Many parents have encountered conflicting information and advice on the topic of infant tongue tie, particularly in relation to breastfeeding. While some health practitioners regard the presence of a visible frenulum under a baby's tongue as unimportant, others identify it as a potential cause of a myriad of present and future physical problems. Australia's Science Read more
Many parents become concerned about the structure of their baby’s upper lip, its impact on breastfeeding and baby having a gap between the front teeth (diastema) when older. Worry no more – here’s the good news!
https://youtu.be/0aykfIRQf_Q I recently had the privilege of presenting the "Pure Love" video about the wonders of skin to skin contact to a group of media representatives in Sydney. I discussed the science and biology of mother/baby chemistry during skin to skin contact by sharing the following words from Dr Nils Bergman (who works closely with Read more
The pain and fatigue associated with blocked ducts and mastitis can often lead to mothers feeling they can’t continue breastfeeding. Knowing how to identify blocked ducts and treat them promptly and effectively, can avoid the problem progressing to mastitis. WHAT DO BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOCKED DUCTS AND MASTITIS? No one knows the Read more
Everyone's tongues are wagging about "ties"... at least that's how it seems to many parents of babies and young children. "Ties" are being blamed for breastfeeding problems, sleep problems, digestion problems, wind, reflux, babies crying in car seats, as well as potential future problems with speech, and obstructive airway symptoms such as snoring. Social media, Read more
Babies Sleep A Lot. Don’t They? Well, yes they do – but because babies also feed a lot, usually every couple of hours, around the clock, the periods that they are actually asleep are usually quite short, around an hour or two, and then they wake and need to feed again. This is NORMAL and Read more
EVERYONE has advice for new parents. Every person who has become a parent has learned a lot from their own experience and many want to share their wisdom by providing verbal or written advice for others they encounter. Expectant and new parents need to be prepared to receive advice even when they didn’t ask for Read more
All new parents want to do everything right, but of course no one can. Here is a guide to assist the steep learning curve of the first few weeks at home with a new baby.
I think most people have experienced the stress of having a crying baby on board during a flight. The unfortunate mother in the following story did not receive the sympathy or support she really needed. Read New Baby 101's tips for parents travelling with bubs which may avoid a miserable flight for everyone. http://click.mamamia.com.au/?qs=8c62abbb4387d4948b81edbc2fb3f2573feea4764bc121a049c63c2bf6af80d8a19a04248866db2d Flying with Read more
Almost every day I am asked by a parent of a newborn "why does our baby want to be held to go to sleep? He just won't go to sleep in the bassinet". I explain - being held close reassures baby because his brain is "hardwired" to respond to this position as a "safe" place. Read more