Expert panel: Baby care

Questions about Baby care

Avatar lou2010
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If he is sharing your bed this will make things harder for you both. You need to decide if you want to stop breastfeeding altogether and just be fi...

Answered: 04 Nov 2013
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There is no defined age limit for when children should be cared for by adults other than their parents. What is important is that you are satisfied...

Answered: 04 Nov 2013
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The current recommendations around solids introduction is that from around 5 months onwards and in no particular order, solids can be introduced. A...

Answered: 28 Oct 2013
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This is not an uncommon query, some babies/toddlers do produce more urine overnight and it's a challenge to find a nappy to absorb all the urine th...

Answered: 28 Oct 2013
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I wouldn't think so, unless you were sweating litres of water and not replacing it by drinking. But I'm wondering why you are sweating so much. Per...

Answered: 07 Oct 2013
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I honestly cannot say, and neither can anyone else without seeing her and having her physically checked. I would suggest you take her to your GP or...

Answered: 06 Oct 2013
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Regarding the sticky eye, you do need to have her seen by your GP. The yellow "gunk" indicates she may have a bacterial infection and she could nee...

Answered: 06 Oct 2013
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Hi, From my experience I'm aware that some parents find it to be very good. But as a health professional I cannot recommend any form of "therapy" w...

Answered: 06 Oct 2013
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It's quite normal for breastfeeding babies to not poo for up to a week or even more, however, this depends on if they are getting enough milk and a...

Answered: 06 Oct 2013
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She could be going through a growth spurt, be incubating an illness or just going through an unsettled phase. Have you had her checked by your CHN ...

Answered: 07 Oct 2013
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Well, the first thing to do is remind yourself that stressing won't help. You could talk to your midwife or obstetrician or perhaps a lactation con...

Answered: 28 Sep 2013
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Hi, Your question is a really good one and you're doing the right thing by researching your options first. As a health professional I am obligated ...

Answered: 28 Sep 2013
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It really depends on the type of anti depressant you are prescribed. As long as the doctor knows you are breastfeeding then they will check to make...

Answered: 28 Sep 2013
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There's often no one reason why babies start waking through the night when they've previously been sleeping for longer periods. Sleep is a dynamic ...

Answered: 20 Sep 2013
Avatar mama kj
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You need to go back to your paediatrician and speak with them about this. Giving conflicting advice about her feeding and formula is too risky and ...

Answered: 20 Sep 2013
Avatar MyLit...
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It may be that she is going through a growth spurt which is common at around 6 weeks of age. Have you had her weight and growth checked at your chi...

Answered: 12 Sep 2013
Avatar B_Ilo...
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Yes it can be. But without me being able to see exactly what he's doing firsthand, then I can't say with any certainty. Check with your CHN, GP or ...

Answered: 14 Sep 2013
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At 12 weeks she would be on the young side of teething, teething doesn't usually occur until around 6 months of age though of course, every baby is...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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Not really, but any nasal congestion does need to be checked out by a doctor. Babies have such narrow little airways into their nose and they are w...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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Urine output is certainly an indicator for the fluid/milk volume a baby is taking in. Ten hours is a long time to have a dry nappy and I would thin...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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A normal temperature for any of us is around 36.1-37.3 C. But it's not just the elevated temperature which parents should be alert for; if the chi...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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Some babies only really sit well once they're crawling and they learn to shuffle their bottom around to sit after being on all fours. You could get...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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It may be, but most babies reflux to a greater or lesser degree and unless it's causing problems with weight gain or the baby is not generally happ...

Answered: 17 Aug 2013
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It may well be because of the iron content in the formula. This is often described as being khaki green, sticky and pasty and darker green with the...

Answered: 17 Aug 2013
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As long as his poos are soft and pasty and not hard, dry and pebbly then he's not constipated. Some newborns do strain and grunt and carry on when ...

Answered: 17 Aug 2013
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It would be unlikely that his behaviour is due to teething. Generally, teeth don't begin to erupt until closer to six months though having said tha...

Answered: 11 Aug 2013