Tag Archives: growth issues

Is it normal for children to have “bow legs”?

Take a look at this graph that shows you that children tend to have slightly bowed legs (“varus” in medical terminology) when they start to walk which should straighten up around the age of 2 and may then “overshoot” into … Continue reading

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Does my baby need vitamin drops?

The UK Department of Health recommends that all children between 6 months and 5 years receive vitamin supplements.  This is especially important if they are fussy eaters and/or if they fall into a high risk group for Vitamin D deficiency.  … Continue reading

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My baby has a flat head

Most babies with flat heads have something called positional plagiocephaly.  The various “Back to Sleep” campaigns which have happily reduced the incidence of cot deaths have also led to 5-48% of newborns ending up with a rather flat back of their … Continue reading

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My child won’t eat!

Some children seem to survive on thin air!  So many parents are concerned about this that the paediatric branch of the British Dietetic Association have produced a very helpful leaflet with this cry as its title.  The leaflet is not available … Continue reading

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My 4 month old baby has bad eczema. Could he be allergic to cows’ milk protein?

Possibly, but not necessarily.   The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline for eczema in children suggests that health professionals should consider cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA) in babies under 6 months of age who have not responded … Continue reading

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My baby brings up a lot of her milk after her feed. Does this matter?

Babies commonly regurgitate a bit of their feed and some make more of a mess of the living room carpet than others.  The lower part of their oesophagus (food pipe) is not very good at preventing their milk refluxing back up towards … Continue reading

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