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  1. TV presenter and girlboss, Kathryn Eisman's "My Healthy Week"

    TV presenter and girlboss, Kathryn Eisman's "My Healthy Week"
    Kathryn Eisman is a two-time Emmy nominated journalist, two-time bestselling author, and founder of luxury fashion sock line, HighHeelJunglesocks. She’s currently the fashion reporter for Fox LA’s Good Day LA (she lives in Los Angeles) and entertainment correspondent on Sunrise and The Morning Show, and has also worked as a journalist with E!, NBC in the US and Foxtel here in Oz. We met when I was Editor-in-Chief of Cleo magazine and Kathryn proposed a hilarious but very helpful dating column, which I immediately picked up. Her website kathryneisman.com was created because she felt there “are so many websites but not that many which catered for women as a whole. Mum’s sites are popular, and career sites, but nothing as a whole.
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  2. Pregnant Model Praised For Not Hiding Boob Veins. But Is It A Normal Side Effect?

    Pregnant Model Praised For Not Hiding Boob Veins. But Is It A Normal Side Effect?
    Carrying a baby can do strange things to your body, from making your nose bigger to giving you swollen ankles. Australian model and Instagram influencer, Belle Lucia, has just shared the reality of another side effect. The 24-year-old posted a bikini photo showing her baby bump as well as the veins on her chest, which she attributed to her pregnancy. “I know I got a veiny chest," the half German half Portuguese model wrote. "Happens because your blood volume increases by 50 percent when pregnant and they go away after pregnancy when your blood volume returns."
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  3. Why Omega 3 Fatty Acids Matter For Baby And Mum

    Why Omega 3 Fatty Acids Matter For Baby And Mum
    Omega-3 fatty acids are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids that are broken down into two categories: DHA and EPA. Both DHA and EPA offer their own benefits and are especially essential for fetal growth and development during pregnancy and perinatal wellbeing. Here, dietician, Tammy Mond explains why Omega 3 Fatty acids are important for mother and baby and sources of these.
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  4. Breastfeeding, Periods and Getting Pregnant

    Breastfeeding, Periods and Getting Pregnant

    After those big fat super pads and mesh undies that are a necessary postnatal ‘thing’, discovering that breastfeeding can delay the return of your periods is a welcome bonus.

    This period free time though, varies among individual women. Most mothers who continue to breastfeed will resume periods between nine and eighteen months after birth. However, while some lucky ladies can go a year or more without a glimpse of Aunty Flo, others can find her visiting within just a few weeks. 

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  5. Mums On Phone While Breastfeeding Hampers Bonding

    Mums On Phone While Breastfeeding Hampers Bonding
    DOCTORS are warning new mums that scrolling through Facebook or texting while breastfeeding is hampering essential bonding with baby. The modern day habit of “brexting” is a growing phenomenon and the experts are worried about the impact on child development.
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  6. How Do I Give a Bottle To My Breastfed Baby

    How Do I Give a Bottle To My Breastfed Baby
    Whatever the reasons for offering bottles, there are gentle ways to do this that won’t compromise either your own or your baby’s breastfeeding experience. For instance, some babies will find the fast flow of a bottle much easer than breastfeeding so will refuse the breast – this can be heart breaking for you. So let’s discuss how you can offer your baby a bottle respectfully, without stress or risking your breastfeeding experience.
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  7. Pills, Potions, Cautions - are you risking your health to breastfeed?

    Pills, Potions, Cautions - are you risking your health to breastfeed?
    Just as with any medication, whether herbal or pharmaceutical, women should be advised of all possible contraindications so they can weigh up risks versus benefits and make choices accordingly. It is particularly important when you are breastfeeding or pregnant that you are aware of any side effects that may be harmful to yourself or your baby.
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  8. Pinky's Top 5 Tips For Easier Night Feeds

    Pinky's Top 5 Tips For Easier Night Feeds
    Simply knowing night feeds are a fact of life right now, doesn’t mean you won’t be hanging out for uninterrupted sleep as soon as possible. The thing is, it’s perfectly normal for your your baby to need night feeds through his first year of life and possibly even longer. Thankfully, though, there are some tips that can help you get more rest and make night-time breastfeeds much easier.
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  9. A Lactation Consultant's Answers to 5 Most Common Breastfeeding Questions

    A Lactation Consultant's Answers to 5 Most Common Breastfeeding Questions
    You probably have lots of questions about breastfeeding. Here, Pinky McKay (she's an IBCLC Lactation Consultant) answers the 5 most common questions breastfeeding mothers ask her - see her answers and boost your Mama confidence.
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  10. Busting out all over - preventing and treating breast engorgement.

    Busting out all over - preventing and treating breast engorgement.
    Sometime between the second and sixth day after your baby’s birth, your milk will ‘come in’.For some women this is a gradual process with relatively little discomfort, but for many it can feel very sudden and surprisingly painful – you can feel as though your breasts are literally bursting! Your breasts may feel hot and hard and you may feel throbbing, with this swelling and hardness even extending up to your armpits. Read more to see how you can prevent or relieve engorgement.
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  11. 'Today I told one of my mates to stop breastfeeding her newborn'

    'Today I told one of my mates to stop breastfeeding her newborn'
    Former House Rules contestant Maddi Wright has caused a stir with a controversial post telling a mum to stop feeding her newborn.
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  12. New Mum Advice, How Do You Filter it (Or Ditch it!)

