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 […]

How to boost your milk supply

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Most women who stop breastfeeding do so because they feel they don’t have enough milk supply. The idea of not being able to provide in the needs of this little baby they love so much is daunting. In the majority of these cases the mother actually had enough milk, but simply didn’t understand normal breastfeeding […]

How do I know what size breast pump flange I need?

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One of the most common (and most commonly missed) reasons why mother experience expressing difficulties is an ill-fitting breast pump flange. With breast pump flanges one size most certainly doesn’t fit all. The flange is the part of the breast pump that fits onto your breast with the tunnel into which your nipple gets pulled. […]

Breastfeeding whilst working – why all the hassle?

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There are no questions about it. Working and breastfeeding is more difficult than staying at home and breastfeeding or than working and formula feeding. For those who choose this option, hard work and effort await. Perhaps this is why so many mothers don’t even attempt to continue breastfeeding when going back to work. In my […]

What do I need for my newborn baby – free checklist

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With literally thousands of baby products available in stores and online, many new parents feel a bit confused and often ask themselves: “what exactly do I need for my newborn baby?” The truth is that this new baby checklist is probably far shorter than you may think, as many of the gimmicks and gadgets one can […]