Babies are tested for about 25 conditions at about 48 hours of life via a blood test done by a heel prick. The tests were started in the early 1960’s and is known by mums as the ‘heel prick test’.
Welcome to my website. I hope I can help advise and educate you in the early days of of parenting. The first weeks of parenting are really challenging and with my years of experience I aim to guide you through the good days and the long nights.
Written by Midwife and Maternal and Child Healthcare Nurse, Cath Curtin.
How do you know if your baby is developing at a normal rate? As a maternal and child health nurse some of my most frequent consultations are helping anxious mothers determine whether their baby’s behaviour is normal.
Formula is food for your baby and enough of making our new mothers feel guilty about giving babies formula.
Food standards Australia New Zealand is considering placing a “warning” on tins of formula about the risks to infant health of not breastfeeding.
“Who is that new baby’s mum and dad?” asked a three-year-old boy, the son of two clients of mine, who had just welcomed their second child into the world.
His parents were so excited to have their first born son visit his new baby sister they had a huge truck wrapped up next to the new baby for him with his name on a card: “To Jack from your new baby sister Imogen”.
I am lucky in that I’ve always had good sleepers. I feel that this has been helped by the fact that I tried to implement a routine from birth (I know the word ‘routine’ and ‘newborn’ shouldn’t even be used in the same sentence- it’s almost impossible!).