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Vernix

Vernix is a thick, protective layer covering your newborn baby's skin, and is developed whilst in the womb. It is important in preventing chapping or wrinkling of the skin. It also protects them from infections in the womb. Vernix can also provide lubrication through the birth, alleviating some of the fricton as your baby passes through the birth canal. Did you know vernix contains antioxidants, as well as anti-infection and anti-inflammatory properties. This is the reason we encourage you to delay the first bath.

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My Top 5 Tips for a Successful Breastfeeding Journey

1. Feed your baby within the first hour of birth. Why? After this they become sleepy and have a recovery sleep. Get that colostrum in ASAP. 2. Skin to Skin ++ Strip your baby down to their nappy, pop them on your chest and have snuggles. As well as it being a super lovely time having these cuddles it will also benefit you both greatly. Skin to skin helps regulate your newborns temperature and helps stimulate those hormones that produce milk. It also helps regulate their blood sugar levels and steady's their heart beat. You will notice their early feeding cues much more easily in this position too. 3. Night 2 is EXHAUSTING! Feed, Feed, Feed. Cluster feeding is NORMAL...

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Antenatal Colostrum Harvesting

Antenatal expressing of colostrum is the hand expression and collection of colostrum during pregnancy. Expressed colostrum is collected and frozen and used to feed a baby after birth, if required. From about the 16th week of pregnancy, a mother’s breasts begin to make colostrum. Before expressing colostrum antenatally it is important to discuss this with your midwife or obstetrician. Some potential reasons for expressing colostrum antenatally include if a mother has: Diabetes. A baby born to a mother who has diabetes during pregnancy is at risk of low blood sugar after birth. Receiving extra colostrum at this time can help a baby’s blood sugar level to stabilise. Conditions which may make it hard for a baby to breastfeed well, at least...

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Expressing Guide

   Once your milk is established (around 4-6 weeks) you may find there are times when you would like to express breastmilk with a breast pump.  Unsure which pump to get? Pregnant - I would recommend the Bellema Effective Pro - its a Hospital grade pump and great for any kind of pumping. It will increase supply if you run into issues and is a great all round pump. NICU Mums - Bellema Effective Pro or Unimom Opera Exclusively Expressing mums - Bellema Effective Pro or Unimom Opera Low supply mamas - Bellema Effective Pro - this pump is designed to Increase Supply. 50% more milk in less time and unlike most pumps this one has a dual motor....

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Our Top 5 Products for Breastfeeding Mums

1. Bellema Effective Pro Hospital Grade Double Electric Breast Pump Our Best Selling Breast Pump. Designed to Increase supply, pump 50% more milk in less time and enable mums to pump pain free. 2. 3D Upgrade shields Order these to pair with your new breast pump, they are next level AMAZING! 3. Hands Free Pumping Bra A Must have for every pumping mama! 4. Breastfeeding Consultation Book in to see me for a Home Consultation or we can do a consult via zoom anywhere in the world. 5. La Vie Warming Lactation Pads A great add on for helping relieve blocked ducts and assist with milk flow. Another essential item.  

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