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Hi There, It can be so confusing when you are suddenly told that someone believes you are off the track, I had that happen once and felt quite at...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi Antonietta, There can be many reasons a bub suddenly gets a little fussy, in fact there is some interesting new information about these fussy ...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi Cosima, Sounds like you are both going great, well done. Really baby is your best guide. You may like to offer baby a little more at each m...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi There, At this age one of the important things to keep in mind is that food rejection isnt necessarily food dislike. It can take 10-15 times...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi Stella, Solids of any kind are best introduced around 6 months and when baby shows clear signs of readiness. Early introduction of solids ca...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi There, There is so much info out there and so many opinions, the first time around it can be very confusing. Just like when you breastfed b...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi Emma, You may need to talk to your pharmacist to enquire about another form of iron supplement. There are some that are gentler than others. If...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi There, There are really only very general guidelines for the amount of formula, all babies are different and at the end of the day your baby ...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi Kat, I’m so pleased to hear that I was able to help you before. Thank you for the feedback- it’s lovely! Congratulations on the b...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi There, Sounds like you are both making great head way, well done. I have copied in a link to the tip sheet I wrote on solids and a fridge c...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi There, Yes it probably would be a good idea to meet increase his feeds slightly given his weight and age, offer bottles first as they provide...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi There, Well done to you, and you must be a great cook! Variety is an excellent goal, it really can make creating a healthy diet easy. I mu...

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Hi There, Fussy eating can really have you pulling your hair out! I have a five year old who is showing signs of coming out of it, but on glimp...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi There, If you have been recommended to use formula keep trying. Remember though it is a change for baby, as will the different teats and for...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi There, In the early months it is best to offer any new food over a 3-5 day period, without introducing any other new foods in this time. Onc...

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Hi Kerrie, Yes sounds like you have a little one who is sensitive to food chemicals. I have copied in some info below on food additives, basical...

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Hi Karissa, I think he is just grazing all day and night and because he is feeding so often through the night he therefore takes in less during th...

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Hi, This is very normal for your first pregnancy. It is always difficult when other people say that you are not showing much or you are not very bi...

Answered: 22 Aug 2008
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Hi Alicia, Try not to worry. This is very normal at her age. Leave it for a little while and then try again. You could also try a bit of bribery at...

Answered: 22 Aug 2008
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Hi, Yes solids can see quite confusing. Up until 12 months of age babies still rely on breastmilk or formula and until 9 months it really is a majo...

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Hi Carrie, For a while it can seem that you are running blind with breastfeeding, but ultimately your baby’s growth and development are exce...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi There, At 3 months 7.1kg is really only on the 85th percentile, so there are still at least 25% of other boys that are bigger than he is. My s...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi There, I guess it may be easier if I give you my take on solids, it does sound as though you are going great and if baby is happily progressing...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi There, It can be heart breaking when you little one is unwell and they can be so stoic, I think often far more than us adults. There are just ...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi Maria, Just to start with I would suggest that you check on baby’s growth and development, you may be surprised to find that she is still...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi Sally, We used to look at babies and solids in terms of their digestive system but today we know that in fact it is more about their ability to...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi There, Well done to you for asking this question. Basically it comes down to a shift in understanding. I think we (lay people and health care...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi Katy, There are really only very general guidelines for the amount of formula, all babies are different and at the end of the day your baby is ...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi There, Yes I agree with you (so often mums know best, but we under estimate ourselves). One thing I would recommend is taking the fruit juic...

Answered: 01 Aug 2008
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Hi Rebecca, It sounds like you have been doing well by trusting your instincts. Does the CHN agree with your thoughts about reflux? It does sound ...

Answered: 01 Aug 2008