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Some newly breastfeeding mothers worry about how they will deal with their baby’s need to breastfeed when they are away from home. We live in a society which finds it acceptable for women to wear skimpy bathing suits on the beach, to dress in low cut tops and to pose scantily clad for underwear advertisements. But many people are critical when they see a woman bare her breasts for their natural purpose, that is, to breastfeed a baby. Read on for some great words of advice from the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Read More
There are many myths or common misconceptions about motherhood that can add to the stressors faced by new mothers as well as new fathers. Not being aware of some of these myths and their influence can change the way a new mother approaches her new role, slowing down her adjustment to it. For some women this can be a powerful part of PND. Read more to find out if you could be experiencing a case of the blues or if it’s possible you could have PND or something more serious. Read More
Acupuncture is a safe, effective therapy for mothers-to-be during pregnancy, for a whole range of ailments. Induction acupuncture can help post-dates women to establish labour. If you’re trying to beat an induction of labour, check out this article on natural labour induction with acupuncture, first! Read More
Cuddles help your baby thrive and become a well adjusted little person. Find out how here. Read More
The festive season (aka silly season) can take a toll on our bodies through alcoholic and food over-indulgence, lack of sleep, lack of water and more. Find out some great tips from BellyBelly Pregnancy Centre Naturopath, Nicole Tracy, who has some ways to help you end the silly season with more energy and less weight! Read More
In most areas of Australia, we face periods of hot weather. This can be exhausting for everyone. Babies and mothers need special attention in extremes of temperature to ensure that they are comfortable and well hydrated. Find out answers to questions like ‘Does My Baby Need Extra Fluids?’, ‘How Do I Tell if My Baby is Getting Enough Milk?’ and more… Read More
If you plan to birth your baby in a hospital, then choosing a Baby Friendly accredited hospital means that you have a better chance of establishing breastfeeding successfully and going on to exclusively breastfeed your baby for a longer period of time. Read More
Another baby sales catalogue has arrived in our letterbox. The range of baby gear is overwhelming to me, let alone new or prospective parents: what is necessary? What could we do without? What might be really helpful? What will it turn out to be a waste of money? So how do you know what you REALLY do need? Read More