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  1. Does Breastfeeding Really Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer?

    Does Breastfeeding Really Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer?

    You have most likely heard very good reasons to breastfeed: boosting baby’s immune system; providing breast milk that changes to meet your baby’s needs; a lovely way to bond and allowing instant comfort for an unsettled baby.

    Another important reason to consider breastfeeding is evidence that it can reduce your own and – if you have a baby daughter – her risk of breast cancer too.

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  2. 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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  3. Podcast: How to Run a Successful Business or Two by Kim Vespa

    Podcast: How to Run a Successful Business or Two by Kim Vespa
    The real life of running a business and being a parent! This podcast is for you biz mum or mum dreaming about your own business. Susanna is entrepreneur, blogger, boss babe and mother of two.
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  4. Working mothers and why they take the cake

    Working mothers and why they take the cake
    Women in Australia have never been more educated than today. They are also having babies later in life (the Australian median age for first time mums is 31.2^) which means they are much more accomplished before motherhood than ever before. Working mothers take the cake!
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  5. Gestational Diabetes, Explained, by Registered Dietician Tammy Kacev

    Gestational Diabetes, Explained,  by  Registered Dietician Tammy Kacev
    Most of us know about and are aware of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. There is third type though; gestational diabetes which isn’t as well known, but it seems to becoming more prevalent. Gestational Diabetes (GD) occurs in almost 10% of Australian pregnant women. Registered Dietician, Tammy Kacev explains what is gestational diabetes, diet and preventative measures.
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  6. Six Things You Didn’t Know About Your Body Before You Started Breastfeeding

    Six Things You Didn’t Know About Your Body Before You Started Breastfeeding
    You learn a whole lot about your body when you birth your baby, but it’s not over just yet. Now you will learn a whole lot more about your amazing body as you start to breastfeed.
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  7. Real Dads Help Breastfeed Too

    Real Dads Help Breastfeed Too
    A father’s impact is a crucial factor in breastfeeding success – and no, you don’t have to bare your man boobs (although snuggling your baby against your bare man chest is highly recommended)!
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  8. A Naturopath's Top tips to thriving in your 4th Trimester

    A Naturopath's Top tips to thriving in your 4th Trimester

    We often hear about the 4th trimester as being a time for babies to adapt to the important transition from womb to world. We don’t hear as often how vital this time is to honour the transition for mothers as a time of healing and adjusting to their intense new role of nurturing and nourishing a newborn.

    Pinky interviewed Kelly, naturopath, mother and co-owner with her Sister Nicole Farrell of Sisters and The Sea for her top tips as both a mum and a naturopath about how you can plan to thrive in the 4th Trimester

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  9. Mastitis - what you really need to know

    Mastitis - what you really need to know
    Suddenly feeling 'fluey'? Emotional and teary? And you have a hot sore breast? Feeling 'fluey' any time when you are breastfeeding is a warning sign that you could be coming down with mastitis, an inflammation of the breast that may or may not also be infected. Symptoms of mastitis can hit suddenly and hard: one minute you feel just fine and the next you feel shattered and aching all over with chills and a fever. Sometimes flu-like symptoms come on even before you get a fever or notice breast tenderness.
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  10. Controversial way to get your baby to sleep longer

    Controversial way to get your baby to sleep longer
    A controversial study has found that feeding your baby solids from as early as 3 months old could help them to sleep through the night.
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  11. Everything You Need to Know About Storing And Feeding Expressed Breast Milk

    Everything You Need to Know About Storing And Feeding Expressed Breast Milk
    There is no use crying over spilt milk, goes the old saying. But if you are a mum expressing your precious breast milk, you don’t want to see even a drop get spilled or wasted. So, what is the best way to store your precious ‘liquid gold’ and how long will it keep?
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  12. A Dietician’s Top 5 Tips To Beat Pregnancy Cravings

    A Dietician’s Top 5 Tips To Beat Pregnancy Cravings
    One of the most common pregnancy symptoms most women, if not all, will experience is new or different food cravings. Tammy Kacev, registered dietician shares her top 5 tips to beat pregnancy cravings.
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  13. How Do I Stop Breastfeeding To Sleep?

