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Hi Linda, I think you have posed a very good question; I am surprised I don’t get asked this more given the current line of advertising/mar...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Paula, yes, from 12 months you can offer your toddler many of the foods the whole family enjoys (unless there is a medical reason not to, such...

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Hi Huia, it’s reasonably common that toddlers seem to get every bug going around. Their little immune systems haven’t as yet be expo...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi There, ideally you would go through to 12 months and more specifically until your toddler is on a full, healthy and varied diet. Some bubs we...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi, Thank you for your question. It sounds like your little one is very uncomfortable and I’m glad you are looking for ways to make her feel...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi, This is a lot of sleep I must say. At this age you would expect 7pm to 7am with one good early afternoon nap of 11/2 to 2 hours. I always thi...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Selina, Often a baby`s sleep pattern will change with the onset of 8 month separation anxiety when new and unwanted habits can be formed easily...

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Hi, Thank you for your email. In relation to purchasing my book, you can purchase it from my website - www.australianbabyhands.com plus it is als...

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Hi, Research has highlighted that it actually accelerates the speech process. Part of the process of introducing baby sign language is to sign an...

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Hi, It is possible but you will have to find a health care professional who is willing to let you try for a vaginal birth. Your risks of complicat...

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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 Hayley, You really need to talk to your health care professionals. There are many reasons for an emergency caesarean. You may have a small outl...

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Hi, You have exactly the same chances falling pregnant as you did with your first pregnancy and it is the same with a miscarriage. Even though you...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi, This is something that is on the outside of your cervix and should not affect the pregnancy at all. You may experience further mild bleeding d...

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Hi, It`s best to direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early Childhood Health Centre. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, Now is a good time to work out what sort of care you want for your pregnancy. You can enquire through your local hospital what services are av...

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Hi Tania, The pelvic pain could be form the position of the baby at the moment – the baby’s legs could be kicking down in that region....

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Hi Erin, It can seem like such an eternity trying to have a baby and sometimes you can experience problems and delays. More than likely you will f...

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Hi Antonette, You can try using a sipper cup instead of a bottle. You also need to let someone else offer the milk as your daughter will not take ...

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Hi Cara, Just how much a bub will drink is very different from one baby to the next. Ultimately your best guide is your baby; if he is happy, heal...

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Hi Leanne, Yes, typically fussy eating hits around 14-18 months and as you say the issue can be compounded if they are already not eating huge amo...

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Hi Peta, There are a great many little ones about who aren`t able to or choose not to consume dairy products and do just fine. As you say the tri...

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Hi Simone, Yes, typically fussy eating hits around 14-18 months and it can really have you pulling your hair out! I have a six year old who is sho...

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Hi Amanda, In the early days before they have a wide repertoire it can be a bit tricky getting some sustaining food into bubs. The yoghurt is a ...

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Hi Lana, Offering baby smaller but more regular meals is likely to reduce the `load` at any one meal time. The main thing to keep in mind is his ...

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Hi There, I think your intuition has answered your question nicely. If you are managing 500mls without any stress or forcing, keep on like that. ...

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Hi There, If you are noticing a change in your preschooler it sounds like a good time to enlist the help of a health care professional. A deficie...

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Hi Ana, That is good background info, all of which could have affected his appetite for BM. I just wonder if it is an issue of location also? Po...

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Hi There, Thanks for that! I have to confess that I personally like vegetarian-style diets, or even the pseudo ones that include fish. By and lar...

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Hi There, There are a couple of things to consider. Firstly, not all children drink cows` milk or can drink it and most do just fine. You might ...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009