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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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I have had a long standing passionate desire to work with our indigenous people. They master breastfeeding so easily compared to the rest of us and I really want to learn from them how they do it so easily and successfully. My sister Debbie  also works as a private lactation consultant and has the same

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Isn’t little Minnie fantastic? Babies respond to music and rhythm as soon as they are born. They like to be rocked when they are falling asleep or they enjoy listening to their mobile while lying in their cot — to babies, music can be soothing and calming. Even at a very young age children are

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Babies respond to music and rhythm as soon as they are born. They like to be rocked when they are falling asleep or they enjoy listening to their mobile while lying in their cot — to babies, music can be soothing and calming. Even at a very young age children are responsive to music —

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Milk Profile We lend BabyWeigh scales to mothers who would like to measure their milk profile by weighing their baby before and after each breastfeed or expression from each breast for a period of 24-26 hours, at home, and collecting a small (<1 mL) milk sample each time their baby is weighed. From these data

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Breast pumps I now sell S2 and S9 Spectra breast pumps. I also stock a range of different shield sizes along with other spare parts. Most mothers these days want to be able to express their milk for their baby for a range of different reasons, contact me if you wish to discuss your needs

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Feeling like your upside down ?? Having information you can trust, that is not conflicting is what every new family wants. Here is a list of good websites

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How and why loving relationships with parents and carers are critical in early child development, and how playing with your child helps development. Source: Child development and relationships | Raising Children Network

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Medela supports breastfeeding moms and babies with a variety of breastpumps, breastpump accessories, breastfeeding products and nursing intimate apparel. We also offer breastfeeding information, support and tips. Source: Medela Breastshield Sizing Guide | Medela Moments | Medela Moments

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Toileting Tots | Creating Toilet Masters.  

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