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Co-Sleeping…

Should we allow our baby in our bed? Are we spoiling her? For how long…? Most parents ask themselves these questions Make a decision that you are both comfortable with… it is entirely up to you! Try and avoid being…

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Advantages of Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the most nutritious food for your baby. Enhances optimal growth for brain and body development. Easily digested by your baby’s immature digestive system. Contains unique proteins and fats required to stimulate brain development. Contains antibodies which protect…

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Engorged Breasts

Symptoms: Breasts are painful. Hard and swollen especially under the armpits. Lumpy, shiny and tight skin. Nipples may become flat due to swollen and tense breasts. Causes: Common on day 2 to 5 when milk supply comes in. Caused by…

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The Importance of Hearing Tests

by DR KIRSTY DONALD – Red Cross Childrens Hospital Early detection and intervention for hearing impairment has become an increasingly important aspect of neonatal care in well-resourced countries. Rising numbers of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) programmes have been implemented…

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Our Precious Preemie

By Sue Dickson “You’re already two centimetres dilated and having contractions. You’re in early labour!” They’re shocking words to hear at your 29-week appointment with your gynae, so it was just as well I was lying down. “Go out the…

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Rawlicious!

Attention all moms with fussy toddlers… Fresh juices are the answer!! Give the whole family raw fresh juices by combining a variety of fruit and vegetables in a juicer. Apples Carrots Broccoli Ginger Celery Spinach Pears Pineapples Beetroot … all…

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What is Postnatal Distress?

An excerpt from a new book by renowned therapist LINDA LEWIS called “WHEN YOUR BLESSINGS DON’T COUNT – A Guide to Recognising and Overcoming Postnatal Distress” There are three types of mood disturbance that could follow childbirth and they are…