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Syringe feeding your baby

Babies are hardwired to breastfeed and most of them come to the breast and suckle soon after birth. However, not all babies are easily able to attach to the breast due to a myriad of reasons. Some of these reasons include babies born early (even by a week or two), [...]

2019-02-20T21:44:33+00:00January 10th, 2013|Early Parenting|

Breastfeeding in hot weather

  Summer's here! Breastfeeding mums are usually quite thirsty and during the higher temperatures, even more so. If you are breastfeeding your baby, make sure you have a water bottle handy near you when you are feeding to sip. Your baby can also get thirsty, so it's important to allow [...]

2019-02-20T21:46:41+00:00December 29th, 2012|Breastfeeding, Early Parenting, Maternity|

Looking after your baby in hot weather

Although your nappy bag is probably already overflowing, when it gets warm in Victoria, there are a few more essential items to add. 1. SLIP in some sun protective clothing so your baby's delicate skin can be protected from the sun's harsh UV. Choose cool, loose fitting clothing made from [...]

2019-02-20T21:48:45+00:00December 14th, 2012|Early Parenting|


Circumcision can be an issue of great debate and discussion when friends and family of young children surround you. There are many different views in society about whether parents have either the right to circumcise a baby boy who is not able to be part of the decision making process, [...]

2012-09-26T14:32:18+00:00September 26th, 2012|Early Parenting, Maternity|

Alcohol and breastfeeding

For the first few weeks of looking after a new baby, all your days are taken up with feeding, settling, nappy changing and your focus is on getting as much sleep as possible. However, when the fog lifts (and it will!), generally after the first few months, mums start to [...]

2019-02-20T22:04:53+00:00September 19th, 2012|Early Parenting, Maternity|

The importance of Grandparents

Happy Grandparents Day. St Vincent’s Private Hospital is proud to be involved in supporting and encouraging the important role grandparents play in their grandchildren’s lives. In Australia between 2006-07, there were 14 000 grandparent families as full time carers of 18 900 grandchildren 1.This statistic does not include grandparents roles [...]

2019-02-20T22:08:43+00:00September 9th, 2012|Early Parenting|