New parenthood is hard enough when you throw together a newborn baby, limited communication and never enough sleep… but then to receive overwhelming amounts of well-meaning but often conflicting advice, can leave even the most maternally gifted of us scrambling and losing our minds in stress.
Today’s episode focusses on providing evidence-based information to help parents understand their babies more, in order to enjoy this special time with their newborns, despite the challenges that may arise. I speak with Dr Pamela Douglas of The Possums Clinic about specific issues including reflux, allergies, babies’ sensory needs and sleep.
We address questions like:
- What is The Possums Clinic?
- What does the research say about reflux? Is medication the best treatment for reflux?
- What does the research say about allergies in newborns?
- Should mothers be eliminating foods from their own diets whilst breastfeeding?
- How much sensory stimulation do babies need?
- Can babies be over-stimulated?
- What does the research say about sleep training?
- What can parents do if they want to avoid sleep training methods, but still need sleep!
- What are some tips for parents to practically cope with minimal sleep?
- What is The Discontented Little Baby Book about?
To find out more and to get links to The Possums Clinic, check out these links:
And here’s Pamela’s book ‘The Discontented Little Baby Book’
Don't miss this full episode, there's so much in it!
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