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5 December 2013
The Milk Ladder is a graduated guide to progressively introduce cow's milk proteins in children with cow milk allergy/ intolerance when it is deemed safe to do so. It starts with well baked cow's milk products then foods are introduced with a gradual increase in the amount and type of cow's milk protein and a decrease in heating or denaturing process.
4 December 2013
Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But 10 percent of children have excessive fears and worries-phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder-that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help.
Written by a group of experienced Australian child psychologists, its a light bulb moment for any parent who has an anxious child.
18 November 2013
The warmer weather is here, leaving children in cars even for a few minutes can be hazardous.
Many of us are unaware how it is a matter of a few minutes before the inside of a car reaches dangerously high temperatures even with the window left slightly open. On a typical Australian summer day, the temperature inside a parked car can be as much as 30-40 degrees hottter than the outside temperature. During summer its time to rethink your next errand.
13 November 2013
Don't spoil your holiday, make sure you and your family are safe from the recent measles outbreak in Bali
Find out more from our health bank page: A-Z Paediatric problems> Infectious diseases> Measles
12 November 2013
Health Bank Updates
Thought it was all over? There was a long and exhausting list of foods to avoid in pregnancy, now here are some common sense guidelines for baby in the first year.
More from our updated Health Bank: Solids in the first year
26 October 2013
Yum, a great resource for childen with allergies
Dr Liz attended the paediatric Allergy update at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead recently and picked up a great new book Yum: top tips for feeeding babies and kids with allergies. It is written by Barbara Dennison, a paediatric dietitian with years of experience in the Allergy clinic.
Go to www.allergy.org.au to get a copy
16 February 2012
Photos of the completed works at 438 Clarendon St, South Melbourne.
FlourishPaediatrics is delighted with the photographic record of the completed works by Molecule
Go to Molecule blog for more photos by Shannon Mc Grath
See more click here Molecule blog spot
1 February 2012
In The Age newspaper, Stephen Craft discusses the thinking and design concepts behind the creation of our clinic
Doctor's clinics, particularily those designed for children tend to be formulaic. .....Flourish paediatrics has taken a different approach...read more
20 January 2012
Artwork by David Keeling Cul de sac from the Garage sale series of three in Closer to home exhibition November 2005
True to Dr Liz Hallam's roots a little piece of Tasmania enjoys pride of place in the waiting area, playful yet sympathetic to the elegant surrounds. Painted by prominent Tasmanian artist David Keeling who has won recognition for his landscapes.
Find out more about the artist David Keeling
14 June 2011
After many months of planning, Flourish Paediatrics at 438 Clarendon St, South Melbourne opened it doors on 14 June, 2011.
Heart felt thanks to the amazingly creative team who were on the journey with us and transformed a vision into reality,
and the beautiful Flourish children.
20 March 2011
Sleeping twins together or not? A recent survey performed in the maternity units around Victoria demonstrated wide variation in sleeping practices of multiples. What does the research show and what are the current recommendations?
Research has not been able to provide conclusive evidence to answer this question and in view of safety concerns is probably unlikely to in the future. The Maternity and Newborn Clinical Network of Victoria has advised that in the absence of evidence based research that the safest way to sleep twins on the postnatal ward and at home is in their own cots and to follow the SIDS and Kids Guidelines (2010). Parents should also be actively educated in safe sleeping practices whilst in the postnatal ward.
Premature infants and low birth weight infants are at higher risk of SUD (Sudden Unexpected Death) and safe sleeping practices modelled in hospital will ensure that these practices are continued at home.
Many twins we talk to complain about not being respected or treated as individuals and it is reasonable that they should have their own bed and space even as a newborn infant just like any other baby.
25 Feburary 2011
Latest Rotavirus Information: The Chief Medical Officer Dr Jim Bishop has issued advice that there is new evidence from Australia and overseas regarding the rotavirus vaccines used in Australia, Rotarix® and RotaTeq®, and a small risk of increased intussusception, a bowel condition that occurs in infants.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and the Therapeutic Goods Administration have reviewed the evidence and recommend that both vaccines continue to be in Australia.The risk appears to be greatest in the first 1-7 days after receiving the first dose of rotavirus vaccine. Intussusception is a condition where the bowel slides into the next portion and results in blockage of the bowel.The Immunise Australia program has produced a series of information leaflets for parents and health professionals which is available on their website.