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Hi Melissa, This is a sign of increased fluid. It is very normal in late pregnancy. Try to raise your feet when you are sitting down and this shou...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, It is always good to involve them as much as possible with the new baby. Two year olds are very self-centred but if you include him it is his ...

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Hi Mel, Your baby probably has what is called ‘intra uterine growth retardation’. This cause of this condition is generally unknown bu...

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Hi, You could try doing some regular exercise such as walking or swimming as this can assist sleep. It is also good for muscle pain. Yoga during p...

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Hi Mandy, Fussy eating can really have you pulling your hair out! I have a six year old who is showing signs of coming out of it, but only glimpse...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi There, Its very normal for toddlers to be fussy, but when you say not eat, I am wondering just to what extent you mean. If you little one is ...

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Hi Adalene, Yes indeed flaxseed is great. Ideally look at both whole and ground as they do different things. The whole seeds added to cooking ac...

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Hi There, It sounds to me that you are going just fine and calcium isn`t an issue. It isn’t all that uncommon that toddlers simply refuse ...

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Hi Melka, You still have a little longer to go. Generally beyond 4 months is a minimum for solids as baby`s healthy intestinal bacteria haven`t r...

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Hi There, That`s so great that your toddler loves a nice healthy food. As they say all things in moderation. Generally two pieces of fruit a day...

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Hi There, To be honest I really cant blame bubs who turn their noses up at infant cereal. Generally it is pretty bland goo. Just to ensure you ...

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Hi There, Well done for tracking the culprit down. One question worth posing is if there is a dose issue. So for example, can your toddler eat f...

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Hi There, Its not uncommon for bubs to refuse their milk, so you are not alone. You are doing the right thing by offering baby her milk first and...

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Hi Melissa, Yes 14-18 months is the most common point that fussy eating hits, and I totally hear you, I have a fussy foodie myself. I still sneak...

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Hi Debbie, That`s fantastic about your bub’s weight! I am thrilled for you!!! Re the reaction, if the reaction doesn`t happen each time h...

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Hi There, Its interesting to see now that research is suggesting that reactions to rice can be just as severe if not worse than those to cows&rsqu...

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Hi There, Interestingly enough, it seems reactions to rice can be just as severe, and sometimes worse than reactions to dairy and its not as un-co...

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Hi There, I am taking it that you are asking how to introduce cows’ milk and which cows’ milk is best? A great way to transition to c...

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Hi There, I totally understand, I found breastfeeding a steep learning curve with my first. I would recommend a lactation consultant. Your CHN s...

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Hi, I think it is always important to follow up on any concerns (and particularly to trust your instincts). Even though your GP is happy with your...

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Hi Rentha, It sounds like things are getting worse at home, rather than better. Unfortunately, this can happen with reflux!! Unfortunately, it can...

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Hi Toni, Thanks for your question to Glenda and RISA, I hope I can assist or provide some ideas to answer your night time question. You haven`t me...

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Hi Cassie, This is now Alyssa`s routine. For things to change you need to set new rules. Children thrive on having boundaries set and you need to...

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Hi Lisa, This has now become a habit to wake for the bottle. I would definitely stop offering the drink if you want things to change. Try our sett...

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Hi, All children thrive on routine and boundaries set so if you can incorporate a regular routine this is best. Keep in mind when a chid falls as...

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Hi Sarah, It sounds like he is now relying on the rocking motion. Take a look at our It`s Time To Sleep settling program it`s all hands on at this...

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Hi Emily, Firstly try a sleeping bag they are great and you know baby is warm. You would still expect to be offering one overnight feed but for o...

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Hi Michelle, These things are all her sleep associations and for things to change your daughter will need to make changes and perhaps with your he...

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

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Hi, This is a very low risk and you have a very good chance of the amniocentesis results being normal. Try not to worry too much you are doing eve...

Answered: 08 May 2009