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As health professionals we use weighing babies only as a quick guide (a screening tool) to confirm growth Lets see some facts about weighing babies The average birthweight of a term baby (37-40 weeks) is between 2,500-4,000g. Birth weight is a marker of intrauterine environment. These markers include length of pregnacy size of parents birth

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There is SOOOOOOO much information available to us all at the tap of a finger, it’s great. However we need to be very discerning when it comes to getting good information, particularly when it comes to breastfeeding. Over more than 20 years of being a lactation consultant I have collected what I think are the

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I recently did some interviews with the breast pump development company Medela for their revised website. The information on the revised site is really good and is all evidenced based. They have set the information out on a timeline starting with pregnancy through the first 6 months of your breastfeeding journey. You can pick out

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Maternal and Child Health Nurse I have been working in my new job rotating between 2 remote Kimberley communities coming up to 2 months now. Indigenous babies Are the most beautiful babies in the whole world! Their sparkling shiny eyes watch every move you make, then when you start talking to them telling them how

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We are in Kununurra now. I have a couple of days orientation in town before I catch the flying doctor plane on Wednesday to the Warmun community. This will be the first visit to one of the 2 communities where I am the Maternal and Child Health nurse for the next 6 months.   The

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Before you know it your little baby isn’t a little baby any more Capture the moment while you can! Kate Etherington has a studio at her place or she will visit you at home to photograph your new baby. Check out her website for full details and examples of her work. Kate likes to work

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Then why not join this study at The University of Western Australia The Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group This research group right here in little old Perth is a very important world renowned research team that has studied many aspects of breastfeeding and discovered many new things about breastmilk, how mothers and babies feed and

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Would you like to know more about how your baby breastfeeds? See the link below to the information sheet to find out more and to get contact details for this study with the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group In Perth Western Australia. flyer_HHLRG_UWA_2015 It is really interesting and enjoyable being involved in research projects. Most

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The new Spectra 2 pumps that have been on back order are now here. Both Debbie and myself have the Spectra S2 and the s9 available for either hire or sale. These pumps do an awesome job and are very well priced. Debbie and I are always happy to show you how to use them to

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This is a facebook post from one of my totally awesome nieces, Casey!! She now lives in Florida USA. It was on Carry The Future, a facebook page specifically started to collect preloved baby carriers to give to refugees. What a brilliant idea. I’m going to unpack my old one today!!! This is such an

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