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Kama’s Story

  My daughter was born on the 6th of September. I was so absolutely determined to breastfeed her as I had failed with my first many years before. We started of going fabulous, or so I thought. By 48hours my girl had dropped almost 10% of her birth weight and was no longer having wet nappies. I freaked and saw history repeating. The midwives at our aftercare were amazing and we got my girl hydrated with alternative methods. After a slow two weeks of BF with formula top ups she was having minimal weight gains I decided to start giving my girl formula and pumping (no latching) in between to provide her two feeds of breast milks a day. Come...

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Healthy Food Ideas while Breastfeeding

  Breakfast: Smoothies - My go to is Banana, dates, almond milk and LSA Overnight oats  Eggs   Lunch: Eggs - I usually have an omelette or scambled eggs Chicken Salad Leftovers   Dinner: Chicken or Fish with Salad OR Asparagus, Brocolli and Carrots   Make sure you drink plenty of water too!   A yummy sweet treat is Dr Libby's brownie its delicious. Let me know if you would like the recipe :)

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Manual breast pump review - Haaka

  I recently brought the haaka as my wee one won’t take a bottle and in the mornings I don’t have time to pump with getting the older two off to school.  Harper is 10 months and I don’t want to increase my supply so the haaka was a good option.  Positive aspects to the pump: Super handy  Easy to use - literally just pop it on (inverting the shield) with a squeeze and voila that's it!! Efficient Can be used to help clear blocked ducts - will pop a separate blog up about this.  Remember the Haaka is a milk catcher so won’t completely drain your breast. It works well if you have a good supply. It’s best used...

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Introducing Solids

  The World Health Organisation (WHO), currently recommend 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding and then the introduction of solids while breastfeeding continues. Exclusive breastfeeding means no other food or drink.   It is important to note there has been no good evidence to suggest there is any greater incidence of allergy in babies not fed solids until 6 months compared to those who are introduced to solids at 4 or 5 months. In addition, it should be recognised that allergy is not the only consideration in timing of solids. There are also nutritional issues, risk of illness, risk of the baby receiving too little breastmilk and developmental readiness to be considered. Many people think that risk of illness from formula-feeding or dirty solids is only...

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