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    Let’s Talk About…Pregnancy Weight

    May 13, 2016Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    Let’s talk about pregnancy weight. Does this sound familiar to you? – “I gained 70lbs, and the experience of trying to lose it was really interesting, because I’d never been in a situation where I realised I really needed to lose quite a few pounds. So I’d lose 10lbs and then I’d plateau at 150 and stay there forever. It was really discouraging.

    But I didn’t change anything – you just have to push through it. Like …

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    Yes or No to co-Sleeping?

    March 12, 2016Lifestyle, Mum Life, Uncategorised

    Parents seem to be split on the pros and cons of co-sleeping, i.e. sharing a bed with your baby. Common practice up until the 19th century, it has now come back into fashion thanks to so-called “attachment parenting” – how times have changed. Despite the all-too-often stories covering tragedies brought on by bed sharing, many still endorse it if the practice is carried out correctly. So what’s right for you?

    The pros of sharing a bed with your baby …

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    Bump, Birth and Beyond – Episode 4

    January 26, 2016Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    Well that festive season feels like a million years ago already! It seems like two seconds ago we were biting into a mince pie, savouring every succulent bite, and now we’re knee deep in the January freeze trying to cope with a detox diet of seeds and Nutribullet smoothies. Eugh. Time has also flown in the Bump, Birth and Beyond baby department, with not one but two new arrivals in our trio of families, whilst …

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    Top Tips for Weaning Babies off Breast Milk

    January 15, 2016Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Mum Life, Uncategorised

    After all the ups and downs we experience when breastfeeding, the time to wean can creep up without warning. The question is, should you be sad, relieved, or just unsure about what to feed them next?

    Both the WHO and the Department of Health recommend waiting to wean until your baby is six months old, though research has shown that nearly half of all UK babies are weaned before they are four months old, and one …

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    Five Surprising Facts About Breastfeeding

    August 5, 2014Lifestyle, Mum Life, Uncategorised

    Ah, breastfeeding. A perfectly natural method, used for millennia to nourish and protect young children. But despite our countless years of practice, breastfeeding still isn’t a walk in the park for all new mothers – nipples can become cracked and sore, babies can struggle to latch on, and the frequency with which they feed can become a real drain. Sadly these are now expected from breastfeeding – but some things can still take us by …

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