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Hi Stacey, Check with your local health nurse she will be able to advise you on services available to you in your area. Cheers, Maree

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, It does sound like she may be experiencing night terrors I have attached some information for you on this subject. Cheers, Maree Night Terr...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, Your pelvis may have some separation at the pubic bone. This can happen in late pregnancy from the influence of hormones that help the ligamen...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Shannyn, An ultrasound scan is best performed at around 20 weeks. This is the best time to have a close look at the baby and all the organs hav...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is always best to find out you are experiencing problems with your pregnancy as soon as possible. However, you will have a scan to check th...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, Pregnancy can upset your bowel from hormone changes and also the baby getting in the way. You usually start to feel movements from 20 weeks an...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Katrina, I can imagine you must feel like your feet have barely touched ground! I can tell you that babies kidney`s don`t reach full function...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Currently there is no upper limit for sodium as set by the National Health and Medical Research department, though the allowance for bub...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Kim, Yes very normal! Sounds like you are both going just as you would hope, well done! Self-feeding is more likely to occur around the 16-1...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Generally you would make the switch pretty much as baby hits six months. The changes tend to coincide with when baby`s stores of iron an...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It can take a while for bubs to adjust to changes, often it is a matter of practice, opportunity and repetition. It can take weeks to g...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi There, The first time around it can seem like a minefield of questions, but it all gets easier and easier, month by month. So, regarding soli...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Wendy, Glad you have posted your question to both experts! Firstly, on the issue of constipation, you are very likely on the right track with ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Adalene, To be honest, unless you know that your bub has a deficiency I would err more towards superfoods and diet as a `supplement`. This way...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, I’m sorry that things are so tough for you and your little boy. I’m sorry too that your doctor doesn’t seem to understand or...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Wendy, I’m happy to give my thoughts on this, but I would really recommend you talk to your doctor about your concerns. I’m sure t...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Nicole, I have attached some information on night terrors for you. It`s ok to suggest resettling techniques but they need to be applied for all...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Raeleigh, Your son totally relies on your comfort to sleep and at present he could also be experiencing 8 month separation anxiety. To change t...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Jaime, It is hard to say why babies great routine suddenly goes pear shaped sometimes, but the best thing you can do is act on tired signs and ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, She has developed a pattern now and you need to change it quickly. You need to persist with waking her during the day. Try following our It`s ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Kate, These are all really big decisions and they really have to be decided between you and your partner. There are for and against sides to al...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, Braxton Hicks are a good sign of a healthy pregnancy. If they do become painful it is advisable to have a check up. Where only a 60% chance of...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, See your Early Childhood Health Centre for advice on this. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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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...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Laura, It does not necessarily indicate that you will need a caesarean. If you go over 32 weeks you have a good chance of having a vaginal birt...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It`s hard to offer a `one stop` suggestion on improving nutrition to help with immunity; however, what I can do is offer you some tip s...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Just on the point about intestinal bacteria and c-sections. It is my understanding that babies guts are sterile upon birth (irrelevant...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, If Caitlin is on 3 bottles of milk a day it is possible that this is interfering with a range of things. I would recommend seeing a f...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Leonie, Sounds like you are both going great. It does get hard keeping the variety going. Generally from 9 months onwards you can offer bubs...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Rebecca, Yes fussy eating can be hard enough in the toddler years, let alone in bubs. Generally it doesn`t hit till about 14 months, so it is...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009