Expert panel: Baby care

Questions about Baby care

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Hi, Nipple shields can be useful, there' no doubt about that. But the issue with them is that they can potentially create problems with supply as t...

Answered: 11 Nov 2012
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This is a common question. If you're sure she needs it and you've spoken with the paed about this, then it seems you have little choice. I can't ac...

Answered: 05 Nov 2012
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Hi, Cow's milk as a drink is not recommended in babies under one year. It's too hard to digest, too low in iron and really not suitable. It's alrig...

Answered: 28 Oct 2012
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This really depends on the make and model of the individual car seat you are buying or have bought. Each has it's own unique features and I urge yo...

Answered: 28 Oct 2012
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I'm not sure I understand the second part of your question, "sleeping one way till the morning", do you mean to sleep through until the morning? At...

Answered: 28 Oct 2012
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If he's growing well and gaining weight and having at least 4-5 bottles during the rest of the day/evening, then he may be ready to stop the overni...

Answered: 05 Nov 2012
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I'm not sure if product samples are routinely sent out to new mums. The best thing to do is for you to try a few different brands and make up your ...

Answered: 28 Oct 2012
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This does sound like your breasts are producing colostrum, which is entirely normal for this stage of your pregnancy. The difference in the consist...

Answered: 28 Oct 2012
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Hi, According to the percentile charts currently in use in Australia, he is betwen the 75th and 90th percentiles for his length, and for his weight...

Answered: 28 Oct 2012
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For his weight he is over the 97th percentile and for his length he is under the 90th so yes, he is a big boy. But there are so many factors which ...

Answered: 18 Nov 2012
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Hi without knowing how your baby is feeding I can only offer you limited information. Constipation is uncommon in fully breastfed babies who are th...

Answered: 14 Oct 2012
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It really depends on their size and weight. You will probably find the premmie nappies will suit them better for a few weeks at least until they g...

Answered: 12 Oct 2012
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Protein and iron based foods are ideal. So red meat, chicken and some dairy foods will help. But milk still needs to be a major part of her diet, s...

Answered: 12 Oct 2012
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Any foods which are high in protein and iron will be good. So meat, chicken and dairy foods (in moderation) should be fine. She also needs plenty o...

Answered: 18 Oct 2012
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If she is breastfeeding and getting plenty of milk, gaining weight and tracking along her percentile charts then don't be concerned. Breastfed babi...

Answered: 12 Oct 2012
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If you've sought the advice of all of these other health professionals I'm not sure I will be able to offer you any further insights. But I'm prett...

Answered: 12 Oct 2012
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He may be protesting because of the restraints, the movement, not being held or he just needs to become accoustomed to it. Make sure you're address...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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The best time to massage is when you have the time to do it in a relaxed and calm way and not rush it. We used to think a massage should always occ...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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I can't actually recommend one formula as being more superior than the other - you will need to make your own decision on this. As health professio...

Answered: 30 Sep 2012
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At 10 months he still needs 3-4 milk feeds each day and three solid serves. Some babies of this age also like a snack at am or pm tea. Make sure yo...

Answered: 22 Sep 2012
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It could be that she's incubating an illness, is extra tired after a couple of big days or is just catching up on some sleep. Most babies go throug...

Answered: 22 Sep 2012
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Hi, I know your question was directed at the child health nurse, but while you're waiting for a response from her, I thought I'd just jump in quick...

Answered: 21 Sep 2012
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This is not an unusual situation, the baby practices the wonderful new sounds they can make and in the process, seem to strain their little vocal c...

Answered: 22 Sep 2012
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If you are breastfeeding, and your baby is back to their birth weight, having plenty of breastfeeds and is wetting at least 6 o r more nappies each...

Answered: 22 Sep 2012
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It's no unuusal for the poos to become firmer after having formula, this is pretty common. As long as you are preparing the formula exactly as dire...

Answered: 22 Sep 2012
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Please check out this site which summarises the best evidence to date http://dermnetnz.org/vascular/haemangioma.html Strawberry birthmarks are re...

Answered: 16 Sep 2012
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Hi, I'm not sure but Catherine Jackson product manager @ Kimberly Clark should be able to help you. Her email address is Catherine.jackson@kcc.com...

Answered: 16 Sep 2012