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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 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...

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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 to you! Carob is fabulous for little ones, we have carob bites in the cupboard a lot (organic puffed rice covered in carob). ...

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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, the most common time to start water is with solids. While some breastfeed bubs who are starting solids are fine with an extra feed, mos...

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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 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 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, These sorts of exercises are great during pregnancy. It is good to try to use these muscles during pregnancy as they help strengthen your back...

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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 Melanie, You may have some nerve pressure form the extra fluid that is present in your body. It is best that you visit your GP for a check up a...

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Hi, More than likely it is not pre-eclampsia. This condition is more common in first pregnancies and quite often there are no obvious symptoms oth...

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Hi, Some women can experience more severe ovulation pain after a tubal ligation. If you are not overly sensitive to ovulation cramps then you may ...

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Hi There, Yes indeed there are a number of mechanical issues that can affect a little ones ability to chew and swallow food. To this end there ar...

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Hi There, It is common about this age that babies go through a growth spurt and temporarily increase their demand, so it can mean feeding is more ...

Answered: 08 May 2009