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How can you plan for birth when it’s so unpredictable?

Labour and birth are very unpredictable, and there will always be unknowns during the experience. Despite this, there are some elements of your birth experience that you can plan for!  I have put together a list of my Top 10 tips for things you CAN plan for, or learn about, to prepare for labour. #1 […]

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Why won’t my 3 month old breastfeed anymore?! Is this a nursing strike?

Breastfeeding has been going well for a couple of months now. You got through those first few weeks of clusterfeeding all night, you figured out how to get a deeper latch so your nipples are finally happy, and you even had an IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) come to help you at home and make sure things […]

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Returning to Work AND Breastfeeding? It can be done!

Returning to Work AND Breastfeeding? It can be done! Ahhhh! and Waaaaah….. your maternity leave is almost over! It’s hard to believe that a year has passed, and you will soon be heading back to work. So much has happened over the last year, and as your baby’s first birthday and your return to work […]

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Why breastfeeding can hurt, even when it’s not supposed to….

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Facebook mom groups are full of breastfeeding questions from desperate new mothers, who are asking things like : “how long will my nipples feel like fire?”…. “when will breastfeeding feel better?”…. “is breastfeeding supposed to hurt so much?”… What follows is usually an onslaught of answers from well-meaning moms who remember their own struggle. Their […]

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7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy Naturally during Cold and Flu Season : and an amazing Recipe for my Immune Boosting Super Smoothie!

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Cold and flu season is officially upon us.  This can be a rough time for many; especially for those of us with kids it can seem as though someone is always sick.  In fact, children under six years average six to eight colds per year (up to one per month, September through April), with symptoms […]

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How Kangaroo Care Gives the Smallest Babies the Best Chance

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November 17th – WORLD PREMATURITY DAY! Kangaroo Care, also known as skin-to-skin, helps give even the smallest of premature babies a better chance at life. This is why: It’s something that no expectant parent can prepare for. Most parents won’t even let themselves think it could happen …. never, no…not to them and their baby-to-be. […]

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