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Why and how to drink our Motherhood Blend!

Why and how to drink our Motherhood Blend!

Start rebuilding you. 

This is why we developed the Motherhood blend. It is for you because we know you need it. We did and we do. We as a team take it every day because we want to live the best life we can for us and our family. 

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What are my pain relief options in labour?

What are my pain relief options in labour?

Labour can be varied; you may describe the pain to be manageable while others could need strong pain relief. Pain is subjective, meaning it is personal and experienced differently by everyone, with every woman responding and coping in different ways with the pain of labour and childbirth. 

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Blocked Milk Ducts

Blocked Milk Ducts

Let’s chat about blocked milk ducts! Often pesky, annoying and unpleasant! 

It can be normal to have swollen breasts in the first few weeks of breastfeeding due to your milk coming in, but no lumps bigger than the size of a pea. If you’re feeling well and you have a sore lump in your breast, it’s probably a blocked milk duct. 

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Supporting Breastfeeding Mamas, practical tips!

Supporting Breastfeeding Mamas, practical tips!

One way you can prepare for a successful breastfeeding journey is to have the support of your partner, and those closest to you. Support is invaluable while breastfeeding, as you are the only source of bubs nutrition and hydration and this usually consumes a lot of your time. 

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Ways to use breastmilk other than feeding?

Ways to use breastmilk other than feeding?

Colostrum and breastmilk can be used to treat blocked tear ducts, cracked nipples, rashes and is pain relief for your baby. 

Breastmilk is called liquid gold for a reason. If you have spare breastmilk in your fridge or freezer, don’t throw it away (unless it’s off) - here are some of the many ways you can use your breastmilk!

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5 Tips on How to Create a Good Oral Care Routine for your Little one

5 Tips on How to Create a Good Oral Care Routine for your Little one

Hello Franjos Kitchen Community! My name is Jess, I am a parenting blogger, and today with the help of Dentist Dr Erica Tam, I want to share tips on creating a good oral care routine for your little one. From being pregnant to becoming a mum, the trials and tribulations for mothers seem to never end. 

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Birth trauma - what is this and how can we reduce the incidence?

Birth trauma - what is this and how can we reduce the incidence?

1 in 3 women in Australia consider their birth as traumatic - let’s improve this statistic!

There is no one way to define a traumatic birth, it is a subjective feeling that will be different for you and me, so it is essentially anything that you or partner describe as disturbing or distressing to you as an individual.

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Returning to work, for breastfeeding mamas!

Returning to work, for breastfeeding mamas!

Returning to work as a Mama doesn’t have to mean putting an end to your breastfeeding journey. Many beautiful Mama’s are able to return to work and maintain their milk supply and continue to bond through feeding their baby. There are many different ways to continue your breastfeeding journey while working. 

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Breastfeeding Into Toddlerhood!

Breastfeeding Into Toddlerhood!

Today we want to chat about breastfeeding into toddlerhood, the benefits, the pros, and what health bodes around the world day. Over 90% of mothers in Australia will initiate breastfeeding after birth. Some families have a very specific idea of how long they wish to breastfeed, others may find it doesn’t work for them and end sooner. Whatever you decide, just know any time spent breastfeeding will do your baby a world of good, if you want and choose to. 

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I cried the first time my baby had formula...

I cried the first time my baby had formula...

I cried when I gave Phoebe my first daughter a bottle of formula. Not because there is anything wrong with it (spoiler alert / there’s not) but because I thought it spelt the beginning of the end of breastfeeding.  She was three months old and I weaned her at 18 months (my choice not hers).

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