Poop Patrol

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Poop Patrol, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10986It’s the one question that all parents seem to ask about their newborn – “Is this normal? How can such a small thing create such a lot of mess?” One of the things that stood out to me from Ross…

Navel Gazing

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Navel Gazing, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10377Love them or hate them, everyone* has one. The umbilical stump is all that remains of the physical bond the neonate has with their mother.  We’ve looked at the importance of the umbilical vessels as a means of oxygenation, but the…

Or Not…

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Or Not…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10499With an impending new arrival I was excited about the educational opportunities that would arise.  I’d read up my fetal physiology and was eagerly awaiting the chance to write a series of posts on what normal babies do.  I had…

Transition from Fetal Physiology

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Transition from Fetal Physiology, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10360The imminent arrival of another Tagglet (not to be confused with aglet*) has prompted me to go back to my textbooks and refresh my knowledge of what to expect.  One of the problems of being a medical parent is…

Coffee culture

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Coffee culture, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10045Melbourne is the coffee capital of the world (according to me at least). It’s the city that is home of the deconstructed latte and coffee bars can be found on most street corners. Every morning I am woken at 5-ish…

Lessons from Bankstown

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Lessons from Bankstown, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9723A report has been released by the Chief Medical Officer, NSW, outlining the finding of the recent events in Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, where a baby died following a neonatal resuscitation. There are lessons to be learned for all of us…

A new approach to febrile infants

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. A new approach to febrile infants, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9565The fortnight has seen two hot off the press articles by a group from the Basque Country. They are challenging the existing paradigm in the investigation and management of febrile infants with their “Step by step” approach….

Probiotics in review

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Probiotics in review, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9304Like almost every other human entering a pharmacy in the ten last years, I was offered some probiotics when I collected a prescription recently. On my walk back to the car I mused about the evidence behind the shop-assistant’s…

Breast milk freezing – baby, it’s cold outside

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Breast milk freezing – baby, it’s cold outside, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9295Freezing breast milk – whether you’ve seen it done during your NICU time, or done it yourself as a parent, it’s probably something that we’ve all had to consider. General advice is that it’s ok…

Passing the TORCH

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Passing the TORCH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.85416 year old Ella has been sent home from school as she has been itching all day.  When her mum, Val, picked her up she noticed a few spots and thought she better get them checked out.  You see…

DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-the-workshops/Having braved international flights half of the team from DFTB (Andy and Henry) have made it to SMACCDub. For those of you not in the know the Social Media And Critical Care conference is in it’s…

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8725Alcohol use is common in Australian women with surveys suggesting that around 90% of 18-45 year olds have had a drink in the last year and that around 39% of these are unaware of the health implications of drinking…