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Packing for hospital: Things Mum will need during labour and after childbirth

(4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
What to pack for hospital? How do you make sure you don’t forget something important? If you’ve ever packed a holiday bag you know that no matter how well you plan, you’ll probably realise something’s...
New parents

Inspirational quotes and poems for new parents

(12 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself – Chinese Proverb Stop worrying about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. - Charles Monroe Schulz You are never too old to set another goal...
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Packing for hospital: What to take for your newborn

(7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
If you’ve never had a baby before or even if you have, you may be struggling to think of all the things your newborn could possibly need in the first few days of life....

Breast and maternity bra care during pregnancy and breastfeeding

(3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)
Both your breasts and your maternity bras will play important roles in breastfeeding your baby after childbirth, so it’s important to make sure you care for both during your pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast care Breast cleaning During...

Express yourself: A guide to expressing breastmilk for new mums

(12 votes, average: 4.92 out of 5)
Here's a handy rundown of expressing breastmilk for new mums, a technique where you can release your mamma's milk, either manually or with a pump, so you can store it and feed your bub...
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Booby trap: Caffeine and breastfeeding

(5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Nursing infants don't get much say when it comes to choosing what's on the menu. If you're breastfeeding, whatever you're selecting, so is your baby. When it comes to selecting caffeine, babies are sensitive,...

Maternity bras

(4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Maternity bras, also sometimes called nursing bras, are supportive bras with cups which clip open and closed at the front, to enable easy breastfeeding. Women who are not planning to breastfeed their baby may...

Workplace breastfeeding: A working lunch

(4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
If you've just had a baby and it's time for you to get back to the grind, then you may have some questions about how and when it is appropriate to breastfeed bubs at...
Mother breastfeeding

Abreast of the times: Breastfeeding and work

(5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Times, they are a-changing. Now with full-time, career minded women in the workplace, the pressures of breastfeeding have become complicated. For the near 120,000 women returning from maternity each year, many won't be returning...

When to wear a maternity bra

(3 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
When to start There is no ‘right time’ to start wearing a maternity bra during pregnancy - when you choose to make the change is completely up to you. Breasts increase in size during pregnancy...
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