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How Often Should I Feed My Baby?

It is important to remember that every baby is a different and these first few weeks are about learning about each other and what works for you and your baby. You will be inundated with advice from well-meaning family members, different techniques from health professionals, your friends and new mums. This can seem overwhelming at times and the advice will be conflicting! If you are struggling with any aspect of breastfeeding I would always advise visiting a breastfeeding support group to get…

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The Worry Every New Mum Has When Starting Breastfeeding

‘How do I know how much they are getting?’

Nearly all new parents (myself included) worry in the first few days of breastfeeding that their baby is getting enough milk. The mere fact that you cannot see how much they are taking at each feed is disconcerting.  Your role as a parent is to care for this tiny individual’s every need and keeping them fed is an essential part of that role and you can’t even tell how many mls they took at the last feed! However, be reassured that there are very clear…

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The Food App We Cannot Eat Without (FREE APP)

When it comes to buying food or eating out, the sheer amount of choice out there is a metabolic minefield, not to mention trying to get past the ambiguity of labels these days. All Natural? What does that actually mean? While it MAY be fine for the Average Joe, 10% of the population these days has a food allergy, 20% have a food intolerance and the rest of us are on a mission to eat healthier by cutting out our dairy, gluten, and/or sugar. But what about Vegans, Vegetarians, and Paleos? We live…

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Anxiety & Kids - When Back to School is the Trigger

Recent research shows 1 in 8 children experience anxiety or panic attacks. A common trigger is going back to school after a long break. It can evoke intense worry in children for different reasons. Most of us have experienced anticipatory anxiety about doing something new or different. Symptoms of anxiety include butterflies in our stomach, sweaty palms, a tight chest and a feeling that something could go terribly wrong. But when anxiety becomes more chronic, other symptoms can develop and this…

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Homeopathy - Is your baby crying every hour most nights? A Silent Reflux Case

One of the things I love about my job is I get to meet lots of babies. The single most common reason parents bring their babies to me is Silent Reflux and Homeopathy offers fast relief.

My most recent patient with this condition is Tom. Tom is 5 months old and used be awake every hour most nights. He would cry and groan all night and the only thing to give him some relief was being held upright. Throughout the day he was posseting continuously, grumbling  a lot  and a couple of times a week he…

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