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Baby Clinic

Whether you’re a new mum or you’ve just had your fourth baby, every parent can use some help when it comes to finding out the latest advice on breastfeeding or bottle feeding, colic, sleeping through the night, teething or weaning (just to mention a few)! 

There’s so much to think about, to worry about even, but helpful to know that many of these problems are being shared by hundreds of like-minded parents. So if you’re dreaming of sleep as you feed your newborn just one more time, and want to remind yourself that you are doing a brilliant job, tuck into this section to allay your fears and banish those anxieties.


Bottle Feeding

Baby Formula Brands - Which is Best? The manufacture of baby formula is highly regulated.  And different brands [eg SMA, Heinz, Aptamil, Milupa] are sometimes made by the same manufacturer.  But their actual differences are in the source of their proteins or carbohydrates, or both.  But there is a bewildering list of ingredients on the tin - which you would only really understand if you were a nutritional scientist - so hopefully this article will help you make an informed choice.



Baby Celebrations

Baby naming ceremonies
Naming ceremonies are carried out for both religio...

Breastfeeding

Donating breast milk to Special Care Baby Units
Many breastfeeding mothers, who find they have ple...

Breastfeeding

Expressing breast milk for bottle feeding
Expressing breastmilk has many benefits. If you wa...

Breastfeeding

Why you might not be able to breastfeed
There are some instances in which a new mother sim...



Baby Care

Swaddling your baby
In many cultures and in Britain only a couple of generations ago, swaddling was a very popular way to comfort a new baby.

Development

Babies and books
It’s never too early to stimulate a love of words and images through books. To help you on your way, a wonderful set of presents lies in store from Bookstart. It begins at your baby’s eight-month health check, with a canvas bag containing two baby books and various goodies, followed by another bag of books at 18 months and a treasure chest of books at 3 yrs. (If you’ve missed the health visitor, fear not, just contact your library or go to www.bookstart.org.uk.)



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