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The Three Most Common Issues With Breastfeeding That Mums Face.

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The Three Most Common Issues With Breastfeeding That Mums Face.

A newborn baby has only three demands. They are - warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. – Grantly Dick-Read The World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of August every year. This initiative is aimed towards raising awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding. This year’s theme is “support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. Medical experts, including the Department of Health of the Australian Government and Australia's infant feeding guidelines, highly recommend breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months. Experts believe...

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Mastering the Art of Working from Home With Kids Around

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Mastering the Art of Working from Home With Kids Around

No matter how efficient you are, it's going to be challenging for you to work from home for the next few weeks. While it might be true that most of you have done a few occasional work-from-home days in the past, still these days are going to be different. That's because you and your family are gonna be stuck inside your home for at least two more weeks and that too with minimum exposure to the external world. You will have to balance your workload between your office tasks and daily chores. But the bigger problem is that with your colleagues...

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How I weaned my baby and felt proud at the same time

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How I weaned my baby and felt proud at the same time

When my baby crossed the 7 months mark it was time to start weaning him and I began stressing out big time. With all the struggles and time constraints, I had found breastfeeding hassle-free. No bottles to sterilise. No formula to prepare. Barely any burping required but this all changed almost overnight when our baby was ready to be spoon-fed. For those of you who have recently gone through this phase, I am sure you will remember how overwhelming and at the same exciting it initially was. I began trawling through baby recipe books a month before it was actually...

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Breastfeeding with a Flat or Inverted Nipple

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Breastfeeding with a Flat or Inverted Nipple

Breastfeeding is beneficial to the mother and child as it strengthens a mother-child bond and keeps the baby healthy. So we understand why some women who have difficulty breastfeeding may be a little worried, especially when they feel their nipples are the culprit. There are varying sizes of nipples and each is beautiful in their own way. However, many women believe it is impossible to breastfeed with either a flat or an inverted nipple. First, there is nothing wrong with you. Second, do not worry if your nipples are different. Like all the other women, you can breastfeed a child....

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