Expert panel: Baby care

Questions about Baby care

Avatar Crash...
Jane ...
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You don't mention what volume of formula she's having and without knowing more about her weight and other growth I'm sorry I can't offer you more s...

Answered: 31 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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There is no one right prescriptive answer for this. It really depends on the individual mother, her fitness level and the type and duration of exce...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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Yes - getting this through, the questions don't seem to be as frequent lately as they can be. Thanks for following up. Cheers Jane

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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Thanks for your email. Your attitude that this is a reasonably normal part of children's behaviour and socialising is good, biting and minor confli...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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Most breastfeeding mothers can eat any food in moderation. Some babies react to particular foods in their mother's diet and without experimenting, ...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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Try one of the larger "supermarket" style pharmacies near you and ask the staff if they stock them. If not, you can request they order some in for ...

Answered: 06 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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To the best of my knowledge there is no truth to this rumour, but I will forward your query onto one of the Huggies managers and aim to get an accu...

Answered: 02 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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Although uncommon, it's not impossible for individuals to have different coloured eyes. Genetics plays a role, with dominant and/or recessive genes...

Answered: 02 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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Perhaps it's because the formula is a little thicker, she's feeding more quickly when she's breastfeeding or your flow is a little fast. The other ...

Answered: 02 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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I've never heard of Pure nappies, perhaps they are available in other countries than Australia? But we have excellent quality nappies here, in size...

Answered: 23 Feb 2013
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Jane ...
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It could well be. True labour signs are contractions which are regular and getting stronger and more intense. You could have been in labour at th...

Answered: 12 Feb 2013
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Jane ...
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You are very observant to notice your baby's crawling style and to be asking about it. We used to think that any type of crawling was good, as long...

Answered: 12 Feb 2013
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Jane ...
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It could be that the umbilical stump still retains a small amount of tissue. This is not uncommon but does mean you need to take him to your GP to...

Answered: 12 Feb 2013
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Jane ...
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This is not the usual pattern of teeth eruption, but it's not a sign of needing to worry either. Every baby will erupt teeth in their own good time...

Answered: 12 Feb 2013
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Jane ...
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Well, it may be useful to really consider if you do need to give him a bottle at all. If he's so attached to breastfeeding then he's unlikely to kn...

Answered: 02 Feb 2013
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Jane ...
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Some babies and toddlers do seem to have overactive little sweat glands but in the absense of other concerning signs or symptoms, I would not think...

Answered: 02 Feb 2013
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Jane ...
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Any time from now on really, though each baby is an individual and will get through their milestones in their own sweet time. Keep talking and loo...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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Hi, Without doing a full breastfeeding assessment, it does sound like this could be due to a couple of possibilities. Thrush in your nipples or per...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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Yes, it should be fine. Although she will seem very small to begin with, she will soon grow and the size difference will not be so exteme. Some par...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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When you say a tent are you meaning a sun shade style tent to sit under when you're on the beach or staying in a tent? I'm not sure there are evide...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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Perhaps this is related to dry skin, eczema or another skin condition. Have you tried just using some sort of emollient/moisturising cream on her t...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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I would think so, the pastuerisation process is likely to kill the thrush organism and thrush is not a life threatening infection. However, it woul...

Answered: 26 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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It would help if you go to your local child health centre and enquire about doing an early feeding clinic day stay or perhaps an admission to an ea...

Answered: 18 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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Try not to pick her up the moment she wakes and starts protesting, shshshing and patting her may help. Also a brief cuddle, nappy check and change ...

Answered: 12 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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I'm not sure, it could be due to the change in formula and her gut adjusting to the change in consituents in the milk. There's not much evidence to...

Answered: 12 Jan 2013
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Jane ...
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Good on you for being so observant, but be reassured that generally there is nothing to worry about. Check out this UK link which explains what par...

Answered: 12 Jan 2013