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Can my child have caffeine?

A lot of us rely on a morning cup of coffee or tea to get us up and out of bed, ready for the busy day ahead. Some of us like a drop of milk, some prefer cream, many of us add a teaspoon of sugar, and some enjoy a swirl of honey. Whatever your morning cuppa may be, most of us are drinking ...
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How much dairy should I be including in my child’s diet?

How much dairy should I be including in my child's diet?As a parent, when someone mentions dairy, what do you think of?Well, many parents will immediately think of their little one happily sipping on a large pint of cold, delicious milk. Or chowing down on a tasty slice of sizzling cheese on ...
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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 formula milk do I choose?

For whatever reason – medical, lifestyle or comfort – you've decided formula milk is the best option for you and your baby. But once you arrive at the store in search of some formula, you find yourself overwhelmed by the many options. There's ‘powder', ‘ready to feed', cow's milk-based, ...
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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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What do I need to know about milk and any dairy alternatives?

What do I need to know about milks and dairy alternatives?When we think about milk, many of us are reminded of our childhoods, when there was nothing tastier than dipping cookies into a glass of this deliciously creamy drink. These days, the milk options are many and happily varied, from cow's, goat...
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What should I know about my child’s calcium needs?

What should I know about my child's calcium needs?Making sure children get their calcium needs met is by far one of the hottest topics of conversation among parents. It's a nutrient that is often high on the list of priorities when it comes to our kids. However, even if you're well aware that calciu...
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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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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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