--Early Parenting

Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a respiratory illness which has recently been reported to have increased in incidence. It is also known as 'pertussis', after the bacteria which causes it, Bordetella pertussis. In most children and adults it is just a real nuisance - it causes a 'cold' for 1-2 weeks, followed [...]

What colour is baby poo?

New parents are possibly happier than any other person to talk about poo. When it comes to changing nappies, parents spend quite a lot of time inspecting their newborns poo and can be both fascinated and worried with what they find. Common questions from new parents: How often should my [...]

What is Tongue-tie?

  Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition in which the thin piece of membrane under the baby’s tongue (the lingual frenulum) extends further than usual towards the tip of the tongue. This can limit the forward and upward mobility of the tongue. Tongue- tie is often hereditary, being more common in boys (60%). Sometimes tongue-tie [...]

Breastfeeding: Managing Oversupply

Too much milk sounds like a problem lots of women would like to have, but the reality is that mums with oversupply are often more distressed than mums with undersupply. Every feed, bubs gets squirted in the face, milk leaks through breast-pads, soaks tops, some mums even report milk shooting [...]