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SKIN PRICK TESTING (SPT) is easy to perform The results are available on the day of the procedure and many different allergens can be tested, if required. Patients will be required to make an appointment for this service that will be performed under the supervision of an Allergist/Immunologist. A report with the results will also…

Winter is coming!

Winter has arrived and along with it comes cold and flu season. For parents with young children particularly those attending daycare and school, this can often be a difficult time with children experiencing frequent respiratory ailments. In this issue of Offshoot we talk about common winter illnesses and provide tips on when to seek further…

Offshoot Newsletter May

IgE mediated food allergy is increasing in Australia. 1 in 10 children at 12 months of age in Australia has a clinical proven food allergy, with egg, cow milk and peanut being among the three most common IgE mediated food allergies. Often young children with food allergy have eczema, and the combination of food allergies…

Milk Ladder

For Children with Mild to Moderate Non-IgE Cow`s Milk Allergy Under the Supervision of a Healthcare Professional

Advances in Genomic Testing – Dr Sarah Donoghue

Next-generation genomic sequencing is improving the diagnostic yield for patients with suspected genetic disease. A molecular diagnosis for a patient with genetic disease can provide information regarding a patient’s prognosis, management and reproductive risk, and identify molecular targets for treatment. However, genomic testing frequently identifies variants of uncertain significance. This is illustrated by two case examples.

Run for the Kids

Join Offspring on Sunday 9th April 2017 Offspring is taking part in the Run for the Kids and raising funds for the Royal Children`s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Please join our team in running this great course for a great cause. You can also show your support by making a secure online donation at runforthekids.com.au….


Having a toddler can be one of life’s most wonderful experiences as they are learning about the world and find enjoyment in simple pleasures. Often as they are learning about the world they are also working out how to have their needs met and how to express these needs to their families. This issue of…

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Back to School

Starting or returning to school is such an important time in a child’s life. We have put together a newsletter with contributions from our specialists with tips on how to prepare children for school. How to prepare children for school? Starting school can feel like a journey to a foreign country where customs are different…

Feeding your baby

Parenthood is such an exciting and exhausting time. Adapting to the challenges that a new baby brings to the family with the lack of sleep, the physical and emotional changes are all factors that new parents have to find ways to cope.


From birth it is normal for a baby to lose up to 10% of their birthweight in the first three days of life. Any amount greater than that and it suggests that baby isn’t getting enough breast milk. It is normal for babies to regain their birthweight within the first two weeks of life.

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