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    • Weaning from breast to bottle (4 views)

      Hi!
      I’m looking at weaning my baby girl from breast to bottle or at least combined feeding. I know that you need to slowly swap feeds from breast to bottle but how do you do this without your boobs leaking everywhere? How can I reduce my milk production?

      Thank you

      Started by: Avatarbecca.c

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    • Returning to work and handling a sleep regression?! (3 views)

      So I’ve just returned to work after my maternity leave and my baby girl who is nearly 7 months has either gone on a sleep protest or is having a very badly timed sleep regression?

      To be able to function at work I’ve caved in and ended up co-sleeping so that I can get some sleep too. Now I feel Like I don’t know how to get out of this situation and have my girl go back to sleeping relatively well in her cot? She’s gone from waking for one or two breast feeds through the night to waking everyone hour or half hour? It feels like she’s feeding on me all night long. Is this normal?! I personally think it’s a protest for me being back to work and not there all day any more. So how do I fix it?! Tips are very welcome!!

      Started by: Avatarmrsding86

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      Avatarmrsding86

    • NICU Awareness Month (7 views)

      Hi everyone!
      As some of you know we’ve just celebrated NICU awareness month, a chance for NICU parents to embrace their journey and some recognition for what they’ve been through!
      I’m a NICU nurse, and I was born at 23 weeks myself, so you could say I’ve been on both sides!
      Pop some questions and I’ll answer them soon!

      Started by: Sophie ProudSophie Proud

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      Sophie ProudSophie Proud

    • Morning sickness (27 views)

      Please help me! I’m nauseous 24/7 and vomiting on and off. I’m feeling absolutely drained from it. I feel totally pathetic and husband is having to do everything around the house because I am so tired. I feel so guilty!

      Started by: AvatarPhoebe Potter

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      Emily AndrewEmily Andrew

    • Settling (7 views)

      Any tips to settle from 0 to 3 months? Son late starting due to covid, allowed 3 days minimum…

      Started by: AvatarAnonymous Author

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    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago

      AvatarAnonymous Author

    • Teething (22 views)

      Can my 3 month old baby be teething? I’m sure it didn’t happen for ages with my first but this little one seems really annoyed by her gums, is dribbling, cranky, has her fingers constantly in her mouth, is being tricky to feed etc. What’s the best remedy with a baby so young? X

      Started by: Avatarcpeboud

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    • 1 month, 4 weeks ago

      HV Kate @best.startsHV Kate @best.starts

    • Your health visitor (6 views)

      I wanted to introduce the health visiting service. For many people until you have, or know someone who is expecting or has a baby, they don’t fully understand the full role of the health visitor; how they can support you, and the services they offer.

      Health Visitors are qualified nurses and midwives who have undertaken additional training to Masters level. We review, observe and assess using specialist public health skills that are child and family centred.
      Health Visitors are expects in aspects of infant feeding, weaning, minor childhood illness, and development.

      Additionally to a universal service if your baby is born prematurely, has any additional needs or medical conditions, or there are any social needs, you will see your health visitor more regularly.

      The following contacts apply to families in England, but health visitors work within the community throughout the UK.
      When you enter the third trimester of pregnancy your health visitor will contact you to discuss various aspects of your pregnancy, your health, your family and the support within the community.

      Once your baby is born you will be visited by your health Visitor when your baby is between day 10-14 days old. This contact explores infant feeding, safe sleeping for baby, the childhood vaccination programme, and general care of your baby.

      Your health visitor will then review you and your baby when it is 6-8 weeks following the birth. We pay particular attention to how you are feeling, any concerns with mental health, how infant feeding is going, and general adjustment to parenting life.

      Your health visitor will review your child’s development twice routinely. Firstly when they are aged 10-12 months, and then again when they are 2-2.5 years old. These development reviews focus on 5 areas of their development; communication/speech, fine motor and gross motor skills, problem-solving, and personal-social development. From this if there are any issues or concerns your health visitor can refer to specialist services.

      Health Visitors work closely with family support workers, GP’s, paediatricians, speech therapists, early years workers and midwives to name a few…

      We do ask lots of personal questions when we see you. These questions may feel intrusive at times, but they are asked to safeguard you and your baby, and to make sure you are able to contact and receive all the best, appropriate support available. These questions involve asking about your relationships, any issues relating to domestic abuse, your past and current mental health and general day-to-day life.

      As much as possible we like to build strong, cohesive relationships with families so we can best support you as a parent and family unit. I always remind individuals health visitors are not here to tell you how to parent, but to support you to parent.

      Once your child turns 5 years old they are transferred to school nursing colleagues who follow their physical and emotional development, and health until they leave school.

      As well as the above contacts your health visitor will hold regular well baby clinics where you can come along, get baby weighed, talk about concerns or seek support.
      Please remember to ask if you have concerns, questions or issues. The health visiting service is YOUR service.

      Do you have any questions about the health visiting service?? How have you found the service??
      Please ask me; your resident NHS health visitor!

      Kate (@best.starts)

      (RN, RM, SCPHN-HV)
      (Adv Dip, BSc, MSc, PhD student)

      Started by: HV Kate @best.startsHV Kate @best.starts

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    • 1 month, 4 weeks ago

      HV Kate @best.startsHV Kate @best.starts

    • Tips for helping baby sleep in daytime (9 views)

      So I have seen so many articles from people saying they’re babies do not sleep at night, mine is reverse and doesn’t sleep in the day and as a result is overtired and grouchy baby which is just as exhausting particularly as daytime is longer – please give me advise for how to help a baby sleep when it’s daylight, preferably without driving around as I’d like to nap when the baby naps.

      Started by: AvatarAnonymous Author

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    • 1 month, 4 weeks ago

      Rebecca AshtonRebecca Ashton

    • IVF – How to decide the clinic (4 views)

      Hi, me and my partner have recently found out we need IVF – ICSI to conceive. I am trying to research that facts and figures on each clinic ie success rates howeve I cant find any reliable accurate information on this and therfore wondered how everyone makes the decision on what clinic to use if this info isnt available. Do people go for recomendations? Price? Any help appriciated 🙂

      Started by: AvatarAnonymous Author

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      AvatarAnonymous Author

    • HPV and Getting Pregnant Help (9 views)

      Hiya. I wanted to ask a quick question. The last two smears I have tested positive for HPV but no treatment has been required just a follow up smear 12months later. I am due another smear in February but we are going to start trying for a baby Dec/January. Do you think I should get my smear done earlier (November) incase I test positive again (for the third time) and then need treatment or does it not matter if I get pregnant with HPV? Any advice would be helpful as I am finding it tricky to get an appointment with a female doctor, can’t get one for till the beginning of September!

      Started by: AvatarAnonymous Author

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    • 2 months ago

      Sarah HeywoodSarah Heywood

    • Feelings about breastfeeding (39 views)

      I have had to stop breastfeeding my 34 week preemie while is now 10 weeks old ( 4 corrected) because of reflux issues that seemed.worse.with breast milk and constant hunger. He would only feed from.one side and he was always unhappy and grumpy and feeding constantly despite having an excellent latch and being champion feeder. Ever since I have been massively regretting stopping and feeling constantly very upset about it. I wish we had tried to keep one or 2 feeds. We stopped about 2 weeks ago. How can I stop feeling so awful about it. Is there any way of re establishing one.feed a day or should I just accept that its over now. He is much happier on general and not as hungry but we are still having reflux.issues.. I have a 5 year old and it was becoming impossible for me to fo anything with him.because of the constant feeding.

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