    New Mum Advice, How Do You Filter it (Or Ditch it!)
    As soon as your baby bump begins to show you will be bombarded with advice. Some of it is helpful, some is out of date because newer research has shown some of the old ways may not be safe and some advice is just bat shit crazy. Whatever advice you hear, it’s probably well-meant but it can play havoc in your mind, ‘could there be something in this?’ even if you can’t imagine following it with your precious baby. But how do you filter it and what do you do when it's unhelpful?
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  13. Female Leader, Pinky McKay, Director Boobie Bikkies

    Female Leader, Pinky McKay, Director Boobie Bikkies
    Pinky McKay is Australia’s most recognised breastfeeding expert (you’ve probably seen her on the telly), best-selling author of four books on parenting, breastfeeding and baby sleep, as well as being an entrepreneur and the creator of Boobie Bikkies lactation cookies. Boobie Bikkies were created in 2012, and now export internationally.
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  14. Rebecca D

    One full content baby! My little darling is 16days old now and She has gained 470grams since birth and I believe the boobie bikkies are the reason why! I could never get this far with breast feeding with my sons!
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  15. Breastfeeding When You Are Pregnant - How Safe Is It?

    Breastfeeding When You Are Pregnant - How Safe Is It?
    Sophie has just found out she’s pregnant. She’s excited but anxious. You see, she’s still breastfeeding her 14 month old, Mia, and she isn’t ready to wean. However, she’s concerned about how breastfeeding will affect her pregnancy and her unborn baby.
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  16. Holidaying With Kids And a Breastfed Baby ....... Emily's expectations versus reality

    Holidaying With Kids And a Breastfed Baby ....... Emily's expectations versus reality

    Holidaying with kids is…how can I put this? It’s…well, let’s just say it’s different to previous holidays you may have taken with friends or as a couple without kids. And by different, I mean, you may feel like you need a holiday to recover from the ‘holiday’ you just had. Add a breastfed baby into the mix and it’s a whole new ball game where your expectations may be quite different to what really happens!

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  17. Relactation and Induced Lactation, 3 Mums Share Their Journeys

    Relactation and Induced Lactation, 3 Mums Share Their Journeys
    Here, three mums share their journeys of bringing in milk to breastfeed their babies: one who brought back her milk after medical weaning; one who brought in her milk to breastfeed a foster baby and a mum who induced a milk supply without a pregnancy so she could share breastfeeding when her partner birthed their baby.
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  18. Relactation and Induced Lactation - How You Can Build Your Milk Supply to Breastfeed Your Baby

    Relactation and Induced Lactation - How You Can Build Your Milk Supply  to Breastfeed Your Baby
    It is possible to introduce or reintroduce your baby to the breast when breastfeeding was not established from birth, or if you and your baby have had a break from breastfeeding. In fact, our bodies are so amazing that even if a woman did not give birth to her baby, it is possible for her to breastfeed an adopted child or a child born to a surrogate mother.
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  19. Someone to Mother YOU - Stop Putting Yourself Last!

    Someone to Mother YOU - Stop Putting Yourself Last!
    I see many women ( both new and experienced mothers) who set themselves extreme standards of nurturing and housework yet completely neglect their own well-being. It seems to be a reflection of the expectation (either external or self-imposed) that now you have a child, you don’t matter. Of course a helpless baby needs to have his needs met but a hungry mum, affected by low blood sugar and exhaustion isn’t up to making good decisions or meeting her baby’s needs
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  20. When It's Your Baby, Not You Screwing things up

    When It's Your Baby, Not You Screwing things up

    Unrealistic expectations, pressure to be the perfect mum and too many ‘rules’ are making mums overthink – and blame themselves when they don’t have a ‘good’ baby. The first question every new mum is asked will be ‘is he a good baby?’ This will be followed by, ‘how does he sleep?’ Is it any wonder mums are asking, ‘am I screwing things up?’

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  21. Lauren

    "I was super pleasantly surprised to find THEY ACTUALLY WORKED!!! Since coming home with our new little lion cub, my first solo outing was heading out to my local wholefood market to stock up on Boobie Bikkies!! "
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  22. Bianca

    Had my first 2 bikkies on Thursday, today is Saturday and safe to say the milk bags are full. Who would have thought a couple of bikkies could make such a huge difference?
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  23. Busting the Booby Traps of Low Milk Supply

    Busting the Booby Traps of Low Milk Supply
    While there are certainly conditions that may create challenges to breast-milk supply, such as PCOS, diabetes, retained placenta, low thyroid or iron levels and a condition called Insufficient Glandular Tissue (Breast Hypoplasia: red flags include a lack of breast development during puberty and pregnancy and/or tubular shaped breasts that are widely spaced), there are also a lot of booby traps around low supply that have mothers reaching for the bottle. Even if you have a medical condition that means you are having a hard time, you don’t need to ditch your nursing bra just yet.
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  24. Mums clamour for Aussie breast feeding probiotic

    Mums clamour for Aussie breast feeding probiotic
    It's the little tablet which breast feeding mothers suffering mastitis are buying up big. A probiotic called Qiara was launched on the market by small Melbourne business Puremedic about two years ago and has experienced a 500 per cent increase in sales in the last year.
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  25. Galactagogues.. past and present By Emily Brittingham, Breastfeeding Counsellor

    Galactagogues.. past and present By Emily Brittingham, Breastfeeding Counsellor
    Derived from ancient Greek language where ‘galacta’ means milk and ‘algogos’ mean leading, a galactagogue is a substance that helps to lead milk from the breast. Galactagogues aim to build, maintain or enhance milk supply in breastfeeding women. You may also hear galactagogues referred to as lactogenic substances. There is evidence to suggest that galactagogues and lactogenic substances have been used for thousands of years, or more accurately, from the very beginning of time.
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