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Posts tagged: motherhood

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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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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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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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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19 Breastfeeding Myths

19 Breastfeeding Myths New Mums need to know about

Introduction Having a baby is both one of the most beautiful and most confusing times in our lives, everyone believes they know 'the' wisdom nugget that will change your life and they love to share it with you, whether you ask for it or not! Resident Naturopath & Nutritionist Jo Clark, has set...

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Your Ongoing Support

Your Ongoing Support allows us to Support Others

As mothers and women, It's safe to say that we have all come in contact with postnatal depression or anxiety at some stage in our lives be it personally or through someone close. It's a cause we hold close to heart at Franjo's Kitchen and for this reason, we've made the...

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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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