast feeding. You can stimulate your nipples several times during the day and express a small ...

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Hi, Your uterus contracts when you are breast feeding so a gush at feeding is to be expected. If it continues to be very heavy most of the time th...

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Hi There, I would recommend continuing with the water and fruit and vegies (see the chart below re the different effects of different types of fi...

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Hi Alicia, Curently there are no set upper limits for sodium for infants, for a child 12 months plus it is 1000 mg (1 g/d), so this may give you ...

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Hi Deb, Well done to you both, sounds like solids has been a real hit! The current guidelines recommend whole egg from 12 months, there are som...

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Hi There, We use soy milk here at home, and love it. There are a few things to consider, like any food, ‘too much of a good thing’ a...

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Hi There, In fact I think it preferable to be honest. It seems many ‘baby yoghurts’ have a long list of ingredients and sometimes ev...

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Hi Rene, You tend to find that breastfed bubs will need more frequent feeds. Just how many feeds over 24 hours varies hugely from one baby to an...

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