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mummieme

6wk growth spurt nightmare!! Lock

i just want to talk and see that this is normal for a 6wks old spurt. My daughter Brylee is so ir...

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Its not unusual for bubs to get unsettled between 6-8 weeks. my boy was a nightmare.(I was so sleep deprived) tney do settled down. ...

joandkirra

Being a new parent! Lock

Hi all, I'd love to give away my new e-book "The Top 20 Insights on Being a New Parent," to the ...

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paige/sarah

stop milk supply after 6 weeks Lock

hi everyone i just wanting to know how to stop my milk supply as i can breast feed anymore as the...

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The hospital I went to gave me a fact sheet on how to stop milk and it was to express when you would feed and cut out 1 express ever...

us_plus_2

conflicting advice Lock

I am a first time mum of a beautiful one month old baby girl. But recently, to my horror, i disco...

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emm_07

Wind Pains, any suggestions Lock

hi my little ds is 1 week old and has awful wind pains after feeds (he is breast fed). I find it...

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thanks for all the suggestions, we are using brauers, it has been ok, but nothing is really working we are having hours and hours of...

ourlittlemonkey

Hypospadias - boy bubbas Lock

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone out there has any experiences with the condition of hypospadia...

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well that was another concern. She said his sexual function shouldnt be affected. This usually occours in more severe cases,Because ...

Milky Tongue? Lock

yep pretty normal..think Amaya has had hers for quite some time...maybe started to go away a litt...

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oral thrush ...both of my babies got it through my milk as i was on alot of antibiotics

Dimetapp Elixer?? Lock

Hi I havent heard of it being linkned to SIDS but have heard that now you require a prescription...

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Medical board is getting more strict on medicines for children under 2 due to the mistackes made by other countries (ie, America don...

iwanttobeamummy

Snortng and gulping Lock

Hello, My DD is 5 weeks old, and over the past week she has started to snort alot when she start...

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Hi, our DD is six weeks old, she snorts a lot too. When she was a newborn I was terrified as she would appear to be choking, her mou...

shelz1003

terrible gas! Lock

hi, my 4 wk old has not done a poo for 8 days now, midwife thismorning said not to worry cause he...

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There are also some thing you could try from the chemist, we are using Infacol for our DD. It's safe to use from one month old, and ...

shelz1003

spewy bubby! Lock

just wandering what u can get for a 5 wk old that cant keep his milk down after every feed? he is...

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Our DD also "spills" after her feeds, we were told not to be concerned as long as she is still putting on weight and still feeding w...

newmum04

Swine Flu Vaccine and breastfeeding Lock

HI all! I also posted this in another area, not sure where to put it!! I have a 7 week old baby...

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I am Positively for most vaccines, but i am definately not getting the swine flu vaccine-i have a 4 1/2 month old-if we were just he...

kitty.08

runny poo!! Lock

my 3 wk old boy who is formula fed he is on soy because the normal formula was a bit strong for h...

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bonachella

immunisation facts Lock

hello i have been reading a book called "health the only immunity" (published in 1995) and i was ...

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from what I have seen at work (which is only the really sick cases) most kids getting really unwell from measles at the moment are e...

lfs360

My 5 week old battling through her first cold! Advice needed? Lock

I raise the mattress in my DD's cot and I put a vaporiser on every night (I only use eucalyptus o...

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Thanks guys this is all GREAT advice!

shelz1003

bottom rash Lock

hi there, i have a 3 wk old boy and he has a circular red rash/ burn mark around his bottom hole....

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Hey My son had bad nappy rash and we switched to warm flannels for a while and also used this cream from the Herb Farm in Palmerst...

Hailes80

Constipation Lock

My little boy is 1 month old. He was constipated for 4 days and we took him to the doc who prescr...

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Thanks for your help, apparently you dont need to seek medical advice unless it has been 5 days but he seems to be in pain and unset...

fiona0809

Cradle Cap Lock

Can anyone make any suggestions how to get rid of cradle cap? My baby has had it for abot 5 week...

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hi. We just had to do my 12 weekolds hair again. What we used was vaseline and then kind of gently scrubbed it out with a comb. firs...

cammo17

nasal congestion + snorting/snuffling when breathing Lock

has anyone had any experience with this with their newborn my baby girl 10 days is in hospital w...

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thanks marriosh yes my girl came home after being in hosp for 13weeks - it was the worst time of my life but almost 3months later al...

allyboppa

frothy poos Lock

My son is 2 weeks old and is doing frothy poos, does anyone know if this is a very bad thing?

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Hi, also watch to make sure bub is getting plenty of hind milk. Too much foremilk , which is apparently higher in lactose can make f...

murphette

nipple thrush Lock

My DS will be 4wks tomorrow and has thrush in the mouth and on his bottom, the doctor gave me nys...

