Breastfeeding

Tongue tie ~ please don’t cut it

Tongue Tie is a term used to describe the high attachment the frenulum on the undersurface of the tongue. There are a number of Frenums in the oral cavity, but only the lingual and labial frenum cause problems.

Lingual Tongue Tie is a fibrous band of tissue which prevents complete extension of the tongue and is clinically seen as causing a V-shaped deformity of the tip of the tongue.

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SIDS ~ new evidence

The new research by an international team, including a Melbourne scientist, has found babies who die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or  SIDS have brain stem abnormalities that may leave the infant unable to adequately react when faced with a stressor while asleep.

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Midwife Cath’s Wrap ~ wrapping your baby

There are conflicting views about wrapping your baby. I believe it’s important to wrap your baby. The wrap ensures your baby feels secure and settles those busy hands when you’re breastfeeding. It’s helps to wrap when you feed and when your baby is going to sleep.

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Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is a very common problem. It is estimated in Australia that one in three adults and 80% of all pregnant women are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency may also result from some chronic medical conditions and certain medications.

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