August 1, 2013

Breast or bottle refusal can be a distressing occurrence for both mother and baby.


Often the baby has previously fed happily, then for some reason, begins to refuse a feed. Causes may be apparent such as: an alert baby being easily distract...

December 1, 2012

Continuing on from my last article on Combined Feeding – Breast and Bottle, I’d like to take a look at some practical tips and some of the problems that can occur and steps to help avoid them.

There are several practical things that you can...

November 1, 2012

In this article I’d like to look at both the benefits and some of the challenges that many face when combined feeding.

Combined feeding may not always be a choice. The most common reason is that baby is not receiving enough from the breast...

November 1, 2011

These tips are gleaned from the experience of first-time parents travelling on long-haul overseas flights to the USA and Europe for 6-8 weeks at a time. We travelled on three occasions, when our son was 6 months, 12 months and 18months of a...

May 1, 2011

Part 2 of Fussy Feeders

In the previous article I discussed some of the behavioural reasons behind fussy feeding.  This month I would like to take a closer look at those children who are plainly not comfortable while eating or are literally...

April 1, 2011

Having worked amongst many babies and toddlers who either fuss at the breast/bottle or are refusing or fussy with their solids I would like to discus some of the reasons I have found are quite common causes of this fussiness.  Fussy feeders...

December 31, 2010

We all need iron for brain function, energy and growth (in children) and to fight infections.  Iron carries oxygen in the blood to cells around the body including the brain.  Our immune system also depends on iron to work properly.



October 29, 2010

Congenital hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency is the most common preventable cause of mental retardation in the world. Iodine is not produced by our bodies so it must become an essential part of our diet. Iodine deficiency can lead to...

WHO's recommendation

Some years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that solids not be introduced to infants until they were at least 6 months old. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) followed with a sim...

November 1, 2008

Having recently seen a few babies with tongue tie or Ankyloglossia I asked Dr Laurie Kobler if I could use his article to inform parents of this sometimes debilitating condition.   These days many doctors either neglect to inform parents or...

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