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How to balance solids and milk

  The first few months of your newborns life are sometimes the easiest. You are both stuck in hazy days of cuddles and milk mustaches. Everything seems so simple: sleep, milk, nappy change, repeat. Babies seem to know what they are doing more than we do at times. They give us all the signs we need from them to know when they are ready to try something new, or to move on to a new milestone. We are often the ones who complicate things. At 6 months old, your baby should be showing some signs that they are ready to start experimenting with solids. This can be a super tricky time, especially if it is your first baby. There are...

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Quick Beauty Hacks for the Breastfeeding Mom

A breastfeeding baby doesn’t want mommy to spend her time worrying about how she looks. She wants boob, and in the beginning she wants boob all the time. In the first month, nesting is quite okay and you are happy to sit on the couch with your sweatpants and food-stained shirt. Once this phase starts wearing off and the cabin fever sets in, you may want to start making yourself feel better about how you look again. Easy enough right; but how do you juggle a full-time baby, maybe even other children, and then what feels like selfishly getting yourself dolled-up again? Facing the truth, you know that you won’t be spending the same amount of time getting ready that...

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How to avoid that new mom slump

Having a baby is so incredibly exciting. You finally get to meet the little life that has been growing inside of you for nine months, and you get rid of all the pregnancy woes! The first few weeks after your baby is born are wonderful. You spend your time nesting at home, bonding every minute of every day in a lull where you have nothing to worry about, just focussing on you and your newborn. Soon enough though, the lovely haze starts wearing thin and a bit of cabin fever sets in. The comfy days of wearing your pyjamas start turning into the drab feeling where you become a little hard on yourself, you miss the way you used to...

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Breastfeeding – surviving the summer heat

Summer can be great, if you spend your time in an air-conditioned room or out in the pool. It’s not so fun when you have a baby attached to you most of the day and half of the night. The two of you are sweating; you are overheating and completely grumpy. You are longing to enjoy your breastfeeding time with your baby, but how are you expected to do it when you are both so cranky? On top of this, you also worry that your baby might become dehydrated from the heat. You may doubt that your breastmilk isn’t providing enough water for them to keep up with the warmer days. Not matter how many people tell you otherwise, trust...

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Nursing Strikes - What you need to do

 A nursing strike is when your baby refuses to feed, for what seems like no reason. A nursing strike can last between 3-5 days, or even carry on longer in more severe cases. The most important thing to remember is that a nursing strike does not mean that your baby is ready to wean off of milk. It is their way of letting you know that something is wrong. There a many different reasons why your baby might go on a nursing strike. They might be teething or experiencing pain in their mouth, they could be suffering from a throat or ear infection, have a stuffy nose, you may have a reduced milk supply, there might be a change...

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