1. Babies

Breast, bottle & solids

It’s time to introduce solids when baby shows the signs.
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    If you have sore nipples, check baby’s breastfeeding attachment. See your nurse or lactation consultant for help. For a nipple infection, see your GP.

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    Dads have an important role to play in breastfeeding. Dads can help their breastfeeding partners by being enthusiastic, supportive and knowledgeable.

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    Our guide has the essentials on expressing breastmilk by hand or with a pump, plus information on storing breastmilk at different temperatures.

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    Use our tips for night weaning and phasing out night feeds when you and baby are ready. This might help baby sleep longer at night without waking.

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    It’s important for children to learn to feed themselves, although it can be messy! Get practical tips to help your child move from fingers foods to spoons.

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    What are carbohydrates? What’s the glycaemic index or GI? And why are they important? This article explains how to use GI to make family eating healthier.

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    What are healthy drinks for kids? Water is best. Soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices are unhealthy. This simple guide explains what kids should drink.

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