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Maree...
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Hi, Often after an illness and we have given extra comfort some habits are created. The important thing is that she does settle in her own bed i...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Maree...
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Hi, This is the age when they usually drop to one day time nap so you need to be a bit flexible and be guided by tired signs during this transiti...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Hi Nicole, Tell me how you get him to sleep initially and how you resettle him when he wakes as this may be your problem. If you are comforting h...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Hi Kristine, I really feel for you, as I know how hard it is to do the settling program to start with and to have it all go down the drown is ver...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Hi Krystal, It`s hard to say why good sleeping patterns suddenly change. Perhaps if you need to get up at a certain time then he might be out of ...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Maree...
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Hi, This is his sleep association and unfortunately when you make a change like this it comes with much protest. Firstly you need to understand...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Firstly you need to understand why she wakes. Beacause she doesn`t know how to sleep without you. The comfort of the breast feed is her sleep assos...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Hi, You would expect to be feeding 4 hourly and a good routine is feed/play/sleep and feeding 2,6,10,2,6,10 F/P/S allows you to feed when baby...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Dear Jo, It would be scary thinking you might travel down that path again. The best advice I can give in this limited format is to learn about yo...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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You have both had a really hard start to your brand new lives. Well done though for having the insight and caring to write in to me. Can you try to...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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ts never too late ....please seek help with someone you feel comfortable with. It would be lovely if your family can grow but you do need to feel o...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Dear Amanda, Are you tired? Do you get a lot of time for yourself? Do you spend lots of time with your husband? Are others telling you that you are...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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I understand how you must be feeling - I would suggest discussing this situation with a psychologist so you can feel a greater sense of control. Th...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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For a better night sleep do the basics - eat well, drink water, socialise, physical activity ( walking to the park is great). With the anxiety you ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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The fact that you are terrified is what will contribute to these feelings - they are the same types of feelings. Can you see someone to help you wi...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi Mel, Thank you for your enquiry. This would have no effect on the baby whatsoever. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is not recommended for babies to sleep on their tummies at all. It is against the SIDS guidelines and is consi...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Folate is recommended several months before a planned pregnancy and the first three months of pregnancy. You can ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. This sounds fine. Don`t be too concerned about weight during pregnancy and try to eat healthy foods and not too m...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Your feelings are very normal and are to be expected with your friend having had such a terrible thing happen to ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Please talk to your Early Childhood Health Clinic for ongoing support. Babies are generally unsettled at this tim...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi Silvana, Here is a great website that offers safe foods for pregnancy and breast feeding. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi Bek, Thank you for your enquiry. You can try some yoga for pregnancy as this can give some good relief. You may also need to be referred to a ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi Bianca, Thank you for your enquiry. Braxton hicks tend to involve the entire uterus so if it is only in one area it is more likely to be the b...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. With subsequent children your uterus can have `runs` of contractions that disappear as quickly as they started - ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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HI, Thank you for your enquiry. It is a bit of a `wait and see` time. The ultrasound is quite difficult at this early stage as the baby is very s...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is advisable to try to be as healthy as possible prior to pregnancy and if you do fall pregnant you can contin...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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HI, Thank you for your enquiry. Folic acid supplements are safe to take when breastfeeding - you can get some that are specifically for pregnancy...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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HI, Thank you for your enquiry. Your body goes through lots of changes during early pregnancy and everyone is different and can experience differ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi Kelli, Thank you for your enquiry. The pregnancy screening blood tests happen after you are pregnant unless you have showed up a problem with ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007