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What Is Tongue Tie & Can It Be Treated?

What Is Tongue Tie & Can It Be Treated?

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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What Is Baby-Led Weaning?

What Is Baby-Led Weaning? Baby-led weaning is gaining popularity, particularly among younger parents who seek a more natural and family-friendly way to feed their child. It involves your child in mealtimes. By offering your baby only finger foods and letting them feed themselves from the start (rather than spoon-feeding them puréed or mashed foods) you can offer a range of small, finger-sized pieces of food.

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Newborn Care: Tips for Parents and Young Families

Newborn Care: Tips for Parents and Young Families It goes without saying that bringing a newborn into your household is a life-changing experience and can present some difficulties for Mom and Dad. It’s crucial to exercise self-care so that both parents are in the best possible frame of mind to parent their new bundle of joy.

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When Does Reflux Peak In Babies?

When Does Reflux Peak In Babies? Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease affects up to half of all babies under the age of three months. It can happen several times throughout the day, especially after meals. When food is swallowed into the stomach, but subsequently regurgitates back into the oesophagus, this is known as regurgitation (food pipe). It may then return to the stomach (and down the gastrointestinal tract), or it may wash up to the mouth or beyond, resulting in a vomit or feed spill.

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How To Breastfeed A Newborn

How To Breastfeed A Newborn

Those breastfeeding parents you've seen make it look so simple. They open a button and latch on a baby without missing a beat of conversation or a bite of food, as if breastfeeding were the most natural process on the planet. While the source may be natural, it does not always come readily.

There's a lot to learn whether your first time is a breeze, a struggle, or somewhere in the between. So the more you understand about technique (how to position baby), mechanics (how to tell if baby is getting enough milk), and logistics (when one meal is over and it's time for another), the more confident and empowered you will feel.

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