I recently had the opportunity to listen to a lecture by Prof. Susan Prescott from Western Australia. It was a lecture of high-quality information and excellent presentation. She is an inspiring paediatrician with a particular interest in allergy. She was making a number of important points. Both developed and developing […]
The following opinion piece featured in The Weekend Australian on 22/11/2014 Ladies, drop the mummy guilt YOU’VE all seen the announcement. “Little Johnny Horner was born today after a truly heroic performance by the Cathy Freeman of mothers. We now see we have never before truly known love. Our lives […]
For women who have trouble achieving an appropriate volume of breast-milk, a drug which is commonly prescribed is domperidone. This drug, which has a long history in medicine, is prescribed principally for nausea and vomiting. In certain women, it can provide a useful increase in milk supply.
Staying alive has been Adelaide mum Hannah Moncrieffs toughest challenge As this story indicates, post-natal depression is a significant problem which affects many thousands of families and where there is a major impact upon every family member. While this may seem difficult to believe I assure you that what I […]
Lindy welcomed her second baby Angus, now nudging six months of age, into the world this year on June 6. However, the birth of her second son was not as smooth as her first child’s, Oscar. Angus was a breech baby, so Lindy was booked in for a C-section. However, […]
For those of you who have read my material in other formats you would be aware that I attempt to achieve a full night’s sleep by something like 12 weeks of age and then maintain that until school age. It is something which happens for my patients on a regular basis.
There is much discussion these days about obesity, both in Australia and worldwide. The WHO (World Health Organisation) now reports that internationally, obesity is a bigger killer than poor nutrition. One of the advantages of becoming older is that you see things over a long time frame. I have now […]
Welcome to my latest blog. One of the points of difference with The Babysleep Doctor strategy is that I work with women from 36 weeks’ pregnancy to provide knowledge and strategies to apply from day one of the baby’s life. The aim is to prevent feeding and sleeping problems ever arising.
I was recently reading an article in the Medical Journal of Australia about the management of diabetes in pregnancy. This was an important paper and it made some great points.
Given our high standard of living, it would be a reasonable assumption that the large majority of mothers have high quality diets supplying all the essential vitamins and micro-nutrients. Unfortunately however, this is not always the case. Iron deficiency and it’s complication, iron deficiency anaemia, are significant health problems, that […]