Posts tagged: newborn
All things Babywearing!
Let’s chat about something that may just save you your sanity mama, babywearing. Babes tried? Clingy? Sleepy? You need two hands for something? Babywearing is such a lifesaver! There are a bunch of ways bubs can be worn and this practice has been used for centuries to keep bubs close...
World Breastfeeding Week: Advocating for Equal AccessAs we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, it's important to acknowledge breastfeeding inequality. It's a disparity that hides in plain sight -- it can be easy to assume that any new mama has all the tools she needs to feed her baby easily and for free, but it's simply not the case. Myriad factors influence a mom's ability to breastfeed successfully and the length of time for which she is able to do so exclusively.
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!
Written by midwife Aliza from Bumpnbub.
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...
Natural Methods to Coping with Morning SicknessMorning 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).
Top Tips for Preconception
Formation of sperm can take up to 116 days and ova are susceptible to damage for about 100 days before ovulation, so ideally both partners should be thinking about pre-conception health care for around four months prior to conception. Infertility is shared equally among men and women, so pre-conception care...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...