Mama, your body is amazing! You are growing and developing a tiny, perfect human.
During this time of rapid growth, your body undergoes a sea of hormonal changes and may leave you wondering what on earth is going on in there and why is it making you feel this way?
Some people are “lucky” and sail on through the first trimester with minimal symptoms while others can experience the full whack of ailments that pregnancy can bring.
Throughout my pregnancy, we have been speaking to our first born, Christie, about what’s happening. We explained how my tummy will be growing and how she will soon have a baby brother. We explained to her the process of when it’s time to have the baby, what’s going to happen, what her role will be and where she will be when it all happens.
Not every new mother has considered breastfeeding their baby, but, if you can, I say, why not?
There are so many articles on the Internet outlining the reasons why we should breastfeed our child. My own research showed me that breastmilk contains ideal nutrients for infants as it has the perfect mix of vitamins, protein and fat, which helps your baby grow. I also discovered that breastmilk is easy for bub to digest compared to infant formula, which is great to know.
The information in this article is not intended to replace medical expertise. If you are concerned for yourself, or a loved one, please call lifeline, dial 000 or consult with your medical practitioner.
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.