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...

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...

June 30, 2010

The psychological impact of your baby’s reflux on you and your family

I am a mother of two children who both suffered from reflux as babies and a psychologist who continues to see exhausted and distraught mothers of babies with reflux in my...

May 29, 2010

When Karen Eriksen’s son began refusing almost all food at the age of two, it would take five years and several specialists to establish what the problem was.

My child lives on air alone.  You think I am exaggerating, but not really.  My se...

February 27, 2010

For the first few months of a baby’s life your baby has three basic needs - feeding, sleeping and love.  A well fed baby is generally a happy baby.  ‘Nutrition’ then is the first and most important need of a baby, for without it you will no...

April 29, 2008

As a mothercraft nurse I visit many homes with unsettled babies.  Parents pacing the floor, pulling their hair out having tried every remedy and potions family and friends have suggested with little or no improvement.  The nightmare some fa...

April 28, 2008

Breast refusal can be a distressing occurrence for both mother and baby.  Often the baby has previously fed happily, then for some unknown reason, begins to refuse to feed.  Causes may be apparent, but often there does not seem to be a caus...

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