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5 Medela accessories making breastfeeding easier!

Apr 6, 2018
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Breastfeeding is such a personal experience. It differs for every mom. From ease to enjoyment to how long a mother decides, or is able to nurse her little one. I know my journey has been filled with highs and lows but this 3rd time around, seems to be the charm. Breastpumps + Beyond  has been a massive part of my breastfeeding success and I wish I had stumbled upon Michelle Pitt and her team, 6 years ago. They have a passion for…

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Life changing CPR course by Survival CPR

Mar 13, 2018
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Attending a 1st aid and CPR course is a must for all parents. I learnt so much after the Survival CPR one day course at Wilgers Hospital last year. It was jam packed with more information than I ever expected. One of the most interesting things discussed was about the chain of survival. This differs for adults and children… The adult chain of survival consists of the following: For babies and children however there is a very important 1st chain……

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#Momming101: Baby sleep essentials and establishing a good bedtime routine.

Mar 6, 2018
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Getting a full night’s sleep and establishing a good bedtime routine for baby seems to be the holy grail of parenting… It’s probably one of the most asked (and most bragged about) baby milestones parents need to deal with. If you were blessed with a good sleeper you’re deemed a winner but if your little one prefers late nights, midnight milkshakes or break of dawn wake-up calls… The advice starts pilling up, experts need to be consulted and sleep training…

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Breastfeeding: Setting up a pumping station

Feb 23, 2018
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I’ll be honest before baby number 3 I HATED expressing. Looking back, I realise it was mostly due to my lack in knowledge. It was only after being introduced to Michelle Pitt and the team from Breastpumps + Beyond that I now kind of feel like an expert. Mamas express for different reasons but we can all do with a little assistance. Setting up a pumping station is one of those ways. Setting up With Eliana and Lia I use to unpack…

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Sex after Baby

Feb 12, 2018
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Let’s jump right into it… Sex after baby! Yes, I was told I could experience “some discomfort”… Some discomfort? Are you kidding me? More like excruciating pain! It’s a secret we mamas keep to ourselves. WHY? Is it because this topic is still taboo, even after you’ve just had a baby? Or are we scared to frazzle our new sisters joining the mamahood? Is intimacy and a pleasurable sex life not important to woman, especially moms? How could no one…

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First Aid Kit essentials by Survival CPR

Jan 23, 2018
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At the end of last year I had the pleasure of attending a CPR and First Aid course by Survival CPR. It was incredible and I was blown away by how much I learnt in one Saturday (and not even a full day; 9am to 3pm). For the 1st time ever, I am now confident (and certified) to give CPR to a baby, child or adult in need and I also know how to treat minor wounds and trauma and…

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Medela Symphony Double Electric Breast Pump review

Jan 5, 2018
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With most mamas returning to work next week I thought it would be the perfect time to post our review of the Medela Symphony Double Electric Breast Pump. It really has won me over to expressing and I feel pretty proud every time I see our milk stash staked in the freezer. I use to hate pumping. I found it very uncomfortable, even painful at times, and didn’t even try storing breastmilk when Lia was little. Although I loved our breastfeeding…

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10 Tips on surviving the 4th trimester.

Dec 7, 2017
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Welcome to newborn life. 9 Months of making a little human is at it’s end and you’re basking in the bliss of a brand new person soaking up every drop of that new baby smell! Life’s perfect, or so you thought… For the past 9 months everyone (including yourself) has been caring for you, making sure you are happy and healthy. This all changes in an instance as the focus shifts from mom to the new baby. This is a…

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Medela breast pumps: Why they are the best!

Nov 28, 2017
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Let’s be honest, breastfeeding is not easy and it doesn’t always come naturally. Sure, my second and third go was a breeze but round 1 was pretty much a 12 week nightmare! Cracked nipples – who even knew your nipples could crack? – non-stop bleeding, constant pain and discomfort, 3 rounds of mastitis, one hell of an allergic reaction to nipple creams and an unfortunate encounter with Lennon “Staaldruppels”, had me grinding my teeth and crying uncontrollably every 2 hours (feeding…

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Safe Co-Sleeping with Nordic Nuss

Sep 13, 2017
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To co-sleep or not to co-sleep? With so much info out there it can be difficult figuring out something as simple as where your precious newborn babe will be sleeping those 1st few weeks /months. Add the fear of SIDS and it’s enough to awaken paranoia in the calmest of mamas. I’ll admit, I was so scared we (and especially Mr. perfect) would hurt Eliana in our sleep. Rolling over her, suffocating her, forgetting she was there… we decided to…

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