Baby Care

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Rhythm method for Contraception

Rhythm method for Contraception This method relies on abstaining from intercourse during the fertile period of the woman’s menstrual cycle. Details of the cycle must be kept for three to four months so that the time during which ovulation occurs can be noted. This method is unreliable with a failure rate of up to ten […] Read more

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Contraception

Contraception Discuss contraception with your doctor at the six-week check-up after the birth and remember that you can become pregnant even if you are breast feeding. If you have been using the diaphragm it will have to be refitted. You will also need a new intrauterine device. Although there is only a slim chance of […] Read more

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When can you expect your baby to start sleeping through?

When can you expect your baby to start sleeping through? If she has a good birth mass and takes her feeds well, she may start sleeping through from after the 10 p.m. feed to the 6 a.m. feed between six and 12 weeks. Breast fed babies, however, need one night feed for at least the […] Read more

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What can you do when a baby refuses milk?

What can you do when a baby refuses milk? From nine months onwards your baby needs 600 ml milk a day and this can be in any form she likes. If she refuses her bottle you can try disguising it. Milk can be flavoured with one of the milk flavourings such as strawberry, banana and […] Read more

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Is the baby who vomits when given certain fruits and vegetables just being difficult?

Is the baby who vomits when given certain fruits and vegetables just being difficult? No. It means she is not ready for them. Cut them out and try them again at a later stage. Should you be firm and insist when a child become finicky and refuses her solids after taking them without trouble before? […] Read more

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Baby Weaning guide

Baby Weaning guide All babies have their own individual needs and preferences v&feich should be repected. What you need to remember is that milk is still your b^jj’s basic food in the first year, and what you are trying to do when weaning is’gradually to introduce your baby to a balanced mixed diet. Feeding problems […] Read more

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The effect of birth on the mother

The effect of birth on the mother Some women feel ghastly throughout their pregnancy but most find that they bloom’ after the first few months. By the last few weeks, however, the combined effects of general discomfort, heartburn, tiredness and the inability to get a good night’s sleep, make the prospect of giving birth and […] Read more

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10 Best Baby Foods

10 Best Baby Foods Junket is easily digested and is made with rennet tablets or liquid which can be bought from your pharmacy or supermarket. Junket. Heat milk to lukewarm and add sugar and rennet according to the directions on the container. Place in a glass bowl. After an hour or two the milk becomes […] Read more

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Sterilisation for Contraception

Sterilisation for Contraception This is a sure method of ensuring permanent contraception if both parents are certain they do not wish to have any more children. A woman can be sterilised within 24 hours of giving birth, or during a Caesarean section. There should be no alteration in the periods, menstrual cycle and sex drive, […] Read more