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What You Need To Know About Caring For Your Newborn

What You Need To Know About Caring For Your Newborn After waiting for 40 long, long weeks to meet your bundle of joy, the moment finally arrives, and at last, they’re here! You come home from the hospital, ready to start your new life as a parent, but now what? How do you navigate life with a newborn baby? Why do they cry all the time? Will you sleep ever again? These are perfectly reasonable questions that have been asked by parents across the world since the beginning of time.

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How Soon After Giving Birth Can You Get Pregnant & Other Post-Pregnancy FAQs

How Soon After Giving Birth Can You Get Pregnant & Other Post-Pregnancy FAQs Many mothers find pregnancy to be the most exciting journey of their lives and look forward to reliving the experience all over again. I loved being pregnant but was really nauseous up to around week 13 of my first pregnancy, from then on I began to enjoy one or two ‘good days’ each week where I didn’t feel so bad. Gradually the good days increased until by 16 weeks, I was feeling 100% again. Those weeks of nausea dragged by and I dreaded feeling the same way during my next pregnancy. I needn’t have worried though because I didn’t have one bit of nausea next time around which was a massive relief! Let’s take a look at all you need to know when trying for your next baby...

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Does My Baby Have Silent Reflux?

Does My Baby Have Silent Reflux?

Silent reflux, also called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), is a type of reflux in which the contents of the stomach flow back into the larynx (the voice box), back of the throat and nasal passages. The term "silent" comes into play as the reflux is not necessarily causing any visible symptoms.

Reflux is common in babies as young as a few weeks old. If it persists beyond a year or causes negative side effects for your child, treatment may be recommended by your paediatrician.

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Caring For Your Baby After Tongue Tie Separation

Caring For Your Baby After Tongue Tie Separation Tongue tie is a fairly common condition in newborn babies; more so in boys than girls. The skin joining the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is shorter than normal, which can cause difficulties in breast or bottle feeding. It’s considered a hereditary condition, seeing as there are no known causes. Tongue tie can be easily corrected using a quick and simple surgical procedure. The tongue is separated by cutting the skin below it. In most cases, this can be carried out without anesthetic, as there are hardly any nerve endings under the tongue, and feeding can go back to normal within 24 hours.

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How Long Does Baby Colic Last For?

How Long Does Baby Colic Last For? Approximately 15% of newborns are born with colic every year — a condition diagnosed when a baby cries for more than 3 hours a day. Considering all things, it's hard to believe that more colicky newborns parents are not institutionalised every year! I know it almost sent me over the edge! The subject of colic, its causes and cures, for ages has flummoxed parents and health care providers.

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