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Entries for June 2016

Alison Scott-Wright - Allied Health Professional
Because of my work with some of London's top Gastro Paediatricians, I am an Allied HEalth PRofessional and as such attended a conference in Greece in May 2016. It was an amazing trip with some excellent speakers talking about subjects that are very clsoe to my heart. I'm delighted to have been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide CME activity for medical specialists after my attendance at the ESPGHAN conference in May
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A Recent Testimonial

A Recent Testimonial
Dear Alison,  I have been meaning to email for a number of weeks now to thank you for all of your assistance since my daughter, Cressida, was just a couple of weeks old.  She is now 9 months and absolutely flourishing.  Without your help, we would not have questioned the advice of our local GPs on her reflux to more-or-less overdose her on Gaviscon and ‘under-dose’ her on ranitidine, and we would not have been to see the Paediatrician to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.  Whilst it has taken about 8 mon...

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Do we have a sleep problem?

Do we have a sleep problem?
Every family is different and has different expectations of what their perfect sleep scenario will look like. This is why there is no "one size fits all" approach.  How ever you and your family approach the issue of sleep, it should  suit your needs and feel right. Believe me, if we have happy parents, we will have a happy child/children. With every family that contacts me, I first need to rule out any medical issues such as reflux as reasons for waking. Once I have confidently done this, we can unpick the habits and work wi...

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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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