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Posts tagged ‘Breastfeeding’

A NEW MUM’S CROWD CONTROL

*Photo used with thanks to Jes Jackson.

Early days with your new baby are super precious and as keen as you’ll be to show her off, you’ll need some clear boundaries to ensure you and your baby can thrive. 

You’re gonna need your space, it’s crucial! but there will be a crowd of your nearest and dearest for whom, this is also a precious event.  You’ll need to balance the two – and a delicate balance it will be! Read more

10 NEW-MUM MYTHS, DE-BUNKED

Thinking about heading out in your highest heels for a night on the town? Don’t do it, your baby will be born, cross-eyed.

Stop eating those strawberries! They cause strawberry-skin blemishes on your newborn.

Baby born with a flock of hair? It’s because you experienced so much heart-burn and indigestion whilst pregnant.

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HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING ONE

Welcoming parenthood, also welcomes a world of sleeplessness,  but did anyone tell you that the sleep would start to be sapped well before bub arrives?

With a boulder for a stomach, continual pummels from the inside and an eternal need to pee… it’s a miracle that a pregnant woman catches any shut-eye at all.

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WHICH VAGINAL-BIRTHING NUT CASE SAID A C-SECTION WASN’T GIVING BIRTH?

For the most part, the final stretch of pregnancy is spent asking the final down and dirty questions about labour and beyond.  Discussions that include formerly un-speakable subjects: maxi-pads, stool softeners and Sits Baths, become common-place.

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THE WONDER OF SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT

Baby loves a snuggle and don’t we all, but what recent research shows us today is that cuddling our babies uninterrupted and skin-to-skin, directly after their birth, has some truly staggering benefits.

So what is skin-to-skin contact? Skin-to-skin contact or Kangaroo Care (KC) is when a naked baby is popped tummy-down on the mum’s or dad’s bare chest.  In the instance of Kangaroo Care, a top is worn over you both.  I know… cute.

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