Questions tagged reflux

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Glend...
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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 ...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can start to prepare your breasts now for breast feeding. You can stimulate your nipples several times during the day and express a small ...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Linda, Yes definitely, if you can express some milk and have it handy for when you are not about (it stores for up to 3 months in the freezer)...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi There, Yes it can be a bit ouchy, most bubs quickly learn it’s not in their best interests to bite so it should resolve itself quickly. ...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Linda, Yes definitely, if you can express some milk and have it handy for when you are not about (it stores for up to 3 months in the freezer)...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi There, Yes it can be a bit ouchy, most bubs quickly learn it’s not in their best interests to bite so it should resolve itself quickly. ...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi, It sounds like you are doing the right thing by taking your bub to the doctor’s. I believe it is important that you follow your instinct...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, You need to talk to your health care professional about this so that you can get the right help as soon as the baby is born. Sometimes this pr...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, If the wakeful period is middle of the night then I would consider keeping him up a bit more during the day but if it is early evening then th...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, If you wan to increase the supply in one side you need to feed more often from that breast. You can offer that breast first when the baby is h...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, The minipill can sometimes cause problems with breakthrough bleeding. This may be what is happening. You may also have an infection that is ca...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi There, You are right, baby`s own stores of iron begin to run low around six months and iron-deficiency is most common between 7 and 9 months. ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Nicole, It`s easy to create new and unwanted habits when our little ones are ill we all give the extra comfort needed. Sometimes just letting b...

Answered: 08 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 Tracy, well that`s a good question. To be honest I would err on the side of caution. My top concern would be the green tea as it can strongl...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, its quite common for bubs to go off all or part of their usual routine. There can be lots of reasons from teething to `fussy times`. ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Jo, I wish you all the best with your attempt at weaning. I presume you have spoken with your doctor about your intentions, as it is important ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Generally the ability to swallow lumps and move food about the mouth involves oral mechanics. It may be that baby is still developing t...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Bel, Yes breastfeeding and weaning can affect your cycle. See how it goes over the next few months and if it stays irregular you may need to se...

Answered: 08 May 2009
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Hi Brianna, I must admit I think the Plunket Nurse has given you not only good advice but almost the only advice. It really is a case of opportun...

Answered: 01 May 2009
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Hi There, You have done the right thing working milk down and likely t was in fact part of the cycle, but it is also possible that your todler nee...

Answered: 29 Apr 2009
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Hi, You don’t mention how old your child is, or what medication he is on, but I hope your son’s reflux is now under control. It can s...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, If possible you really want to avoid settling baby on the breast to sleep anyway so I would recommend you follow a feed/play/sleep routine and...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, It seems he has developed some sleep associations now and he is perhaps having trouble sleeping without you. I would recommend you try follo...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Alicia, If there is a risk that your baby may have congenital problems then you need to decide if you are going to have further tests to confir...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi Shar, Breast feeding is not easy and it takes several weeks for both mother and baby to learn how to feed. It is important to give it a go as i...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi Vanessa, When baby falls asleep on the breast or being rocked to sleep and you transfer them they wake on their light sleep (as we all do) and...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi China, You need to visit your GP for your baby to be checked. Talk to your GP about the risks of exposing your baby to the virus. Usually they ...

Answered: 08 Mar 2009
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Hi, Please don’t apologise for the long question – and I agree, the more information you can give the easier it generally is. However,...

Answered: 08 Mar 2009
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Maree...
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Hi, Deep down we`re all softies when it comes to hearing our baby cry, but at least if you can make an informed decision it`s easier. When a bab...

Answered: 08 Mar 2009