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Hi Nicole, It`s easy to create new and unwanted habits when our little ones are ill we all give the extra comfort needed. Sometimes just letting b...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, Unfortunately firm is the one that is required otherwise she will know she can run all over you and get her way. You need to have a routine of...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Jaime, It is hard to say why babies great routine suddenly goes pear shaped sometimes, but the best thing you can do is act on tired signs and ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Michelle, You wouldn`t expect a baby to sleep right through before 6 months and she is small so I would give her the benefit of the doubt for a...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, She has developed a pattern now and you need to change it quickly. You need to persist with waking her during the day. Try following our It`s ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Kate, These are all really big decisions and they really have to be decided between you and your partner. There are for and against sides to al...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, Scans measure averages so if your baby is above average in size it will show as further along. If you are sure of your dates then this is the ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Lisa, There are stronger medications that can be used at night to assist you to get a better night’s sleep. Please visit your GP. Bes...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not recommended to have an planned caesarean before at least 38 weeks because of the risk of complications. Try not to worry too much if...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Neelima, It is advisable to visit your GP for a check up to check if there are no long term problems with the wound or the area. If everything ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, You may be fertile and when your baby starts solids in the next few months, your periods will return and you have a greater chance of falling ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Huzna, The presence of this antibody is quite common and it does not usually cause any problems during pregnancy. You may have the levels check...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Laura, It does not necessarily indicate that you will need a caesarean. If you go over 32 weeks you have a good chance of having a vaginal birt...

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Hi Cat, You will need to contact your local hospital to notify them of your symptoms and some hospitals require you to have a check up if you thin...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It`s hard to offer a `one stop` suggestion on improving nutrition to help with immunity; however, what I can do is offer you some tip s...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Just on the point about intestinal bacteria and c-sections. It is my understanding that babies guts are sterile upon birth (irrelevant...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, If Caitlin is on 3 bottles of milk a day it is possible that this is interfering with a range of things. I would recommend seeing a f...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Leonie, Sounds like you are both going great. It does get hard keeping the variety going. Generally from 9 months onwards you can offer bubs...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Rebecca, Yes fussy eating can be hard enough in the toddler years, let alone in bubs. Generally it doesn`t hit till about 14 months, so it is...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, No you aren`t loosing your mind, if you are not getting much sleep you will feel like it, but I can vouch for this being a very common ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Anita, Yes it is true, generally fussy eating passes, though what few tell you is that it`s not until the latter years of primary school. Mos...

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Hi Kelly, Not too bad, though I have caught a flu from my 3 year old, ugh! But thank you for asking. There is a lot of information now to supp...

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Hi Briony, Breastmilk is reasonably stable, it will fluctuating in relation to your dietary fat intake and some nutrients such as vitamin C. One...

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Hi Melissa, Just on kiwifruit first, reactions can occur to almost anything, and research now suggests leaving things too late may just an issue ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Whole grains and cereals generally are healthier options to be honest, so as long as the rice is well cooked and baby copes with the te...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I do understand your concern and it is easy to say that it will sort itself out. Or that your little girl is simply heading towards he...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Tracy, well that`s a good question. To be honest I would err on the side of caution. My top concern would be the green tea as it can strongl...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Vicki, I would make that switch sometime from her 1st birthday onwards. You do have to be careful with milk as it can fill them up and displa...

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Hi There, One of the issues with commercial foods is that they do tend to be softer in texture (for safety reasons often) and many varieties use ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009