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You may have heard about postnatal depression (PND) and the baby blues, but, did you know that perinatal anxiety and post-natal anxiety (PNA) is also very common? Up to half of people with antenatal anxiety also have antenatal depression.
We like to introduce you to new mum, Livia. She’s a Sydney-based mama and beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Over the next few months, she will be sharing her pregnancy and breastfeeding journey as a first time mum to the beautiful baby Jordan.
Hello, I’m Georgina of Wool and Willow, a 2nd time round Mumma to our gorgeous little boy, Andrew. I also have a daughter Christie who is almost four years old now.
A big congratulations to Medela mum, Kim, for reaching her 12-month breastfeeding goal with the gorgeous Coby! Thank you for sharing your journey with us and other Aussie mums.
Sleep deprivation! Ask any new parent and they will probably tell you about the lack of sleep that they are getting. At this point in your life, you are so tired that you can hardly string a sentence together. You probably even understand why sleep deprivation is a form of torture!
So, what is normal when it comes to infant sleep? In order to answer the question of what is “normal,” we need to start by looking at what your baby can and can’t do from a developmental perspective.
I’m about to tell you something so amazing that it will blow your mind. So, hold on and get ready for a wild ride!
We just passed six solid months of breastfeeding, with the addition of solids in the past three weeks to help Bobby gain weight.
Speaking of which, I really struggle with those growth charts that the MCHN has. We are all made so differently! All four of my boys have been on the petite side of the charts, which, apparently, is a cause for concern.
So, what exactly is a birth and breastfeeding plan? For many mums, the thought of their impending birth and breastfeeding relationship can bring up all sorts of emotions from anxiety and fear to excitement and wonder.
Joseph and I have always had a strong teamwork mentality when it comes to breastfeeding. We are both very pro-the-melon and both believe in my “anytime, anywhere” view.
Obviously, he can’t psychically breastfeed, but, he always tries to assist me where ever possible. This has been especially true in those first few months when it feels like all you do is feed.
Coby turned 7-months-old recently and we marked this milestone with a trip to the USA with my Mum. I’m trying to make the most of my maternity leave and accompanying Mum to her friend’s memorial service was special for both of us.