Tips for expressing breast milk

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Expressing breast milk is hard work. Many mothers are stressed by the thought of not being able to express enough milk to fulfil in their babies’ needs. Below, some tips to help you to maximise the amount of milk you express in the time that you have available. Before you start expressing breast milk Remember […]

Contemplating causes and solutions for painful nipples

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Breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt. Or at least that is what all the books say. The reality is that most women will experience some discomfort and painful nipples in the beginning, which mostly will pass in a few days as they get used to the sensation and learn how to get it right. For some women breastfeeding […]

12 Benefits of practicing babywearing

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Babywearing is exactly what the name says it is – wearing or carrying your baby with the help of a sling, wrap, cloth or carrier. Many parents want to practice babywearing, but with the wide choice of carriers available they feel confused as to where to start. Others have tried baby wearing and found that […]

6 Signs that your baby may be sensitive to formula (and what to do about it)

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Although we all agree that breastmilk is best for baby, there are times when breastfeeding is simply not possible and where a baby will need formula milk. Over the last decades both the variety of infant formulas available and the formulations of different formulas have improved a lot. But despite this some babies may still […]

House Rules for Healthier Habits in Children

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We live in a world where our children are bombarded with unhealthy food options from literally everywhere. Granny’s treat cupboards, supermarkets lines, tuckshops, playdates, restaurant kiddie menus, friends’ birthday parties… I can carry on and on. Those of you with older children will know what I mean. To avoid this, it is important to set […]

Can you have a life and breastfeed?

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A question that must raise its head in the minds of many new mothers is often can you have a life and breastfeed? How on earth do you cope with the demands of breastfeeding, while still remaining a grown-up with many other responsibilities and her own wants and needs? This may still look possible while […]

How to get your baby to sleep

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An ironic topic to be writing about, seeing as it’s 02h00 and I’m awake. Because you can only be woken-up so many times in a row before sleep eludes you completely, for the next few hours at least. At which time you will start growing drowsy again, right in time for the next ‘mama…’ to […]

How Birth Influences Breastfeeding: A Domino Effect

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If you are currently pregnant, the birth of your baby is probably one of the biggest events that you’ve ever had coming up. Many women don’t realise that they have to prepare and make decisions, placing instead the responsibility of their care in the hands of the healthcare professionals looking after them. And while this […]

10 Baby-boosting Ingredients in Breastmilk

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Most mothers know that breastmilk offers superior nutrition to their babies and that it can protect the baby from illness and disease. But the wonders of breastmilk stretch far beyond these already amazing properties, and scientists are continuously discovering new components of breastmilk that we didn’t know about previously. Let’s look at a few ingredients […]

Exclusive pumping – another feeding alternative

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The last few decades have brought a boom in the variety and quality of breastpumps and other feeding equipment available to nursing mothers. Together with the increasing information available on the value of breastmilk and on breastmilk storage, another feeding alternative has emerged and is growing in popularity – exclusive pumping. This basically means that […]