Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift given to us mothers, by nature!
It is important to remember that breastfeeding does not always come easy to everyone and that our journeys are all different.
Ask for help early on if you need it. There are many wonderful support groups and specialist feeding clinics available that are designed to support new mums.
Be kind to yourself and persevere, as the first few weeks can be tough. Once your breasts learn to regulate its milk supply, your nipples harden and baby becomes familiar with the feeding technique. The journey will be an easier one.
However long you decide to breastfeed is your choice and yours alone. Don’t be feel pressured into giving up before you or your child is ready.
Women are successfully returning to work and continuing to provide their babies with the benefits of breast milk. Small compact & discreet breast pumps make this possible, as mums are able to express milk at work and provide nutritious milk for their children via bottles during the day.
Breast milk can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen in the freezer for use much later.
Mother and baby both receive many wonderful long lasting benefits from breastfeeding.
Children continue to reap the benefits from breastfeeding long after they have stopped. Children who are breastfeed as babies are said to have:
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Like many women out there, Tracey Montford is an exceptional multi-tasker! Apart from steering a global business, managing 2 young boys & keeping the clan clean and fed, Tracey still finds time to provide creative inspiration and direction to the exceptional designs of Cake Maternity. From the branding, presentation and delivery, creativity is a big part of what Tracey does so naturally and effectively.
You might have an infant already pooping and peeing on the go; or maybe you have a bun in the oven. Either way you are interested in the process of cloth diapering a munchkin and that is why you’re reading this. Shall we get down to the nitty - gritty evolution of the cloth diaper closure. Today the top system is voted by consumers; the Snappi. Let’s take it back to 1850’s though, they had the basic diaper pin.
Parent’s were scared to prick their little ones skin so they laid it flat on the child’s diaper to ensure it was safe. Then in the 1900’s was the good ol’ diaper suspenders to hold up the child's diaper, how inconvenient does that sound. The 1950’s is when the buckles came into play; invented by Joseph Lakritz “the first pinless diaper”. It got a bit better in the 1940’s when the metal snaps were utilized by mothers, but, then things got weird again in 1960’s with velcro or diaper clips!
Nothing prepares you for parenting. You can read all the books ever written, watch all the online tutorials available and speak to as many moms as you can find, but nothing prepares you for parenting. It’s amazing, terrifying, energising and exhausting in equal measure.
Nothing is quite as disconcerting for new moms as nighttime. The first time you lay your little one down to sleep at night chances are you’re going to get almost zero sleep yourself. You will be so enchanting by their tiny snuffling snores and so petrified that something may happen in the night that causes them harm that you will sleep with one eye open.
As much as breastfeeding is deemed to be one of the most natural acts for moms and their babies, it is not a thing that comes naturally to all women. Some perfect the nursing process within a very short period while others take a little bit longer to master the new experience.
If breastfeeding is not a walk in the park for you don’t get disappointed- once you master the right techniques and practice them often, the experience will get easier for you. Here is a guide to properly breastfeeding that will ascertain that you are on the right track when it comes to nursing your baby.
It is a terrible feeling to hear your baby crying in pain from their teething experience. For a mother that breastfeed, this can be an even more difficult situation. All you want to do is help you baby, and keep them healthy. They can’t be healthy if they don't want to breastfeed so helping with their teething symptoms will help keep them healthy and happy.
Baltic amber teething necklaces are a safe and natural method to help teething symptoms. It can limit the amount of medication you have to give your child, giving you greater peace of mind.
Is your baby rubbing face while sleeping? If you're a new parent, you may often feel clueless when it comes to what your little one wants and needs. All the little things your baby does can look intimidating, especially if they seem troubling and you don't know what they mean. This can get very frustrating if you don't figure out what to do.
A common issue that parents face is when babies rub their face while sleeping. This can cause your baby to get restless and even wake up because of it. There can be many reasons why babies do this. These reasons can be simple and something more serious can be causing them.
To be able to deal with the problem, then you need to learn what is causing your baby to rub his/her face. Read on to learn all about this concern and whether you should be worried about it.
Breastfeeding is a very intimate bonding for both the newborn and the mother. It is also the most natural art for moms and babies. However, it is not easy for every mother hence proper breastfeeding techniques and skills should be taught to new moms to help them take good care of their newborns.
There is a lot to discover when it comes to nursing your baby. Learn the benefits of breastfeeding, health and nutrition for breastfeeding moms, how to breastfeed, and more. Make sure that you also read our section about common problems of breastfeeding, pumping and storing breast milk, and common questions about breastfeeding.
It's the middle of the night and you’re exhausted, but your little nugget has woken up hungry. The problem is, as soon as they are comfortably latched (to nipple or bottle), they drift off to sleep. You know that if you let them sleep, they'll only wake up again wanting food. But how do you keep that sleepy baby awake long enough to fill their little tum?