Bathing babies

Bringing baby Max home ~ a reflection

The hospital’s care was great, Nat got through a caesarean (Max was 12 days late and just not coming not matter what we tried) and Max was doing ok. Then 4 days later we are sent on our way. We just leave the hospital with him,

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Breastfeeding

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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Family

Thalassaemia

Beta (β) Thalassaemia

Thalassaemia is a group of blood disorders affecting haemoglobin production. Haemoglobin is a protein in the blood that carries oxygen around our bodies. Thalassaemia is passed from parent to child in genes. Genes carry information about human characteristics such as eye colour,

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Family

Whooping Cough

Whooping cough (or pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by bacteria. It can affect babies, children and adults. For adolescents and adults the infection may only be a persistent cough, however for young children whooping cough can be life threatening.

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