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Do Breastfed Babies Get Reflux?

Do Breastfed Babies Get Reflux? Babies who are not latching effectively for breastfeeds may develop reflux symptoms. This can be because they are taking in air when feeding or when crying. Sometimes, babies just need to be in a slightly different position to latch more deeply. Although this could also be a sign of tongue or lip tie which goes largely undiagnosed in recent times - always get a second opinion if you’re not happy with the diagnosis from your midwife or doctor.

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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 Do Babies Say Their First Word?

When Do Babies Say Their First Word? After a few months of vocalising and linguistic experimenting, from coos to growls to sing-songy combinations of vowels and consonants, your baby is likely to say their first words. By the age of eight months, your baby will most likely be putting together "ma-ma" and "da-da" noises without knowing what they represent. But it's a developmental milestone that seems like magic when those sounds start to turn into words with meaning.

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What Foods Help With Baby Colic?

What Foods Help With Baby Colic?

When your baby seems perfectly healthy, has no obvious signs of distress and yet cries continually, they may be suffering from colic. Colic is prolonged bouts of excessive, frequent crying for no apparent reason, although some abdominal discomfort is thought to accompany it due to the way many babies draw their knees up when they cry which would indicate trapped wind. These episodes can be very distressing for both baby and parent, and can last for several weeks.

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