Hand Foot & Mouth Disease

Hand foot and mouth disease   Many parents are left baffled by a hand, foot and mouth diagnosis.Isn’t that the domain of sheep and cows? Rest assured, hand, foot and mouth virus IS NOT related to the foot and mouth disease found in animals. Hand, foot and mouth is a mild illness, usually caused by […]

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febrile convulsions

Febrile convulsions A sudden change in your child’s body temperature-usually prompted by a fever-can cause them to have a fit or seizure. These are called febrile convulsions. They are not harmful or dangerous to your child, but they can be very frightening for parents to witness. One in 30 children with a high fever (39+) […]

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Rashes

Rashes   Rashes cause a lot of stress and panic for parents, but they are a very common side effect of viral infections, and not usually cause for concern. Thankfully, the rashes that DO signal a more serious infection also tend to have their own unique characteristics that help to distinguish them from more common, […]

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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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Customised Feeding Plan

Feeding your newborn.  Have informed options before giving birth. We all hear about birth plans and try and make informed choices about how we want the baby to enter the world; however, in many cases, things don’t always go to plan.  This is the same for feeding your newborn.  As a midwife for over 42 years, […]

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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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