How often should I breastfeed my newborn?
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The frequency of feeds can be such a hot topic for new parents and can be quite stressful especially the first time round. New Mum's can become overwhelmed with all of the information, instructions and learning the crying cues from your in the first couple weeks of becoming a mother.
Meanwhile its not uncommon that your family, friends and even strangers will often add their (well meaning) but often not needed piece of advice on how often your newborn 'should' be feeding. The hard part about this is that getting different pieces of advise can often be conflicting to what you may have been told firstly leading to stress and anxiety on exactly how often your newborn should be feeding.
Here are some great tips and advise from our Feeding Your Newborn workshop host; Emma Maher (Midwife/Lactation Consultant) from Empowered Lactation with Emma on how often newborns breastfeed.
Christmas is only 4 weeks away... and while we all look forward to the festivities, food and fun with family and friends; it is also one of the busiest times of year.
Although thinking about our health and wellness during this time may not be on the top of the to-do list; by simply adding these four things, you will find that you not only get through the silly season with flying colours – you will thrive!
Here are our four top tips for not only surviving but THRIVING this holiday season:
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Its that time of year again, Christmas is upon us and we are making our lists and checking them twice. Because there is not enough stress on which toy or game is the latest trend, ensuring that it is also the best toy/game to enrich your child’s brain can make the decision process even harder.
By the time your child is between the ages of 18 months to two years old their gross motor, communication and development skills are rapidly changing and growing. They are becoming more independent and eagerly wanting to show off their new skills and abilities which are helping them become the amazing little person they are.
Between the ages of 2-3 years your toddler is rapidly changing and developing not just in motor & communication skills but developing a sense of who they are and what they love to do.
Every parent wants to provide the safest and healthiest space for a child to grow-up in. Simple strategies around the home can support families to live a life free from over exposure to household chemicals.
Some scary research shows that chemical exposure during pregnancy or during a child's life can have detrimental effects on health, development and growth. Children are particularly vulnerable because their vital organs are still growing and they have a reduced ability to eliminate toxins from their developing bodies. So lets make your home a chemical free haven for your children.
Supporting optimal health, balance & growth.
Life gets really busy! Ensuring your child can enjoy down time is essential for maintaining health, keeping life balanced and of course giving them the opportunity to optimally grow.