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Women's and Children's Health Network

The Child and Youth Health website is an initiative of the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) within SA Health.

Women's and Children's Health Network provides acute and community-based services for women and children across South Australia, through the Women's and Children's Hospital and its network of Child and Family Health Centres. WCHN is also a key provider of accessible health information to the community via its websites and printed resources.

The cyh.com website has been online since 1998. It contains evidence-based health topics, specifically written for pregnant women, parents, primary school children, teenagers and young adults. The content is regularly reviewed by appropriate experts and the topics provide links to further resources and services. The topics are also a useful resource for teachers and other health professionals.

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Last reviewed: November 2012

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Bottle feeding - all about infant formula

If your baby is not drinking breastmilk, the only other safe choice is infant formula as the main drink for the first 12 months of life.

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Teen Health - Health Topics - Loss and grief

Grief is the term used to describe the feelings we have after a loss. It is natural to feel overwhelmed with emotions like pain, anger and sadness. Sometimes you can even feel numb.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Bottle feeding - feeding your baby with formula

If your baby is not breastfeeding the only other safe milks to give to a babyare infant formulas.Babies who are formula fedwill still grow well and be healthy.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Bottle feeding - making up formula

It is best to use tap water to make up your baby's formula. Most tap water has fluoride in it, which is important for your baby's teeth. Remember toboil the water until your baby is at least 6 months old

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Bottle feeding - drinks for babies

Use formula as your baby's main drink until 12 months of age.After this age, you may offer full cream cow's milk from a cup.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Stealing - 'borrowing' without permission

It may be copying heaps of stuff from a book or from the internet, and pretending that it is your own work in the project that you are doing.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Iron rich foods for babies and growing children

Breastmilk will give your baby all the iron they need for around the first 6 months. Baby formula has iron in it too.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Aboriginal - breastfeeding - getting your baby onto the breast

Your baby should be facing your nipple. Their chest and tummy should also face you with their feet and legs close to your body.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Urinary tract infection in young children (UTIs)

The urinary tract means the bladder andkidneys, and the tubes running between them, and the tube from the bladder out of the body.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Food labels - what do they mean?

It is the law in Australia that all packaged foods have food labels. These labels give information such as:

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