Author Archives: Jane Barry


 
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Post Natal depression (PND) is an acute depressive illness which can occur in the period between one and twelve months following the birth of a baby. It is estimated that around 16% of mothers can be affected. Post Natal Depression is often described as being mild, moderate or severe.


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The importance of child immunisation in Australia. It is one of our greatest public health measures and can be credited for saving literally millions of lives. Find out when Immunisation is not recommended for children along with the common side effects.


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Do you have a crying baby? Colic covers a range of symptoms which babies in the newborn to three month age group frequently display. Rather than being a medical diagnosis relating to pathology, colic covers a range of symptoms which babies in the newborn to three month age group frequently display.


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Early childhood development is a concern for every parent. Although in theory we know that each child is an individual and will progress through developmental milestones in their own good time, we still tend to compare our children with others of the same age. But this is rarely useful. No two children are the same and even siblings sharing an identical genetic inherence can be very different.


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Thinking Baby

Something which strikes fear into every parent’s heart is the thought of SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Although public education campaigns in Australia have significantly reduced the number of babies who die from SIDS it’s still estimated that around 1 baby in every 3,000 will be affected¹. This is the same number as in any other Western country and equates to around 88 babies every year. That’s still 88 babies too many.


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