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Learning how to Breastfeed

Learning how to Breastfeed
Why breastfeeding is a learned skill and not necessarily an instinctive one!! Fascinating last lecture at ESPGHAN conference on Friday called Monkey See, MonkeyDo, presented by Patrick Van Veen, a biologist and behavioural scientist who studies primates to learn about human behaviour. One of his findings was that female gorillas in captivity who gave birth appeared to 'starve' their babies and not feed them, so the babies were hand reared by keepers. What he then did was to put 'human' breastfeeding mothers in view of the pregnant gorillas an...

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Talk to Alison...

Talk to Alison...
Did you know that Alison offers personal phone consultations? Every baby and each situation is different. Alison has found that talking to the parents is the best way to truly understand what the problems are and come up with a plan to resolve them.  She doesn't offer an email advice service because she needs to ask the right questions to get all  the right  information. Only when she has a real understanding can she give the right help. Talking things through can be incredibly helpful in itself.  Alison will make suggesti...

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Neocate strikes again........

Neocate strikes again........
Neocate LCP is an amino acid based, hypoallergenic infant formula suitable for babies (0-12 months) with cow’s milk allergy. It is prescribed for the dietary management of cow’s milk allergy (CMA), multiple food protein intolerance (MFPI) and other conditions that require an amino acid based formula. Neocate LCP has no cow’s milk protein in it, so reduces the possibility of a reaction in babies allergic to this protein. It is manufactured in a cow’s milk-free environment and packaged in a protective atmosphere to provi...

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Ever thought about becoming a midwife?

It can be an amazing job if at times a little challenging!   Here's a bit about the job and what you need to start the training. As a midwife you would care for and support pregnant women and their babies, before, during and after childbirth. If you would like taking care of the mother's welfare, and the responsibility of helping to bring babies into the world, this could be the perfect career for you.To qualify as a registered midwife you need to complete a degree in midwifery. You will also need to agree to a Disclosure and Barring...

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Do we know what we are eating?

I've been saying for years that we simply don't know what we are eating anymore and this is just another example! "The company behind Dolmio and Uncle Ben's sauces says some products should only be consumed once a week due to high salt, sugar or fat content. Mars Food said it would distinguish between "everyday" and "occasional" items on packs and website. The company said some foods were higher in salt, sugar or fat to maintain the "authentic" taste of products. The National Obesity Forum described the move as "hugely unusual" but "very ...

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6 good manners you should teach your children

6 good manners you should teach your children
Great article here from Mumfidential about teaching your children manners.  It will always be useful to them in future life. 1. Always say please and thank you 2. Wait your turn, be it in a queue (a British strength) or before you speak or take something offered. 3. Share what you have 4. Make eye contact when speaking to someone (something many young children find difficult) 5.  Respond when spoken to 6. Speak politely, using appropriate rather than offensive language. And strike up conversation rat...

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