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Can I use sedatives to help my baby sleep while travelling?

You're planning a long trip with the family – ten long hours in the car with your 9-month-old, who you know isn't a great traveller. Feeling anxious about your journey, you consider the options. In your mind, you imagine a scenario where your baby screams during the whole journey because they're u...
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Can I breastfeed with an overactive thyroid?

Your little one has been home for a couple of weeks now, and they're a beautiful bundle of joy. But unfortunately, you haven't been feeling too well as of late. You've been losing weight, you struggle to sleep, you get hot and sweaty very easily and you often feel anxious. So you have a call with yo...
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Can I use ibuprofen (Advil) or paracetamol (Tylenol) whilst breastfeeding?

Can I use ibuprofen or paracetamol whilst breastfeeding?Although we don't love to admit it, many of us don't deal with pain very well and are more than happy to take a painkiller when even a slight headache begins.However, when you're a mother and you're breastfeeding, you may wonder whether you sho...
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Should I avoid medication when breastfeeding?

You've been suffering from a bad headache all day, but while you'd ordinarily just take a couple of painkillers, it suddenly occurs to you that the medication could pass into your breast milk and potentially affect your baby. So what do you do?!Take it and wean your baby for a while? Just do your be...
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When should a mother not breastfeed?

Before you had a baby, you never really thought about the concept of breastfeeding, or what it might be like. You just assumed that if and when you did choose to have a baby, it would be a normal, natural process that followed without much thought or effort on your part.But then, a couple of years l...
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