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Hi K, Thanks for your question. Generally when your baby first begins to sign, they do start using that one sign for everything. A similar thi...

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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...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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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...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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Hi, I am sure that it is fine. Please inform them that you are pregnant and they will advise if there are any extra precautions for pregnant women...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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Hi, Tender nipples are very common in early pregnancy and nothing to be concerned about; unfortunately it is another thing to endure. However, if ...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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Hi There, You may like to chat to your CHN about this, but in my opinion I would sit tight a bit longer before making any changes. If baby has g...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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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 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 Sarahn, Thank you for your question. It sounds like your little one is still unwell. I believe it is important for parents to talk to a doctor ...

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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 Christine, In relation to baby sign language delaying speech, this is not the case. Research has highlighted that baby sign language actually a...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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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, 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...

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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...

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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, 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...

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Hi, There are a few causes of the baby not growing to the size it should for its age. It can be form other conditions that the mother may have suc...

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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...

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Hi, Please visit your pharmacy to check for information on medicines during pregnancy. There are many medicines around these days and it is best t...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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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 ...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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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...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009