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Does Introducing Solids to Baby Mean Bye-Bye to Breastfeeding?
1 year ago

Does Introducing Solids to Baby Mean Bye-Bye to Breastfeeding?

For the first six months of life, a baby does not need any food or drink other than breastmilk – it is the perfect food! However, around six months of age, babies tend to become curious about solid food. Read More

Welcome to the 4th Trimester of Pregnancy!
1 year ago

Welcome to the 4th Trimester of Pregnancy!

Pregnancy has three trimesters, but newborn babies are so small and vulnerable that for them, the first few months of life outside the womb are truly a “4th trimester” of pregnancy. For new mums, welcome to this new trimester of motherhood!  Read More

How to Get a Baby to Sleep: Our Medela Mums Give Their Advice
1 year ago

How to Get a Baby to Sleep: Our Medela Mums Give Their Advice

One of the biggest preoccupations for new mums and dads is trying to figure out how to get a baby to sleep. It is true that infants sleep a lot – but not always when you want them to! Some babies sleep through the night from an early age, while others are restless, irritable sleepers who require constant soothing and breastfeeding throughout the night. Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: Help I’m Worried as My Breasts Have Started to Never Feel Full!
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Advice: Help I’m Worried as My Breasts Have Started to Never Feel Full!

When you think about it, breastfeeding is an amazing process! For starters, breastfeeding is the only way to give your baby the unique rich blend of nutrients and immune-boosting elements that provide life enhancing benefits. Even the process of breastfeeding is fascinating. Read More

This Breastfeeding Checklist for New Mums Will Make Your Life So Much Easier!
1 year ago

This Breastfeeding Checklist for New Mums Will Make Your Life So Much Easier!

If you are a new mum, there are really only two things you need for a successful breastfeeding initiation – your baby and your breast. Mother Nature has provided a foolproof model for you to follow and there are no extra products or services needed at the beginning. What you decide to add to your life in order to make things more comfortable and convenient is up to you. Read More

15 Things New Mums Should Not Feel Guilty About!
1 year ago

15 Things New Mums Should Not Feel Guilty About!

It is a fact of modern motherhood that so much of our daily life is infused with feelings of guilt. A word that has such negative connotation, guilt can be negative and manipulative, and even paralyzing if you allow guilt to dictate your daily decisions. In fact, too much guilt can become not just a “feeling,” but also an all-encompassing way of life. Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: Help I Think I Have Engorged Breasts!
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Advice: Help I Think I Have Engorged Breasts!

Milk will be coming in and enlarging and filling your breasts anywhere from 24 hours to 80 hours after birth, but the most common time for milk to come in is around 60 hours.

For most mums if their baby is feeding well and frequently the breasts will become fuller and heavier but probably won’t become engorged. So what does engorged actually mean? Read More

Practical Tips for Packing, Freezing, Re-Heating and Storing Breastmilk
1 year ago

Practical Tips for Packing, Freezing, Re-Heating and Storing Breastmilk

Once you are accustomed to the basics of expressing breastmilk, you might want to look for new ways to make expressing a bigger part of your life and extend the convenience of this way of feeding your baby. Read More

Finding Balance as a Mum of Multiples: An Interview with Eliza from Twingenuity
1 year ago

Finding Balance as a Mum of Multiples: An Interview with Eliza from Twingenuity

We recently sat down with the lovely Eliza from Twingenuity. She has been an inspiration, giving birth to the lovely Charlie and then finding out she was pregnant with twins just 6 weeks later. She is now juggling three kids under two and we asked her how she does it! Read More

Breastfeeding Questions: How Can I Feed My New Baby with a Toddler Running Around?
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Questions: How Can I Feed My New Baby with a Toddler Running Around?

Lisa asks: “I understand that I will have my hands full with both a toddler and a baby! What are some ideas for feeding a newborn with a toddler?” Read More