Having a new baby is a precious and delicate time. We have this new tiny human we need to make loving and caring choices for. One of these choices is how we feed and nourish them, and we can start to consider this choice when we are pregnant, maybe even earlier for some women.
Throughout this 3-part series we have established the responsibility we all have, as women, in knowing ourselves from the inside out in order to not get caught up in the myths about breastfeeding that are floating around – myths that can potentially affect us detrimentally, both physically and psychologically.
And this is the case with anything that is not true, isn’t it? Lies and myths can hurt, and the effects of these can be felt not just by us, but also by our families and beyond. … More Breastfeeding Myths Busted – Part 3
As women, when we have a new baby to care for we want to give them all that we can. This includes the choice in how we feed them – through either breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or mixed feeding.
Currently there is a significant amount of pressure on women to breastfeed. For some this may mean they have to overcome some serious physical challenges that may be experienced, or even to override what they truly feel is needed for both themselves and their baby.
There are a number of myths making the rounds about breastfeeding that can negatively affect this very vulnerable and precious time and in this 3-part series of articles we are looking at six of the most common. … More Breastfeeding Myths Busted – Part 2
Having a new baby is an amazing experience. It comes with the wonder of how someone can be so tiny (and so loud at the same time!) and the fact they are dependent on us to take care of their every need for a while. There are so many ways we can care for and nurture our new tiny human, and so much we can do as women to support them to grow up healthy and strong.
Feeding our babies is one way of nurturing and caring for our baby, but there are currently a number of myths floating around and interfering with this process – myths that can leave many women with feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt, failure, unplanned pregnancies, physical harm, and much more. Not what is needed at this precious time of immense change! … More Breastfeeding Myths Busted – Part 1
Do you remember your first period? I do. I was 11 and it was a very low-key affair.
I had some light bleeding that lasted a few days and then nothing again for about 6 months.
I recall feeling some confusion as to whether this was in fact the beginning of my menstrual cycle or not. I wasn’t aware at the time that you could have a period and then not have one for months afterwards.
I thought that once you started, it came every month after that. So I was left wondering and waiting. … More Supporting Our Daughters in Preparation for Their Period
From day one when our child is born we care for them. We change their nappies, we feed them, we support them to sleep, we love them.
As they grow older we teach them to wipe their bottoms, we teach them how to use a knife and fork, we support them to play respectfully with others.
And then there comes a time when it is important for our child to accept responsibility to care for themselves where possible … More Supporting Your Child to Value Themselves and Their Space
Your child is having a ‘sensitive’ day, they want more cuddles than usual or they cry at the drop of a hat. You haven’t had any time to yourself so far…. and you need to go to the toilet.
What do you do? … More The Importance of Taking a Moment for Ourselves as Mums