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The influence of stress on your breastmilk supply

August 6, 2019

Stress is the #1 killer of breastmilk supply. The rise of certain hormonal levels such as cortisol (which is your body’s main stress hormone that controls your mood, motivation and fear) can dramatically reduce your milk supply. While breastfeeding is important, mental health is key to properly caring for your baby. Stress can affect breastfeeding…

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Will my baby get enough breastmilk if she only feeds on one side?

August 2, 2019

As with almost anything else in your body (finger size, feet size, eyesight) asymmetry is normal. For some mothers the difference might hardly be noticable and for others there might be a big difference. In terms of breastfeeding, this is not a problem. Why do babies prefer one breast? Sometimes your let-down in the one…

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How to balance solid food while still wanting to breastfeed.

August 2, 2019

Your baby will gradually stop relying on milk as they replace it with all types of exciting solids. In the beginning when still learning how to eat, most food will end up everywhere except in their mouth, but as they start eating more solid food they will naturally drink less breast milk or formula. When…

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Is it possible to not have enough breastmilk?

August 1, 2019

In every new mother with a desire to breastfeed lurks the question of; will I have enough breastmilk to feed my baby. You will have many women tell you that you body was designed to breastfeed and that it will come naturally, but what if it doesn’t? There are various reasons why a new mom…

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Breastfeeding Nutrition & Dairy free Calcium Options

June 3, 2019

This is going to be a big one, so get ready… On average, your body burns an EXTRA of 250-500 calories a day while breastfeeding or pumping. If you are pumping 600ml a day, your body burns 400 additional calories, if you are pumping 900ml a day then your body is burning an additional 600…

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Pregnancy Nutrition & Menu

May 30, 2019

The day you find out that you are pregnant is the day you become extremely aware of what you put in your mouth and how you fuel your body. There are too many opinions about what to eat and what not te eat. I will outline a few key nutrients along with a very simple…

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Breastfeeding & Food

March 2, 2019

Breastfeeding for me has a lot more demands when it comes to food than pregnancy ever has. There are so many foods that you should avoid, food you should eat and when to eat. It can all come across a bit overwhelming so maybe I can make it easier for you… Foods you should avoid:…

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Homemade Baby Food

March 2, 2019

So the big day has finally arrived, the day your baby can start eating solids. If you’re like me, you couldn’t wait for this day. I was more excited than my baby! Firstly, there are two items that I can’t go without: Nuby Gardern Fresh Steam ‘n Fresh Baby Bullet I chop up any fruits…

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The role of Protein during Pregnancy & Breastfeeding (Includes Smoothie Recipe)

February 19, 2019

We all know that during pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition is key! Protein plays a vital role in staying healthy and strong. Protein, along with the amino acids that it contains, is an essential building block for human cells. During pregnancy you need round about 75g of protein to support your fast growing fetus as well…

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Hospital Bag Check List

February 18, 2019

My hospital bag exploded!! I had two baby bags and one for me only to arrive at the hospital and realise how unnecessary a lot of the items where and how many things I actually needed that I didn’t pack. What the hospital (Life Hospital) said I needed to pack, but I didn’t need: Diapers…

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