Providing help and care for pharmacy’s youngest patients

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Providing help and care for pharmacy’s youngest patients

Sarah Mooney

Sarah Mooney

Baby crying
Colic in an otherwise healthy infant is likely to be more stressful to the parent than the baby

Everyone has their own ideas about caring for babies, and the rst few years of a child’s life can be a confusing time for new parents. Christchurch pharmacist Sarah Mooney looks at some of the most common baby-care issues encountered by community pharmacists

A woman in her 60s walks into your pharmacy with a baby in a stroller and requests to buy some children’s Phenergan. You know how this conversation, Indian pharmacist with mother and baby, Always check the parent/ carer knows the correct dose for medications such as infant paracetamol
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