Breastfeeding

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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Bathing babies

Warm water rather than wipes ~ easier and cheaper too

Baby wipes have been proven to cause dermatitis on adult skin.  A newborn baby has really sensitive skin and constant wiping with the baby wipes can cause damage to the skin.  If you count how many times you change a baby’s nappy and add up all the times you wipe your baby’s skin,

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Breastfeeding

The newborn baby ~ primitive reflexes

Your baby has many primitive reflexes – the startle, or Morrow reflex. Your baby also has a sucking reflex. When the nipple stimulates the baby’s tongue, he will suck and swallow, suck and swallow. It’s a primitive urge to live,

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Baby led weaning

Baby led weaning ~ some facts

Regarding “baby led weaning”. In Australia and USA “weaning” means giving up breast feeding or nursing the baby. In the UK “weaning” means adding food to the milk diet. It’s very important for new mothers to understand that milk is the primary food for a baby under 12 months of age with food or “solids”

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Changing a nappy

Mittens are for kittens ~ baby nail and skin advice

Babies are born with dry skin. We all think dry skin needs moisturiser, but the best thing to do is leave it alone. The baby sheds the top layer of his skin over the first four to five weeks, and by the time he is six to ten weeks old,

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