Author: Melissa Homewood

Melissa Homewood

About the Author:

I'm a GP on the Sunshine Coast with an interest in paediatrics and women's health. One of the absolute highlights of my job is looking after women throughout their pregnancies, seeing their newborns and watching them grow up/adding to their families over time. I am currently waiting for my 2nd baby to arrive whilst tackling the sleep problems/tantrums/toilet training (or not)/general hyperactive behaviour of my crazy but wonderful 2 year old boy.

Meningococcal Vaccinations – Cutting Through the Confusion

Meningococcal disease – it is rare, but we have all heard about it due to its high rates of serious disability and death. The disease is caused by a bacterium …

guide to starting solds

Complete guide to starting solids

Dr Homewood shares a guide to starting solids with your 6 month old including food to start with, what to avoid and how to reduce the risk of allergies.

post natal depression

Postnatal Depression

Dr advice on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of postnatal depression

Baby teething remedies - what does your GP say?

Baby teething remedies – what does your GP say?

Does teething have you baffled? Our GP offers some helpful advice.

Baby poo - does your baby suffer from constipation?

Baby poo – does your baby suffer from constipation?

Our focus on baby poo continues with an article on constipation.

Exercise in pregnancy

Exercise in pregnancy: GP advice

GP advice on exercise in pregnancy.

Let's talk baby poo - what is normal?

Baby poo – let’s talk about what is, and isn’t normal

Poo is a big part of life with new baby. Find out what is and isn’t normal.

Secondary drowning

Secondary drowning – not to be alarmed, but worth understanding

Whilst secondary drowning is rare, understanding the circumstances and symptoms of this condition is worthwhile.

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing (NIPT)

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing

Explainer for Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing.

newborn skin conditions

Newborn skin conditions

Newborn skin conditions explained by Baby Hints and Tips resident GP.

Vitamin K for newborns

Vitamin K for newborns

Find out why a vitamin K injection for your newborn is a very wise decision.

Post pregnancy hair loss

Post pregnancy hair loss

Post pregnancy hair loss explained.

Flu facts - what does your GP have to say?

Flu facts – what does your GP have to say?

Your questions answered on the flu and vaccination.

jaundice in babies

Jaundice in babies

With the help of our resident GP, Baby Hints and Tips takes a closer look at jaundice in babies. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment of jaundice.

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

Expert advice on what to do if your child experiences a febrile convulsion.

Viral rashes in babies

Viral rashes in babies

Expert advice on common childhood viral rashes.

Safety alert: dehydrated baby

Dehydrated baby: safety alert

Dehydrated baby: A timely reminder on keeping your baby well hydrated over the hotter months.

Sunsmart baby

Sunsmart baby

With temperatures rocketing and the risk of sunburn high, find expert advice on making your baby a SUNSMART baby this summer.

whooping cough vaccination

Whooping cough vaccination Australia

Whooping cough vaccination update. The latest recommendations for whooping cough prevention in young children and pregnant women

What’s the story with the Meningococcal B vaccine?

What’s the story with the Meningococcal B vaccine?

“As a new mum and GP about to resume work, my ears pricked up when I heard of a new vaccine made available earlier this year targeting the most serious and common strain in Australia, Meningococcal B. So it was for a combination of personal and professional reasons that I trawled the available information. Here is my summary…”

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