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Tips for supporting new mothers!

Tips for supporting new mothers!

Something we remember all too clearly, is thinking “we wish we knew what those first few months of motherhood were like, so we could have been more supportive.”

We have written a blog on our top tips to support new mamas, because we know it can be hard to know the best ways to be supportive! 

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8 Tips for Pumping mums, written by a midwife!

8 Tips for Pumping mums, written by a midwife!

8 Tips for Pumping Mums! As you may know, many women will need to pump after giving birth for a variety of reasons. These can include; wanting to increase your milk supply, if your baby is separated from you, if your bub is in the NICU or by choice if...

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Hospital bag packing list from a third time mama!

Hospital bag packing list from a third time mama!

Third time around and I feel like a pro at the old hospital bag. I last did this post in 2015, and so I have updated it slightly!  I will be having an elective c-section as my first two were c sections so this is a bag more geared for...

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Nourishing your nervous system and surrendering during this time...

Nourishing your nervous system and surrendering during this time...

Nourishing your nervous system and surrendering…. There will be no other time in our lives where we will experience what we are experiencing right now... I have no doubt most of you would have felt similar feels to me over the past few weeks; anxiousness, apprehension, nervousness, fatigue, sadness, fear,...

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Natural Methods to Coping with Morning Sickness

Natural Methods to Coping with Morning Sickness

Morning sickness or nausea, may be one of the first signs you feel before you find out you are expecting.  Luckily, there are some natural ways to manage this in those first few weeks - and you can usually expect your symptoms to disappear around the end of the first trimester (third month of pregnancy). 

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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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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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Father with three children

A letter to Fathers everywhere

To the quiet achievers, I nod my head to them. The fathers, the brothers, the stepdads, the godfathers, the grandfathers and all of the positively influential male figures in our lives. So much is spoken about the ‘selfless mum’ out there, and too right there should be but I feel...

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Mothers group morning tea

That's One Big Mothers Group Morning Tea

That was one pretty awesome Mother’s group gathering…. Can we do that weekly? One Big Mothers Group Morning Tea On Friday 17th August, we were lucky enough to be a part of the "One Big Mothers Group Morning Tea" at Epworth Hospital Geelong. Well done to the team at Epworth Hospital...

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Nutrition for Breastfeeding

Everything you need to know about Nutrition for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is such a wonderful bond, But it can also be really challenging for new mums. Particularly when milk supply is an issue, it can be so frustrating and disheartening. Here are some tips and foods to improve milk supply and quality along with your Franjo's Kitchen Lactation helpers.  ...

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What to pack in your hospital bag

When I was pregnant with Phoebe I was FILLED with anxiety about what to pack in my hospital bag and what I actually needed for a newborn. Buying nappies was seemingly an impossible task and I had NO idea what a bunny rug was (it’s a stretchy square of fabric to swaddle a baby in).

 

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