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Why I quit breastfeeding at day 5!

Why I quit breastfeeding at day 5!

I had given birth to Margot via a C-section and almost immediately I felt like things weren’t right. I didn’t bond at all with Margot (unlike my first baby Phoebe where I had immediate overwhelming love). A lack of bond made me really resent Margot. I absolutely hated feeding her, it wasn’t just the pain, I was getting huge anxiety every time I had to feed her and it took all I had in me not to rip her off every feed.

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Benefits of Breastfeeding!

Benefits of Breastfeeding!

Breastfeeding undoubtedly has a huge array of benefits for both mother and baby. As a midwife, I get asked a lot about specific research-based benefits, so here are some of our favorites!

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8 early signs that could indicate there’s a bun in the oven!

8 early signs that could indicate there’s a bun in the oven!

Feeling a little different? Not quite sure what it is? Are you possibly expecting? Today, we run you through some of the earliest pregnancy signs.  Some women experience symptoms as early as one week after conception, while others may only experience some of these after a few weeks. Regardless of when you experience symptoms, it's important to know what to look out for. 

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Increasing your milk supply, tips from a midwife!

Increasing your milk supply, tips from a midwife!

I love to share tips and tricks on breastfeeding and wanted to share a wrap up of some of the best tips to increase your milk supply! Let's be real, breastfeeding isn't easy. Although it's natural and I feel like it totally should be easy, it's not. Its a learned skill from both mama and babe! So here are some tips we shared over World Breastfeeding Week for increasing your milk supply:

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Supporting new mums at the Epworth

Supporting new mums at the Epworth

5 years in the making. We have done it.   It has been long on our list to nourish mums right at the source - at beginning of their breastfeeding journey.   Enter Epworth hospital.   We are so proud to be featured in the new Epworth Maternity Freemasons and...

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Woman among flowers, a more mindful 2018

Top 3 easy tips for a more mindful 2019.

How was 2018 for you? Did you flow into the end of the year in a blissful bubble of balance? Or, like so many of us, did you limp to the finish line, craving that sanctuary of time between Christmas and New Year when 90% of the world seems to...

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Francesca Woods with new born baby

Post Baby Blues, or something more?

Frans story and PANDA Mental Health Checklist... This week is PANDA awareness week. I have spoken before about my struggles after having Margot and today I want to open up a little more about the signs and symptoms I experienced. I have always been impacted by hormones, and during my pregnancy...

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Brans we love

Brands We Love...

There are so many incredible brands out there. Brands that are creating wonderful products for new mums and bubs and we wanted to share a few of our favourites with you...   Frankly Eco We love the Frankly Eco range because it’s packed with natural plant-based goodness and organic essential...

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Christmas tips

Seven Sunday’s to Christmas?!

That's right, we can't believe it either. Where has the year gone? If you have stumbled across this blog post, chances are you are a mum or know a new/soon to be mum. Which also means you understand the whole new level of stress and organizing that surrounds Christmas. So,...

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Baby & Child Collective Logo

The Baby & Child Collective

As you all know, Franjo’s kitchen started on an intersection in Kingsville, Melbourne. Jo and Fran met at the lights while walking their babies and following that chance meeting, they created Franjo’s Kitchen. However what some of you might not know is that Fran moved back to New Zealand in...

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Superfood bread by Delicously Ella

Superfood Bread

We love this beautifully rich, wholesome, nutty bread  Courtesy of the wonderful www.deliciouslyella.com.  Here are some of the reasons why it is a favourite: Wholesome, filling and oh so nourishing Quality carbohydrate and fibre rich – thank you tummy and energy here we come! Loads of protein Vegan (dairy and egg free) Full...

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