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Mater’s Nutrition for New Mums: turning the knowledge into know-how

It is important to make good food choices as a new mum. Eating well will help ensure you are receiving all the nutrients you need to produce good quality breast milk to nourish your bub. It will also keep your energy levels up to help you look after your growing baby.  

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Autism Awareness Month

This April is Autism Awareness Month.  There are a range of events scheduled for the month in order to raise awareness and funds to support people living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  On World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), buildings across Australia and the world will turn blue and will stay blue for the month to promote autism awareness.  

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Food Refusal in Children - When no doesn't mean no

Learning about food should be an exciting and happy experience for a child not a battleground for the family.  Toddlers and young children often can become fussy with foods. They will only eat food prepared and presented in a certain way, and develop strong likes and dislikes which can often change. 

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Electrical muscle stimulation (STIMS) for pelvic floor muscle weakness and incontinence

Electrical muscle stimulation (STIMS) for pelvic floor muscle weakness and incontinence

Electrical muscle stimulation can be used to assist in strengthening very weak pelvic floor muscles as well as in the treatment of urge urinary incontinence. This is achieved by stimulating a passive contraction of the pelvic floor muscles through the transmission of low grade electrical impulses to the nerves that supply these muscles, as well as the bladder and bowel.  

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Does nutrition stop being important now my treatment for breast cancer has finished?

Have you recently finished your treatment of chemotherapy or radiotherapy for breast cancer and are interested in the ongoing benefits of good nutrition?
During cancer treatment you may have received dietary advice to optimise your nutritional status. This would have been to maintain your weight and help manage any side effects from the treatment that can affect your food intake. Did you know that nutrition and the diet you follow once your treatment finishes can help lower the risk of cancer recurrence? It can also influence other aspects of your health and improve your quality of life.

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