Rebecca Judd

THE DREADED REFLUX

Have you ever heard of or had heartburn? Have you ever heard of babies with such bad heartburn they cry and cry and cry and cry? These babies are so uncomfortable, miserable and unhappy. The baby’s condition can be very distressing for parents,

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Rebecca Judd

MIDWIFE CATH: HOW TO PUT YOUR NEWBORN TO SLEEP

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

I interview Cath below and I hope you enjoy her story and her interesting take on newborns. She’s so refreshing!

Cath, tell us about your career, how it all started, why midwifery, which kind of mums you’ve worked with and where you are today?

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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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Breastfeeding

Wind ~ it’s overrated!

 

The most common question / concern I get from new parents is about “wind”.  Wind is normal is not going to be life threatening or harmful to your baby.  A baby does’t get wind from too much food and you do not need to walk around the house for hours “trying to get wind up”.

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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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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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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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