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Mater helps children get set to enter prep and year one

Mater helps children get set to enter prep and year one

Starting school can be an exciting but stressful time for parents and children.

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Allergy Mythbusters

Have you heard that drinking cow’s milk increases mucus production; rice or oat milk is a good alternative to cow’s milk for children; and infants (under 12 months old) cannot have peanuts or peanut butter?  This information will assist you to bust any myths you may have heard.

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Make 2014 the year to achieve a healthier you

Make 2014 the year to achieve a healthier you

Is this the Christmas period that you have decided to consider the impact of feasting and frivolity on your weight, health and wellbeing? Perhaps you are already planning on making a New Year’s Resolution that 2014 will be your healthiest, fittest and best year yet? Making a few small, simple decisions NOW could have a big impact on how you feel going into 2014. If this rings true for you, read on. 
 

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: before and after the oral glucose tolerance test

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: before and after the oral glucose tolerance test

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. It is diagnosed using a two hour Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) at around 26 to 28 weeks of pregnancy. This is a blood test ordered by your GP, obstetrician or antenatal clinic. This is considered a ‘universal test’, which means all pregnant women should have this test.

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What is Mater Multidisciplinary Paediatric Feeding Clinic?

What is Mater Multidisciplinary Paediatric Feeding Clinic?

Our clinic assesses and treats infants and children who are experiencing difficulties with feeding and swallowing. The Multidisciplinary Paediatric Feeding Clinic is staffed by specialised speech pathologists, dietitians and occupational therapists that have extensive experience in the treatment of feeding and swallowing difficulties.

 

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