Tag: Melissa Homewood

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

child too sick for daycare

When to keep a sick child at home?

Expert tips: GP, Melissa, shares a guide for when a child is too sick for day care or school. And tips on when you should take your child to a doctor.

Loss of Libido After Baby

Tips for boosting your sex drive. If you are one of thousands of women across the country who feels their mojo just isn’t what it used to be ‘pre-kids’, you’ll love this simple, sensible advice from Baby Hints & Tips resident GP, Melissa Homewood.

Vaccintions concerns and questions

Immunisation – Your common questions and concerns answered

Vaccinations are one of the greatest advances in preventative health, but unfortunately vaccination rates have been decreasing in recent years. GP Melissa Homewood addresses a number of the common concerns and questions many parents have, separating the fact from myth.

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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