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GP Elise Answers All Your Newborn Baby Questions

If you’ve got a newborn it’s highly likely that you have a million and one questions. We all want reassurance that our baby is ‘normal’ and that nothing is wrong and that they are safe and well. So in this interview I talk to the lovely GP Elise and ask her all the questions I know that I and the other Mummahood mums had. Getting expert answers and advice is always the best and Elise gives her open, honest and kind help and advice across all…

What is Post Natal Depression in Dads?

Most of us are aware that postnatal depression (PND) is a form of depression that affects women after they have given birth, however PND can also affect dads. PND in dads is sometimes referred to as paternal depression and recent research carried out by NCT found that around 1 in 3 fathers worry about their mental health.  Studies have shown that 1 in 10 dads suffer from paternal depression generally three to six months after the baby is born. Common symptoms include feeling down and low…

What Immunisations Does My Baby Need in the First Year?

Your baby will be offered immunisations against some of the most common, dangerous and infectious diseases within their first year of life. Many of these diseases can be particularly serious in very young babies and therefore doctors want to make sure that they are protected from them as early as possible. Immunisations are given to babes to prepare their immune system and enable them to fight off any of these diseases that they may come into contact with in the future. It is also important that…

What Medications Are Safe For My Child?

Understandably parents want the best for their child, and, when they are presenting symptoms of illness, want to medicate them appropriately. However not all medications are suitable or safe for children. In fact, it is thought that many childhood illnesses get better without the need for any kind of medication. By avoiding the use of medications children are building up their immune system enabling them to resist similar illnesses when they are confronted with them in the future. If you do decide to medicate your child…