Expert panel: Baby care

Questions about Baby care

Avatar marnied
Jane ...
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Generally, the progesterone only mini pill is fine and not contraindicated with breastfeeding. Occasionally supply can drop when first starting it ...

Answered: 18 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Yes, it can be. At 5 days of age it is too early to expect any structure or routine with breastfeeding. Your supply will still be establishing and ...

Answered: 17 Aug 2010
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Hi Jadesimon, Thank you for your question. I’m sorry your son is refusing solids. You may already be aware, but lots of families report that their ...

Answered: 17 Aug 2010
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Hi, It sounds like you have had a difficult time with you son, though well done for continuing to ask questions and look for answers so that he can...

Answered: 17 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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There can be a period of adjustment and transition from breast milk to formula , over time their poos settle to a more pasty co...

Answered: 15 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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If you are worried about him then yes, take him to be checked by a doctor. I can't say if there is something which may be impacting on his appetite...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, Poo can vary in both colour and consistency, and as you've worked out, depends on what solids have been eaten. As long as there is no unusual o...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Yes, this is normal, age appropriate and entirely expected at this age. You may find he is drooling alot as well and wants to suck on his fingers ...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, Depending on the source of information, the answer can vary. From a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 12 months and anywhere inbetween. The c...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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This warrants checking by your doctor who may think it necessary to refer your baby to a specialist paediatric opthamologist. If you l...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
Avatar Rosslie
Jane ...
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Hi, There are often causes for a diminished breast milk supply so it is important your friend speaks with a child health nurse or lactation consult...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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I can see why travelling so soon after the birth is necessary, but there are a few factors to consider. You sitting in a car for 6 hours while you...

Answered: 03 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Breastfed babies poos can vary in colour, consistency and even odour. They tend not to be constipated and the motions are generally soft and non so...

Answered: 02 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, I can't recommend one paediatrician over another, but if you are dissatisfied with the care you are receiving, then you have a right to a secon...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, What he could be doing is gaze avoidance due to tirednes or wanting to seek lots of stimulation and just check out his environment. but it is i...

Answered: 02 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, Go to infant nappies which are likely to fit her better. Cheers Jane

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Yes you can though generally, the recommendation is to sleep them separately. If one flings their arm over the other one's face this could potentia...

Answered: 01 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, You're right, it has been used for years but there's some indication that perhaps it's not as good as other. It is mineral based and some healt...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, This fussiness at the breast could be related to the viral illness she's had, a reponse to you having a lowered supply (from being unwell yours...

Answered: 28 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, I can't recommend one formula over another, however, can tell you that most of the formulas on the market are pretty similar, with some small d...

Answered: 29 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, Genetics, environment, gender, nutrition and individual characteristics all influence size. If his dad is a big man this will impact on your so...

Answered: 14 Aug 2010
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Jane ...
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It depends on the individual maturity and dexterity of the baby. Some will do it from around 9 months, others are younger. But we don't advice par...

Answered: 26 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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An average number of bottles at this age is around 4-5 of approximately 200-240mls per feed. If she is still adjusting to a different formula, perh...

Answered: 25 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, I just checked the site as well and it wouldn't connect, so I wonder what's going on as well. But I have found a telephone number which is conn...

Answered: 22 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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The first thing to acknowledge is how good it is that her hip dysplasia was picked up early. Treatment is always more effective and has better out...

Answered: 22 Jul 2010
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Hi Barnsie, Thank you for your question. I’m sorry your baby girl is suffering from reflux, and that she is waking throughout the night. It isn’t ...

Answered: 23 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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No, Sorry to say there is no science, or evidence which support the use of amber beads.The only individuals they benefit are the sales people who a...

Answered: 22 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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Babies who are breastfeeding don't generally become constipated. As long as they are getting sufficient volumes at feeds times and number of feeds ...

Answered: 22 Jul 2010
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Jane ...
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Hi, This is such a common experience so don't feel alone. After a vaginal delivery there is generally some change to the pelvic floor muscles and ...

Answered: 22 Jul 2010