Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie is a term used to describe the high attachment the frenulum on the undersurface of the tongue. There are a number of Frenums in the oral cavity, but only the lingual and labial frenum cause problems. Lingual Tongue Tie is a fibrous band of tissue which prevents complete extension of the tongue and […]

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Pulled Elbow ~ OUCH

There are some times parents play, swing, hold, grab their child thinking it’s fun…but it has me cringing with anxiety. A pulled elbow is one of them. They are completely preventable and here is a few hints to prevent this painful episode for your little one Prevention • don’t swing your child by his arms […]

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The dreaded reflux

Have you ever heard of or had heartburn? Have you ever heard of babies with such bad heartburn they cry and cry and cry and cry? These babies are so uncomfortable, miserable and unhappy. The baby’s condition can be very distressing for parents, particularly first time mothers, who think the reason their baby is crying […]

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Neonatal rash ~ put only water on it

Pink pimples (”neonatal acne”) are sometimes thought to be caused by exposure in the womb to maternal hormones. No treatment is needed, just time. They can last for weeks or even months on a baby’s skin. Erythema toxicum is another common newborn rash. . It looks like red blotches with ill-defined borders that are slightly raised, and may have […]

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Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is a very common problem. It is estimated in Australia that one in three adults and 80% of all pregnant women are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency may also result from some chronic medical conditions and certain medications. Ninety percent of our vitamin D is made in the skin via sun […]

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Whooping Cough

Whooping cough (or pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by bacteria. It can affect babies, children and adults. For adolescents and adults the infection may only be a persistent cough, however for young children whooping cough can be life threatening. The cough can obstruct a baby’s breathing and they may lack oxygen and […]

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