The newborn baby

Welcome to my new website

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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 all  my years of experience I aim to guide you through the good days and the long nights.  

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The newborn baby

Formula ~ it’s food made for babies

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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.

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Rebecca Judd

INTRODUCING THE NEW BABY TO YOUR TODDLER!

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“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”.

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Rebecca Judd

MIDWIFE CATH- CONTROLLED CRYING (LETS CALL IT PASSIVE SETTLING)

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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!).

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WHY FLOOR PLAY IS IMPORTANT- MIDWIFE CATH

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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.

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Rebecca Judd

MIDWIFE CATH: HOW TO PUT YOUR NEWBORN TO SLEEP

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Dispelling Motherhood Myths about Babies and Sleep.

One of the biggest problems facing new mums is putting your bub to sleep. As a practicing clinician with over 30 years experience I’ve seen even the least confident of new mothers succeed in sleep.

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Rebecca Judd

MIDWIFE CATH

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I would love to introduce you all to my fave midwife and all time amazing friend Cathryn Curtin. Affectionately known as Aunty Cath to the Judd family and many other Victorian families, Cath has helped me immensely through 2 pregnancies and into the baby/parenthood journey.

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Your baby doesn’t sleep ~ here is some help!

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It is impossible to prepare any new parent for sleep deprivation ~ it is by far the biggest issue I see in my consulting practice.  It is possible to problem solve what the problem is by sensible and practice advice,

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