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  • 5 May 2015

    WIN A WEEK’S SUPPLY OF BREASTFEEDING BARS

    Freida’s Feeding Food by family health brand Freida’s Pantry is a functional food bar designed for breastfeeding mums. It is based on a traditional recipe used by Eastern women to breastfeed and recover from giving birth. The oat, nut and seed bar is rich in omega 3 and 6 and high in fibre. The bars are made of galactalogues, which are foods that may help with milk quality and quantity. Each bar contains only 187 calories, on average breastfeeding mums need an extra 500 calories a day to keep up their milk supply so the bars are a good way to get the additional calories through “good fats”. […] more

  • 5 May 2015

    WIN A DOUBLE BREASTPUMP

    The birth of a baby is a time of great joy but it’s also a time of major change for families, and in particular the breastfeeding mum. That’s why Ardo puts so much thought into developing products that offer everything an expressing mum needs. Ardo electric breast pumps are easy to use, powerful and extremely quiet, so breast milk can be expressed comfortably and discreetly. The vacuum strength and cycle frequency can be adjusted individually and independently from one another, allowing mums to control their own individual pumping experience. High standards of hygiene and safety are achieved thanks to “Vacuum Seal” technology. This ensures that no breast milk or impurities can enter the tube or pump, protecting mum, milk and baby. […] more

  • 15 Mar 2015

    How to have a mindful birth

    You may have heard that oxytocin is the hormone we want to have flowing around the body during labour. It helps the natural process of birth along. But do you know how to actively promote oxytocin besides just trying to relax? In the midst of facing unknown challenges in labour, it is very normal to feel the emotions and sensations associated with a loss of control. The question is, will you be able to make space to observe and simply 'be with' your thoughts, emotions and sensations in a way that avoids spiralling into panic? […] more

  • 14 Oct 2013

    5 of the best: nursing bras

    Whether you’re an expectant mother or a full term breastfeeder, nursing bras may represent an important part of your wardrobe. It is important to take care of your breasts during pregnancy with soft and comfortable maternity bras and it is equally important to continue that care with supportive, correctly fitting nursing bras. An ill-fitting bra can cause painful blockages which can lead to mastitis. The difficulty is in deciding which is the correct nursing bra for you. Often they are expensive, so trial and error isn’t always an option. We’ve trialled a wide selection to bring you the top 5 nursing bras on the market today, to make your decision making a little easier. […] more

  • 23 Sep 2013

    Why I don’t like breastfeeding

    This is a really difficult subject to write about. I’m no Kathryn Blundell, so you won’t find general vitriol and made up stories about crazed breastfeeders here. In fact, I have breastfed both of my children and am still feeding my youngest at 13 months with no intention of stopping before she’s ready. So, it would probably surprise a lot of people to know that I really don’t like it and am sort of looking forward to the day my little one weans… I can’t pretend that we’ve had a rough ride. […] more

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