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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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Summer Bod: Healthy Sweet Substitutes For a Breastfeeding Mom

(Photo credit: Igor Ovsyannykov) Cupcakes, donuts, cookies, and all things chocolate. We can deny how delicious they all are. With the summertime just around the corner, we are all trying to be more mindful of our diet for the warmer weather.  Pastries, cakes, and candy are always tempting and hard to avoid when our body is needing more calories to breastfeed. As a busy mom with a newborn baby, sometimes you just want a quick and easy pick-me-up and chocolate always does the trick! However as a breastfeeding mom, it is important we get all the proper nutrients to keep building that milk supply and to stay properly fueled. Making milk is exhausting and drains hundreds of calories and and...

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Going Back to Work - How to Deal

Going back to work after having your baby can be absolutely terrifying! Not only are we stressed about the logistics of it all, but every day we are reminded that soon we will have to trust our baby to someone else. All our maternal instincts shout for us to be the sole caregiver!  Unfortunately nowadays most families need two incomes and we aren’t able to be stay at home moms. On the other hand some moms find themselves excited to be going back to work, and this can often cause some guilt. You are torn between wanting to have your own time and wanting to be home with your baby to nurture and watch them grow. This is completely normal....

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