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Breastfeeding Benefits For Mom And Baby

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.

Why Breastfeed?

Why Breastfeed

Mother and baby both receive many wonderful long lasting benefits from breastfeeding.

Benefits To Mom

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    Breastfeeding burns calories and is a wonderful natural form of weight loss.
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    Breastfeeding helps to reduce your risk of breast and ovarian cancer’s.
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    Breastfeeding helps to release a hormone called oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size.
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    Breastfeeding helps to lessen your risk of postpartum depression.
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    Breastfeeding is empowering.
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    Breastfeeding is simple and no fuss.
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    Breastfeeding may help to reduce uterine bleeding after birth.
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    Breastfeeding will help to lower your risk of contracting diseases such as osteoporosis.
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    Breastfeeding saves time and money.
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    Breastfeeding aids in bonding between mother and child.
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    Breastfeeding is a time to relax.

Benefits To Baby

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    Breastfeeding is a wonderful bonding experience for mother and baby and can be the foundation of a beautiful close relationship.
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    Research has suggested that baby’s who are breastfeed have enhanced cognitive skills.
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    Breastfeeding reduces the risk of infant mortality.
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    Breastfeeding helps to build a strong immune system.
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    Breast milk is nutritious and is full of vitamins, protein and fat.
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    Breast milk helps with early brain development.
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    Breastfeeding lowers your child’s risk of developing asthma and or allergies.
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    Breastfeed babies have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses and or bouts of diarrhea.
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    Breastfeed babies are generally healthier and require fewer visits to the doctors.
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    Breastfeed babies are less likely to be over weight.

Are There Any On Going Benefits Later In Life?

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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    Fewer cases of allergies, eczema and asthma later in life.
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    They have a lower risk of developing type one diabetes.
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    They have fewer cavities and healthier teeth.
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    They have a lower risk of becoming obese.
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    They have a strong bond with their mother.
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    They have a lower risk of respiratory illness.
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    They have fewer childhood cancers such as leukemia.

About The Author

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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.

Which Closure On A Cloth Diaper Is The Best?

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!

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  • March 13, 2019
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Essential Tips For Safe Sleeping For Your Baby

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.

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A Guide To Proper Breastfeeding Technique

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.

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Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces: A Tool For Breastfeeding Mothers

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.

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Baby Rubbing Face While Sleeping – Should You Be Worried?

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.

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