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Posts tagged: newborn

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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Pregnancy Series Part 1

Pregnancy series part one - The early advice

We are starting to get more questions about pregnancy so Jo has been busy writing a five part series covering all your pregnancy questions. We hope you enjoy them!  EARLY PREGNANCY ADVICE Do you need support? If you have had a history of miscarriage or early pregnancy problems whether it...

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Francesca Woods with newborn baby

Why I quit breastfeeding at day 5

5 days in and I literally felt like I was in hell. I quit breastfeeding.   Margot was my second baby and things had not well from the beginning. I had a very difficult pregnancy with an unwell husband and developed a huge (7x11cm) subchorionic hematoma. I bleed almost daily...

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Basket of nutritious vegetables

Key nutrients to think about when breastfeeding

Nutrients to think about Did you know that some nutrients in your breastmilk are impacted by your current nutritional status where as others are not?  Calcium for example is actually mobilised from bone during the early stages of breastfeeding, so in other words you can eat as much calcium rich...

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breastfeeding mother on bed with newborn baby

The Amazing Functions of Breastfeeding

This ones for you Mum! We often think breastfeeding is all about delivering optimal nutrition for the baby. Many mums are actually unaware of the amazing benefits that they are getting from carrying out this phenomenal, innate function. Ladies, here is a list to get excited about and give you...

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Pregnant woman with view of baby

Nutritional wellbeing during pregnancy.

Remember, no two pregnant women are the same. Everyone is different and will experience this journey of pregnancy in their own separate ways. It is all about being mindful and doing your best for yourself and your little baby. There will be days when you cannot stomach the things you...

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Motherhood - Mother in bed with baby

Motherhood

Motherhood, what a crazy-beautiful journey.   We embark on this adventure often bright eyed and ‘ready’ for the wonderful milestones, the cuddles, the cuteness and the fulfilling of our birthright, to be mothers.   However, like any part of our life, motherhood is full of polarities. The ups and downs...

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The Breastfeeding Series Part 1

What to expect in the early days after your baby is born by Lois Wattis We are thrilled to present a three part series written by Lois Wattis  RN CM IBCLC FACM and author of the fabulous book New Baby 101 - A midwife's guide for new parents. Part 1:...

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