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Marie...
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Hi there, Sounds like you are getting there with your son. Its hard isnt it to keep thinking of different ways in which you can help. Can can tr...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Marie...
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Hi there, There are many things which can aggravate reflux. From teething, bad day, feeling unwell, allergies, overtired, constipation, immunisati...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Glend...
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Hi Melissa, Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. It`s really good to hear that she is happy and thriving; and it sounds like you are do...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi Renae, Oh my goodness, it sounds like things are really tough for you, and I`m sure you must be absolutely exhausted by now!! It sounds like t...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Glend...
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Hi, Congratulations on the birth of your son. It sounds like you are doing a really great job, but you are right to have concerns because of his ...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi Karen, Congrats on the birth of bub number 4. Reflux could be a factor, especially because he is premmie, but that isn’t the only issue...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Hi, Congratulations on the birth of your young daughter. I’m sorry that she is vomiting so much! There are a couple of questions I need to...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Glend...
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Hi Linda, Well done for continuing to look for answers, despite what everyone is telling you. You know your baby best, and you know that somethin...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, Well done on following up on your instincts. That’s not always easy to do, especially if everyone else is saying things like “he&...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Susan...
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Hi, For potential skin-related concerns such as eczema, it’s best to talk with your local doctor. Susan

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Susan...
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Hi, Babies and children have sensitive skin which is why we recommend doing a small patch test first. If the rash persists, talk to your family d...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Susan...
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Hi Marilyn, UV damage to the eyes can start from an early age, and in the long term can cause serious eye problems, such as cataracts, pterygium ...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby, and also for getting the diagnosis so quickly. It isn`t unusual for bubs to object to ta...

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, You don`t say whether Lachlan has been diagnosed with reflux, though I presume he either has been or you suspect reflux since you sent a post...

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write in. It is really lovely to hear how much success you`ve had and that she is over her reflux now. I`m s...

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, Thanks for writing in, and yeouch for the mastitis in both breasts- I can imagine how much THAT hurt!!! Yes, it is possible he is constipated...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, Thanks for contacting our organisation, and congratulations on the birth of your beautiful little bub. Is there a reason why you are keeping ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Kay (...
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Hi Yasmin, It’s great to read that your family takes sun protection seriously. Freckles are rare at birth and usually develop as a resul...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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Marie...
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Hi There, Congratulation on your new son, I glad the health nurse has realized that there is a problem and is giving you some good advice to star...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, That is actually a tough question- reflux can be really difficult to diagnose, and there is such a large range of ways it presents, which of ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi Jen, It’s great that you have seen such a great improvement already, even though all the feeds aren’t easy. I have never used Neoc...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, It sounds like things are really quite difficult still, despite the fact that he has started medication. Feeding difficulties like you are de...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Hi I found it really hard to cope when people would tell me that things would be better by a particular age, only to find out there was no change...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Glend...
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Thanks fafa1975 I am happy to help. I didn’t know there was a supply problem with thickeners at the moment- thanks for the heads up. I ho...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Hi, That`s not necessarily an easy question to answer (esp as I`ve no idea how old he is). My first thought is that it would be important to talk...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Kay (...
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Hi, It’s great to hear that your family is very sunsmart. As this is a clinical question, it is best to seek advice from your family doctor...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Kay (...
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Hi, Babies and children have sensitive skin so sun protection is really important. Infants under six months of age should be kept out of the sun ...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Kay (...
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Hi, The Cancer Council recommends that you talk to your doctor first about using sunscreen on babies less than 6 months old. Babies and children...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Kay (...
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Hi Katherine, Yes it can be hard to get children to keep their hats on but there are a couple of things you could try. You could try playing a g...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Glend...
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Hi, It sounds like you have been on a really tough, isolated road. Unfortunately it isn’t uncommon for reflux children to have ulcers; even...

Answered: 22 Nov 2007