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cluster feeding

Cluster feeding

A young baby will normally breastfeed every 2-3 hours. Cluster feeding is the name given to a group of feeds that are spaced very closely together, often as frequently as every half an hour. The result is an on-off feeding session that can last several hours. Cluster feeding can occur at any time of the

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Food Psychological problems

Whilst its not uncommon for children to be fussy about what they eat and to go through phases of wanting to control their diet, the development of  food psychological problems or an eating disorder is a very different experience. Types of eating disorders Eating disorders involve extreme disturbances in eating behaviours, such as a person

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Is it healthy for children to witness conflict between parents

In every relationship there are times when partners don’t agree and having an argument is often the way we sort issues out. But is it healthy for children to witness conflict between parents or should we always make an effort to take the argument elsewhere? Effects of conflict on children It can be stressful for

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How do you cope when your baby is in hospital

For most women, having a baby is a joyful (if somewhat painful) experience with a short stay in hospital if there are no complications for mother and baby. Others aren’t so lucky. Sometimes there are problems during labour or health issues are detected before birth which means a stay in hospital for your newborn. How

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Do you let your child dye their hair

When I was a teenager one of my friends dyed her hair fluorescent pink. My Mum said if I ever did that she would disown me. I’m sure she didn’t really mean it (?!) but it raises an interesting point about just how liberal parents should be with their kids, do you let your child

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Let go and trust in life a little more

Are you are worrier? Or a control freak? Do you live under the illusion that the control of your life is in your hands? How would it be to step aside and let life do its thing? Being human is an uncertain business, the only surety is that we will all die, but the details

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