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I only had this a few weeks ago and was about to give up BF altogether. Firstly I was told by the pharmacist to use Daktarin Gel on...

jessica1983

Hard poo Lock

hi my 2 month 3 week old baby is having hard poos latelly and not sure y it has only just started...

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Thankyou i tryed this and it did help. I might get some pear juice from the baby section in coles and see if she likes it couse she ...

iwanttobeamummy

No Poo Lock

Hi, My baby is 4 days old and has not pooed now for 2 days is this normal, should she not be poo...

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My son did not poo for 10 days when he was a newborn. It was because he was not getting enough milk. Unfortunately my milk never c...

boosmummy

Reflux or colic or just a fussy bub Lock

Hi there, My beautiful 3 week old DS who is breastfed has been getting a lot of gas pains in his...

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My DS had the same problem and was diagnosed with silent reflux at 3 weeks. He is bottle fed so we changed formula to a AR one. On...

sparkles2508

3 week old not gained back birth weight yet Lock

Hi everyone, We just had our 3 week check up at the doctors and my daughter has not gained back...

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Hi Firstly i would like to say congratulations to you on the new arrival to the family. I was just having some time to myself and ...

angesoph

Sniffy since coming home from Hospital Lock

Hi everyone, I bought bubs home from the hospital last Saturday, and ever since then she has cau...

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Could be just general mucous bub is still trying to bring up from before birth. My DS is the same and i have used saline drops when ...

DP66FF

help silent reflux Lock

hi im needing some help on formula suited for silent reflux. my boy is 10 weeks been diagnosed b...

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Hi, My bub was diagnosed with silent reflux at 3 weeks. I use Karicare AR, which hepled a lot. Even though your boy is not regurgi...

jessica1983

7weeks old and keeps laying and bending ear forward. Lock

hi everyone my 7week old little girl keeps turning her head and bending her ear forward and makin...

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An osteopath is kind of like a physio. I highly recommend a visit. They will check bub out and will tell you if they think that th...

vickso

Another EXCEMA question! Lock

Just wondering if anyone has tried Graham's Natural Alternative, Calendulis Plus Cream on their c...

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I tried that on my son and it is pretty good. His problem ended up being a dairy intolerance (among other things) which we found ou...

Andrew11

No weight gain in three weeks Lock

Hi there im a worried father i have a newborn 7weeks old who has not gained any weight in 3 weeks...

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all i would say is if u no happy go see another doc and demand a referal to a pedatrition,if nothing comes from it at least u have p...

blinks

Gassy Baby - Diet? please help! Lock

Hi ladies My DD is 9 weeks old and breastfed and for the last 2-3 weeks she has had terrible gas ...

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Hi Ladies! Thanks for all your replies Well. DD is 7 months now. About 6 - 8 weeks after my post she was put on Losec for reflux, ...

blinks

Immunisation - Delay? Lock

Dear Mums This is not a post to attract controversy - Im just interested in any opinions on dela...

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C_hippie_kiwi

Baby accidentally injected with gardasil vaccine Lock

This should be a warning to all parents who choose to vaccinate their babies to be extra vigilant...

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mumznbubz07

one kidney.... Lock

i just found out my 7week old only has one kidney, wanted to no if anyone else has had this issue...

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Hi mumznbubz07, firstly congratulations on the birth of your baby boy. I am 33 years old and was born also with one kidney, back i...

AHC&L

cooled boiled water for wind? Lock

How and when do I try this for my 2 week old boy? He struggles after feeds and I want to try this...

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yep..works a treat we would give it to ds at a young age because he struggled with bringing up wind...we would put cool boiled wate...

jenny81

3 month old just tested positive for CMV Lock

Hi, I have a 3 month old baby boy who has just tested positive for CMV. It is a past infection, w...

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bubone09

Temperature Lock

My 5 week old, has a slight temp - 37.1 degrees and last 3 poos have been a bit funny, normal col...

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I think a usual temp is 36.7 If you are unsure maybe try the numbers for child health in the front of your bubbas health record boo...

sweaty hands and feet Lock

Hi there, My bubba is 8 weeks old and has terribly cold but sweaty feet. Her hands are the same...

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poppibear

Measles,has anyone had a newborn that has caught it? Lock

Hi, I have a 6 week old daughter.The other day she was being nursed by a family friend.The follow...

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Hi, My daughter got measles when she was quite young, not as young as your daughter though. It took 3 trips to doctors for them to ...

tarnz1990

My baby has the flu! Lock

My wee boy has the flu and isnt feeding properly because of it. Please give ideas on how to get h...

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My little boy has a cold as well and at the moment I just make sure he is upright abit so he can breath and I got some drops that yo...