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Most women find their breasts have returned to a pre-pregnancy size by around 4-6 weeks after weaning. But like you're saying this depends on a num...

Answered: 18 Jan 2014
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Hi, Your query ran out before the end of the email so I'm not really clear about your question. However, I'm thinking it probably relates to the ag...

Answered: 12 Jan 2014
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This sounds like a normal developmental phase of your toddler wanting to exert a little independence and control which is normal and very age appro...

Answered: 06 Jan 2014
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Kids, like adults have their own personality and temperament and it's very hard to force relationships on them. The age difference may be making a ...

Answered: 07 Dec 2013
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No, but it does sound as if you are struggling and for this reason, a check with your GP is essential. You may be depressed and if so, need support...

Answered: 30 Nov 2013
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She may be small because of her genetics - the influence of both parents plays a role. But also pre-birth factors such as the pregnancy and birth a...

Answered: 30 Nov 2013
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It's hard to say, emotional meltdowns are not unusual and they often happen when parents are stressed, need to be in a dozen other places and just ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
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This can vary between women, it can take up to six months before breasts return to their pre lactation size, but in terms of shape there is general...

Answered: 28 Oct 2013
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Your question can only be answered by someone qualified to practice law and give you specific family law advice. There are too many variables and i...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
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The trick is to try to keep them dry, you did the right thing by throwing out the duck. Sometimes putting toys through the dishwasher every so ofte...

Answered: 20 Sep 2013
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If you are worried about her speech and language development you need firstly to have her hearing checked. You can get a referral to an audiologist...

Answered: 20 Sep 2013
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Perhaps it's the amount and type of solids he's having? If he's drinking a lot of milk and then filling up on solids he's likely to have a gut ache...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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There can be a delay of a couple of years between day and night time toilet training. Boys tend to be a bit slower than girls and there is a very s...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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Hi, Not that I'm aware of. But I do know that mums of multiples tend to stock up on supplies when there are good specials on so there's some cost s...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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Hi, Thanks for your question. At 14 months her ability to be toilet trained is very limited. She is simply too young and her nervous system too imm...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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A check up with your GP may be useful. Perhaps a hearing test and even a vision test would help to rule out any medical or behavioural issues she's...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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It could be just related to his temperament and personality, although he shares the same DNA as his brothers he's still a unique little person. Per...

Answered: 14 Jul 2013
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When you say cow's milk do you mean straight cow's milk from the bottle or cow's milk derived formula? If you're giving him plain cow's milk this w...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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At nine months of age, he does not and cannot understand that from a socially appropriate view, hitting others is not ok. This behaviour is probabl...

Answered: 15 Jun 2013
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This is almost surely a developmental stage and she's learning how to dress and undress herself and in the process gain some attention. You need to...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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You need to speak with him about this, in a calm way. Leaving her in the car is not a safe practice and although he probably felt that he didn't wa...

Answered: 11 May 2013
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I'm sorry, I'm unable to help you. I'm sure if you do a Google search you will come up with some lovely ideas. Cheers Jane

Answered: 04 May 2013
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I think for her medical issues you need to follow the guidance of her doctor, perhaps a referral to a paediatrician would be useful. Is her hearing...

Answered: 27 Apr 2013
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I'm sorry, I've never heard of black mastitis. I'm wondering why you need treatment for it or do you mean she does? Mastitis can be complex to clea...

Answered: 20 Apr 2013
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You would be best off to speak with a pharmacist. There are anti-itch remedies such as creams and ointments but to be most effective, the bites nee...

Answered: 06 Apr 2013