    How Do I Stop Breastfeeding To Sleep?
    There are magical chemicals in breastmilk that help baby fall asleep. However if you want to gently wean your baby from breastfeeding to sleep, it's important to make changes 'gradually with love' , without upset and tears. See Pinky's gentle 'baby steps' strategy to wean baby off breastfeeding to sleep when you and baby are ready.
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  14. Pinky McKay has advice on Dad and Baby Bonding

    Pinky McKay has advice on Dad and Baby Bonding

    Watch the segment on Youtube:

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  15. 7 Ways Partners Can Bond Without Bottles

    7 Ways Partners Can Bond Without Bottles
    For some partners, the desire to enjoy a closer connection with their baby can mean offering or even insisting that they give the baby a bottle.Unfortunately, this can cause unnecessary stress to a mum who is learning to breastfeed. So what's a loving partner to do?
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  16. Niplash, Titty Tweakers and Dead Arm - When Breastfeeding Sucks And What To Do

     Niplash, Titty Tweakers and Dead Arm - When Breastfeeding Sucks And What To Do

    Learning to breastfeed so it becomes natural and easy can take a few weeks or longer, just like learning a dance with an inexperienced partner who also needs to learn the steps (coordinating sucking, swallowing and breathing). Soon, breastfeeding is mostly a sweet interlude in your days and nights, as you snuggle together and drink in that sweet baby breath and stroke his fine skin as he fills up on your mama milk. But, at the risk of sounding like a Debbie Downer, even when breastfeeding is going pretty smoothly, there are a few things that suck, big time ....

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  17. Why Your Baby Isn't 'Just Using You As a Mummy Dummy'

    Why Your Baby Isn't 'Just Using You As a Mummy Dummy'

    You’re stuck on the couch having the life sucked out of you by the tiny person latched onto your breast as though his life depends on you (actually, it kind of does right now!). Being needed so intensely is making you feel overwhelmed, and now you’re totally confused by the unhelpful comments being tossed at you, including, ‘He’s just using you as a dummy’. And you wonder, am I really just a human dummy? Should I just give my baby a ‘real’ dummy?

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  18. The Colour of Breastmilk - What does it mean?

    The Colour of Breastmilk - What does it mean?
    The thing is, if your baby is feeding directly from the breast, you probably wouldn’t notice what colour your breast milk was and, as long as your baby is happily feeding, it’s unlikely there is a problem or that your baby is at any risk, regardless of the colour of your milk. But what does it mean if your breast milk is green, blue, pink , watery or creamy?
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  19. Crying Cures - 16 Ways to Calm your Crying Baby

    Crying Cures - 16 Ways to Calm your Crying Baby
    Crying is your baby’s language. At first, it is pretty much the only way an infant can communicate his needs and express feelings like discomfort, hunger, exhaustion and loneliness. It is also the only way he can release pent up stress. As your baby grows he will learn other ways to communicate—through facial expressions, body language and, eventually, by telling you how he feels and what he needs. For now, though, here are some tips to help you soothe the sobs:
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  20. Boobie Bikkies co-owner on juggling family and a booming business

    Boobie Bikkies co-owner on juggling family and a booming business

    Kim, girlboss and incredible entrepreneur, talks about the rollercoaster of juggling motherhood and running two powerhouse Aussie businesses. With ten plus years in senior corporate HR roles and raising two busy boys, we love her invaluable working mama tips and how she’s embraced the ‘fluidity of family life’ to make it work for her. Always putting her family first, Kim uses this to guide her family and career decisions, describing the strong connection she feels to her sons as ‘the imaginary elastic band linking us’.

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  21. Female Leader, Kim Vespa, Director & Co-Owner Boobie Brands

    Female Leader, Kim Vespa, Director & Co-Owner Boobie Brands
    Kim Vespa, Director and Co-Owner of Boobie Brands who are best known for their Boobie Bikkie lactation cookies is a serial entrepreneur with a corporate background in Human Resources. Kim is also the Co-Founder of Punk Angel which formulate a range of kids natural hair care products, and previously designed and commercialised a line of maternity accessories that were sold in over 100 retailers in Australia and internationally.
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  22. Mums angry at nutritionist who says 'breastfeeding makes kids crave sugar'

    Mums angry at nutritionist who says 'breastfeeding makes kids crave sugar'
    The comments caused an uproar in the breastfeeding community, with Lactation consultant and baby care author, Pinky McKay labelling the advice: "Bullsh*t"
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  23. Dated advice links breastfeeding to tooth decay

    Dated advice links breastfeeding to tooth decay
    AN Australian breastfeeding expert says some health practitioners are scaring new mums with dated information about breast milk.
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  24. The REAL Truth About Having a Baby - 5 things 'they' never tell you

     The REAL Truth About Having a Baby  - 5 things 'they' never tell you

    Congratulations, having your first baby is so exciting as you prepare to welcome this new little person.

     You will be bombarded with tons of advice. While everyone is trying to be helpful by sharing their own hard earned wisdom, they probably won’t share these five things that you really need to know. Just so you don’t worry, ‘are we the only ones who ‘suck’ at this?’ let’s bust this conspiracy of silence – you really have got this!

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  25. International Women’s Day 2018 - Kim Vespa

    International Women’s Day 2018 - Kim Vespa
    At Boobie Bikkies, we are a business run by women, for women. We celebrate a woman’s ability to breastfeed her children every single day and feel passionate about helping women during their breastfeeding journey. And we are proud, super, super proud to be women in business, and women leading business.
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