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Annemarie Sansom

DIRECTORS BLOG

Hi, my name is Annemarie and I am the Client Services director for Night Nannies. I use this blog as a way to give you tips and idea's in all areas of childcare and development.

Posted 01 November 11

Sleep Guidance and Breastfeeding workshop for Nannies SYDNEY

The dates will be Sat 12th and Sun 13th November

Costs:

Sleep Guidance - $100 (9.30am-3.30pm) includes manual and practical components plus Certificate

Breastfeeding Guide for Nannies - $80 (3 hours) includes handouts and Certificate

Dunstan Baby Language -$60 (2 hours) includes manual and DVD plus Certificate


Location: Hornsby

Posted 01 November 11

Breastfeeding Growth charts now available

What is the 'normal' growth rate for babies? The general guidelines that are usually given for growth are: a baby loses 5-10% of birth weight in the first week and regains this by 2-3 weeks birth weight is doubled by 4-6 months and tripled by 12 months birth length increases 1.5 times in 12 months birth head circumference increases by about 7.6 cm in 12 months.

In Australia (except for the Northern Territory), the growth charts currently in use in the baby health books you receive in hospital are based on a majority of non-breastfed babies from the past (between 1963 and 1994). Artificially-fed babies grow differently to those who are breastfed.

Child Growth weight for age boys: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/chts_wfa_boys_p/en/index.html

Child growth height for age boys: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/sft_lhfa_boys_p/en/index.html

Child growth weight for age girls: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/chts_wfa_girls_p/en/index.html

Child growth height for age girls: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/sft_lhfa_girls_p/en/index.html

3% of children will be below the 3rd percentile and 3% of children