Expert panel: Baby care

Questions about Baby care

Avatar Tamhi...
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Without seeing the vomit I would only be guessing. Sometimes, in cases of severe reflux there can be slight bleeding of the oesophagus and vomit ca...

Answered: 16 Feb 2014
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I have heard of this before but honestly, it is a question which needs to be asked of your GP/paediatrician and/or a pharmacist. As it relates to m...

Answered: 10 Apr 2014
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The general recommendation around solid introduction is around 6 months of age. As she was premature you would need to correct for her age so at 3....

Answered: 01 Feb 2014
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Hi, Weight percentiles are just one way of assessing a child's growth and overall development but they should not be seen in isolation from other f...

Answered: 27 Jan 2014
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At 3 months of age she's certainly still entitled to overnight feeds. Lots of babies start to have more of a pattern to their day/night feeds from ...

Answered: 27 Jan 2014
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It is very unlikely that he will do this to the point of hurting himself. This is just his way of showing glee and excitement and he is still learn...

Answered: 18 Jan 2014
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Babies are predominately nasal breathers, eg they breathe in an out through their nose. He's probably just deeply asleep when he's doing this and t...

Answered: 18 Jan 2014
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The guide on the tin is exactly that, some babies will want more or less depending on their own individual needs. If she is still hungry after fini...

Answered: 12 Jan 2014
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Hi Iona, The issue of course with breastfeeding is that it is not exact or precise, every feed depending on the baby's hunger and the time of the d...

Answered: 12 Jan 2014
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Yes, absolutely normal as long as the baby is getting sufficient milk with feeds and is close to regaining their birth weight. At this very early s...

Answered: 12 Jan 2014
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I think that a check with your GP or paediatrician would be useful. As you are describing a "gurgling sound" I cannot say that this is ok and you n...

Answered: 12 Jan 2014
Avatar Ydounotc
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If he is thriving and gaining weight and appears to be on track with his development then perhaps his behaviour is just due to normal gut developme...

Answered: 06 Jan 2014
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It is very normal and common for parents to be concerned about having their baby vaccinated so your worries are not unusual at all. And your partne...

Answered: 06 Jan 2014
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The first thing to do is to ensure his hearing and language, eyesight and development are all on track for his age and stage. You may want to have ...

Answered: 06 Jan 2014
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Not generally, though some babies have particularly sensitive skin and they mark more easily. You could try stretching out the crawler size around ...

Answered: 06 Jan 2014
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You may benefit from a short stay at an early parenting centre just so her fluid intake can be monitored when you are in the process of stopping br...

Answered: 28 Dec 2013
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Have you seen a CHN and received some advise from them about how to manage your baby? The reason why I ask this is that it's important to know that...

Answered: 28 Dec 2013
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This is not an uncommon situation, if she's happily breastfeeding and this is the first time she's been offered a bottle and a teat then her reacti...

Answered: 07 Dec 2013
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Perhaps you could experiment with the timing, amount and frequency of his solids. Perhaps offering 1/2 the current volume that you are and seeing i...

Answered: 07 Dec 2013
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Not to the best of my knowledge, but I suggest you check the individual pack to see if an expiry date is included. As long as they are kept dry and...

Answered: 07 Dec 2013
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If you have no other reason to suspect their are issues with his growth or development and he's growing and thriving well and reaching his mileston...

Answered: 30 Nov 2013
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It may be that her prematurity is impacting, but six weeks is not too early. Has she had plenty of floor time and opportunity to practice her rolli...

Answered: 22 Nov 2013
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Unless you have reason to believe she is lactose intolerant and she's not been thriving on the original formula then this is unlikely. A distended ...

Answered: 22 Nov 2013
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If you've no other concerns with his development and he's thriving then yes, it may be completely normal for him. Crawling is a valuable age and st...

Answered: 22 Nov 2013
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It would be useful for you to speak with a lactation consultant and/or child health nurse. They would be able to do a breastfeeding assessment and ...

Answered: 22 Nov 2013
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This can be pretty normal and age appropriate behaviour for a young baby. As long as she is attaching and sucking and your milk supply is adequate ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
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It is highly unlikely the hormonal effects of the Mirena would be impacting on your baby's bowel habits. You don't say if she is breast or bottle f...

Answered: 09 Nov 2013
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I'm not sure that I understand your question, it seems to have been cut off before you completed your query. All babies need to wear nappies until ...

Answered: 04 Nov 2013
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The symptoms you're describing are the more common signs of lactose intolerance - this is not as common as some physicians think it is and for an a...

Answered: 04 Nov 2013
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At 5 months of age she doesn't need extra water to drink, especially if she is breast fed and has free access to the breast and your supply is fine...

Answered: 04 Nov 2013