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Weaning Words.

I get such reactions from those who find out my 17month old Rooster still gets milk in the morning and before bed. It’s normal to have two to three milk feeds at this age but what is abnormal is the fact that Rooster gets his milk from the source and not the bottle. I really struggled at first to breastfeed. I was supplementing with formula from a cup at first so that Rooster wouldn’t get used to...

Eglonyl / Espiride Commonly Spelt Eglinol- 30 June 2009

There have been quite a few queries about eglonyl and espiride. The one is the generic form of the other. The active substance in both of these is sulpiridewhich works by blocking dopamine receptors (aka neurotransmitters) in the brain.   This medicine seems to most commonly be used for depression. The prolactin ( prolactin- from lactose which is found in milk) in this drug has a milk stimulating effect....

The Breast Thing You Can Do

I had read all there was to read about breastfeeding in books and magazines before giving birth but breastfeeding is just one of those things where there is no “pre-race warm-up”. I had been to a breastfeeding workshop which was really informative. I knew breastfeeding was what I wanted to do especially with the draw cards of possible prevention of allergies and the cost effectiveness of this...

Jaws – ie: My Biting Baby

A lot of people have a fear of sharks. In reality, there aren’t many people who are bitten by sharks; approximately 30 per year. The sharp toothed creature we shouldbe fearing is lurking closer than we think!  Oh yes, it’s dangerous, you’ll shriek at the pain…it’s the BITING BABY! Now, I personally was in denial. I thought, great- he’s getting teeth; that and a few wakeful...
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