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What is a balanced baby diet?

Now that your little one is eating solid foods alongside breastfeeding or formula milk, you'll hopefully be enjoying their company at mealtimes. They may not always like the food that's put in front of them, and it might get a little messy at times, but when you get it right and they just devour the...
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How do I breastfeed? And other rules?

How do I breastfeed? And other rulesOnce your baby arrives, you'll likely be keen to begin breastfeeding as soon as possible. But despite the fact that it's a natural process, breastfeeding isn't necessarily instinctive. It's a learned skill. You may try several times and, while your baby gets some ...
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Should I breastfeed my baby to sleep?

When you first began breastfeeding, you likely found that your baby would fall asleep once their belly was full and they'd had enough milk. And this was probably a pretty nifty trick if you needed a rest or some time to yourself. But as they get older, and can stay awake for longer, you'll notice th...
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What do I do if my baby is unconscious?

It's mid-afternoon, and you're propped up on the sofa with your baby in your arms, having just finished feeding. She seems satisfied, calm, and pretty much ready to settle down for her afternoon nap. But before you put her down for the afternoon, you need to get her cot ready. So, you leave you...
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416 What do I need to know about feeding my 2- 3 year old?

What do I need to know about feeding my 2- 3-year-old? By age two, your little one is becoming more independent at dinner time. They can use a spoon, drink from a cup with one hand and can eat a wide variety of foods all by themselves. They are, however, still learning how to eat properly when it...
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What do I need to know about feeding my 1 - 2-year-old?

You've just prepared a delicious feast, full of foods your toddler usually adores. But low and behold, once they're sat down at the table, they refuse practically everything – saying they're not hungry, saying they don't like it. They even refuse their dessert! Surely now that they're more active...
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Can I eat shrimp whilst breastfeeding?

As you sit on the sofa one evening, tired after a day full of feeding, you begin swiping through the food delivery options. After all, you deserve a nice meal, one that will be brought right up to your doorstep, fully cooked and ready to be eaten. Eventually, you settle on your favourite restaurant ...
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Can I eat spicy food whilst breastfeeding?

One evening, as you settle down to breastfeed your baby, you notice that they quickly become fussy and look very unsatisfied, and even begin to cry. Your mind wanders, trying to work out what could have caused this odd reaction in your baby, and suddenly it hits you; you had a delicious but rather s...
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Can I eat honey whilst breastfeeding?

If you enjoy a squeeze of honey on a buttered crumpet, drizzled on a portion of hot porridge, or simply stirred into a herbal tea, you might have been a little nervous on hearing that honey can cause botulism (a rare, potentially fatal illness caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum) infants u...
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Can I eat garlic whilst breastfeeding?

You've always believed that there's nothing that smells quite as good as the garlic you use to cook up your family's favourite meal. It's that unmistakable, irresistible aroma that sizzles on the pan, drifts up throughout the house, and perks up your little one's nose, getting them excited for ...
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