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Weaning Blues – The Depression Nobody Talks About

It’s perfectly normal to have feelings of grief and self doubt when weaning from breastfeeding happens earlier than you have planned. But there can be other, strong emotions, including vicious mood swings that can be related to weaning, whatever the age of your child or if this was a ‘natural’ weaning decided by your baby or a gradual ‘mother –led’…
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Five Big Fat Lies About Breastfeeding- What Is The Truth?

It seems crazy that breastfeeding is the biologically normal way to feed a baby and women have been feeding their babies at the breast since time began and yet there is still a plethora of misinformation that can mess up a mother’s experience and feeding her baby can become a huge struggle. How many of these big fat lies have you heard – and what…
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Why You Mustn’t Give Your Baby Water (it could be unsafe)

According to physicians at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore babies younger than six months old should never be given water to drink. “Even when they’re very tiny, babies have an intact thirst reflex or a drive to drink,” Dr. Jennifer Anders, a pediatric emergency physician at the center, told Reuters Health. “When they have that thirst…
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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

You have finally mastered breastfeeding, you and your baby are enjoying this special bond, but knowing you are returning to work has you fraught with anxiety. You worry, how can I maintain my milk supply? How do I negotiate expressing or feeding breaks at work? How will I express, store and transport my milk? What about my baby – how much milk does…
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