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Baby feeding

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Having a new baby can be a time of great anxiety, as well as pleasure. How to feed the baby? How often do babies feed? Is breastfeeding best? When do things change? When should you introduce solids? What to do if the baby is not feeding properly? Parents need to work out answers to these questions that fit with experts’ recommendations, and also that fit with their lives. It is important to discuss these questions with your midwives, nurses and doctor if you believe there are problems and your baby is not feeding as you expect. And to understand how the routine of feeding changes from the newborn to older infants. Follow the links below to find trusted information about baby feeding, or learn ore about feeding your baby on Pregnancy, Birth and Baby.

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Breastfeeding is best for baby feeding. Breast milk is easily digested, economical, safe and the right temperature. Find out what products are available for baby feeding.

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Caring for a baby - feeding and sleeping

Many parents, particularly mothers, talked about what it was like caring for a baby. Feeding and settling (sleeping and crying) were key issues which often posed significant challenges for many new parents.

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Miracle Babies - Feeding

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Baby feed & sleep patterns: video | Raising Children Network

How many feeds do newborns and babies need each day? And how much sleep? This video explains typical feed and sleep patterns for newborns and babies.

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Breastfeeding, breast milk and baby health video | myVMC

Breastfeeding or feeding a baby breast milk is the recommended method of baby feeding. There are any benefits of breastfeeding, like improved baby health.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Baby Advice & Parenting Tips From Newborn to Young Children | Tresillian

Check out Tresillian's top tips and advice on the best way to approach issues such as settling baby, breastfeeding, babys feed, play and sleep routine and more.

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Common concerns mum | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Do I need to wake my baby for feeds?

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Common concerns – baby | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Articles about baby weight, feeding cues, biting and other topics.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Feeding your baby

Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed babies

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Breastfeeding - when babies won't feed

Some new babies take a while to learn how to attach to the breast and feed effectively

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