Bowwood Baby Clinic Blog

Be gentle and patient, but firm with your rules.

First Aid Kit for Home and Travel

FIRST AID KIT FOR HOME AND TRAVEL Drown proof your child. Keep all the EMERGNCY NUMBERS visible in your home. Plan your route to the nearest emergency unit. Keep the number of your Paediatrician in your cell phone and written clearly in your first aid kit for your child’s caregiver. Be pro active and attend… Read more »

Human life runs its course in the metamorphosis between receiving and giving. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Breastfeeding with oral thrush

Oral thrush or Candida Albicans is one of the most painful breast feeding conditions. It is caused by a fungal infection and almost always occurs simultaneously in both breasts. Signs and Symptoms for the mother: Itching and burning of the skin over the nipples. Shooting/stabbing pain in the breast. Severe pain when baby latches. Colour… Read more »

Kangaroo Mother Care

Kangaroo Mother Care started in Bogota, Columbia, in an environment where there were too many babies and too little equipment and staff. Two or more babies were being placed in an incubator and this led to infections and often death. The doctors decided that a natural approach would be a good alternative and came up… Read more »

Independent sleeping is relatively new in human history.

Childhood Diseases

CHICKEN POX: Also known as Varicella. Highly contagious disease. Symptoms include headaches, moderate fever, loss of appetite and general feeling of illness. Chicken Pox typically produces a characteristic itchy rash consisting of small raised blisters. These become crusted and may cause scarring. The disease may be more severe in adults. Chickenpox is spread by airborne… Read more »

Milk Matters

‘Mothers Expressing for Others’ Did you know that 50ml of breastmilk a day can save a baby’s life? It can! 50ml of breastmilk can feed a premature baby of 1kg or less for 24 hours and make a huge difference to his or her health. In fact, it can be literally life-saving. Tiny premature babies… Read more »

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. A woman existed, but the mother, never. Rajneesh

Linda Lewis – Postnatal Distress

Giving birth to a child is one of the most profound and significant life-changing events a woman will ever experience. Not only do you have to negotiate a whole new person who has come into your life forever but you also have to negotiate a whole new YOU that has to adjust to the all-encompassing… Read more »