Baby

How will my baby latch on for breastfeeding?

You may be having difficulty getting your baby to latch on for breastfeeding. If you do, read on to fin....

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Are my nipples going to heal and how do I speed up healing?

While it is normal to experience some nipple tenderness up to 2 to 4 days after you first begin to brea....

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How common is jaundice in newborns?

Newborn jaundice is the yellowing of the baby's skin and eyes. It occurs in more than half of all healt....

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My baby has asthma. What should I do?

Asthma is a chronic disease where during an attack or an episode, causes the airways to become narrowed....

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My baby keeps crying. What should I do?

Without language, crying is the only way your newborn is able to communicate their needs to you. It is ....

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My baby is vomiting. What Should I do?

Vomiting is common in infants as a variety of reasons such as excessive crying, coughing, or even car rides can trigger ....

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My baby has fever. What should I do?

Unlike adults, your newborn infant is not yet able to fully regulate their body temperature. As a result, when they do d....

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Is my baby growing as he or she should?

Expected length and weight All babies are unique, and grow at their own pace. However, you ....

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How do I recover from my labour stitches quickly?

After a vaginal birth, it is expected that you would have a small tear at your perineum, which is the space between the ....

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Do I have plugged ducts and how do I deal with it?

Plugged ducts refers to the condition where there is obstruction to milk flow in one or more milk ducts....

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Do I have mastitis and how do I deal with it?

Mastitis is the inflammation of the breast tissue and it may or may not be infectious. This condition a....

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What is engorgement and how can I minimise it?

Engorgement is a condition where there is hardness in and painful swelling of the breasts due to the accumulation of mil....

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I have heavy postnatal vaginal discharge. What can I do?

Every new mother will experience vaginal bleeding after giving birth. This is regardless of whether the....

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My baby has facial spots. What should I do?

When you first meet your newborn, you might be surprised to see that their skin is not as smooth and cl....

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My baby has sticky eyes. What should I do?

You may have noticed that your newborn’s eyes are very watery and occasionally causes stickiness and crusting. This is....

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My baby has nappy rash. What should I do?

Nappy rash appears on your baby’s bottom because of a skin irritation. It is a very common condition and affects up to....

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My baby has loose stools. What should I do?

Before your child is able to let you know when they are sick, doctors often advise to observe their stool. This may, how....

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How do I use a breast pump at work?

Before you return to work, you should inform your employer that you intend to keep breastfeeding. This ....

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How should I store my expressed breast milk at work and at home?

Once you have expressed your breastmilk at work, you will need to store it at an optimum temperature to....

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I can’t do direct breastfeeding. How do I express my breast milk for my baby to consume?

Sometimes, you may not be able to directly breastfeed your baby. In these instances, your baby can still continue receiv....

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How can I improve my milk supply?

Natural production of milk Your breasts have what are called mammary glands that produce ....

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Am I producing enough breast milk for my baby?

How much milk does my baby need? Your newborn is very small, so it makes sense that your ....

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Is it okay for me to diet while breastfeeding?

It is understandable that you would want to lose all the weight that you've put on while pregnant as soon as possible, a....

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17 Breastfeeding myths dispelled

For all the benefits that breastfeeding give to both mothers and babies, there seem to be many....

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What should I do if my baby has problems latching on?

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your baby has problems latching on. It can be frustrating, but it is not impossibl....

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Which treatment option should I go for if my baby is jaundiced?

Hospital versus Home treatments If your baby has jaundice, the best course of action is p....

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Why is it important to have early skin-to-skin contact with my baby?

Post delivery, after your baby is thoroughly dried, your baby should be placed, tumm....

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding, and the disadvantages of formula feeding?

Breastfeeding provides babies with essential nutrition they need to grow and develop....

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What happens to my baby immediately after delivery?

Immediately after birth I....

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