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Maree...
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Hi Michelle, You seem to be doing great. You would ideally be aiming for her big sleep from 7pm to 7am but small steps first. When you put her dow...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, No, baby doesn`t need to sleep to the next feed time if she wakes and you think she has had enough sleep but is not due for a feed have a play...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Angie, Some babies are very stubborn and these techniques are very difficult to do and take persistence and consistency, it can take up to 3 we...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, At around 8 months baby does experience separation anxiety and this won`t be helping. Controlled comforting is very difficult and baby will pr...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, This can happen at times during pregnancy as your muscles are stretched a bit more than usual. It is nothing to worry about but try to rest th...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Jasmine, Breast feeding is not regarded as a safe form of contraception even if you are not having a period you can still be fertile. It is adv...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Rachel, You can do a home pregnancy test if you think that you may be pregnant. If you are on the combined pill and have missed only one pill a...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Madeleine, It is fine to sleep in a position that is comfortable. Sleeping on your back in later pregnancy can make you feel faint as the weigh...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Colostrum is the first substance that is present in your breasts before the milk comes in after the birth. Colostrum is present from around 18...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Alison, Swimming is great during pregnancy and is very safe for you and your baby. The baby is very well protected and there is no risk of infe...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Pregnancy is counted from the first day of your last period. It is not counted from conception. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, You can start offering water as soon as baby begins solids, it can really help with fluid levels and avoid constipation. Pop into a go...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Erin, It isnt so common for a bub on formula to feed so often, generally as formula is more dense than breastmilk bubs can go for longer betwee...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Sally, Strictly be guided by tired signs and settle who ever shows signs first. If you follow our settling program the techniques we use offer ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, Sometimes we try so many things that baby and mother both become confused. She is now associating sleep with you and if you want to change thi...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Jo, If you have no history of problems with low folic acid then you need 0.4–0.5mg of folate daily. The best way to make sure you get thi...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Natalie, Every pregnancy is different. If you are a twin then you do have an increased chance of conceiving twins. It is a matter of wait and s...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Heidi, Having a cold sore will not harm the baby. You cannot use the stronger anti viral medication during pregnancy. It is best to see your GP...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, You will relive the birth for sometime as it is a major event in your life. If you feel that you are getting over anxious about it talk to you...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Jodie, This sounds as if the scan was picking up your heart beat as well as the baby’s. A baby at 18 weeks heart will beat between 120 &n...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, If your blood pressure is not raised then there is no indication for more tests. Swelling later in pregnancy is very common and may not necess...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Michelle, It is advisable to wear gloves when handling this type of material. You have done the right thing with washing your hands quickly so ...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Kylie, Here is a link to safe foods during pregnancy. http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life%2Devents%2Dand%2Dfood/pregnancy/ It i...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Just breast feeding alone is not regarded as enough cover if you don’t want to be pregnant again. It is advisable to use another form of...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, There are many changes to your body after birth and these will continue up to six weeks. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Antibodies can sometimes develop in your blood and mostly they do not cause any problems. They can sometimes be the cause of jaundice in newbo...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Jo, Arrrrrr... Well now you are `flushing me out of the bushes` now. I am not a great believer of toddler formula, although in some situations...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may have a viral illness. If you do not feel better soon you need to visit your GP for a check up. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Jodie, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Ea...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, Controlled comforting techniques are very difficult to do and not for everyone. You need to be persistent with following the techniques. No d...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008