For some new moms, the thought of struggling into something lycra on very little sleep, with leaking breasts, to take part in some form of exercise might fill you with horror. Fair enough! But there are those of you who feel trapped by the fact that you can’t take part in sports and activities that you used to now that you have a […]
We all know fruit and vegetables are an important food group, but persuading babies and toddlers to eat them can be a battle. Even if your child absolutely refuses to eat vegetables it’s important to put some on their plate at every meal so they get used to seeing them. Psychologists have found that once children become familiar with a food, they […]
The ability to express breast milk is invaluable in supporting and prolonging breastfeeding with today’s busy lifestyles. Of course breastfeeding is all your baby needs, but many moms need or choose to express their milk at times to give them more flexibility. In the very early days expressing can help new moms get over any […]
With Breastfeeding Week taking place during 1-7 August, Philips AVENT is sharing their top breastfeeding accessories designed to support you through every step of your breastfeeding journey. Whether you want to develop your milk supply, take care of your breasts, or simply fit more into your day, Philips AVENT breast care accessories make breastfeeding easier. […]
The latest recommendations are to offer your baby nothing but breast for at least 6 months, for the healthiest start. Many new mothers quite rightly relish this special time when their most important job is to feed and care for their child, and can easily commit to being there for every single feed. They may […]
Well done on continuing to breastfeed your baby! By this stage many babies are becoming a little more efficient and may be taking less time to feed. This doesn’t mean your baby is taking less milk, just that he is getting bigger and stronger and you are becoming more confident and releasing your milk well. […]
If you’re picturing a mini flood when you introduce your baby to a sippy cup, think again. Here are some of the things all parents worry about when it comes to introducing a sippy cup, and the safeguards Philips AVENT have put in place to make sure it all goes smoothly.
The arrival of a new baby into the family is a time of great joy, excitement and change, and breastfeeding is known to be the best start a family can give their baby in terms of health and wellbeing. However, successfully breastfeeding a baby is not without its challenges, and there are various obstacles a new mother may need to overcome in order to achieve her goal.
Tip – prepare for successful breastfeeding by learning what to expect and how to do it! Attend a class if possible during pregnancy. Don’t wait for things to get better on their own. Ask for help from a skilled professional in the first few days if you need it.
When your baby relies on you and your precious breast milk to provide the essential nutrients they need to help them grow and give them the best start in life, it is crucial you are eating healthily. Finding the time and the energy to eat properly when you have a new baby to care for can be challenging, so here are a few helpful tips: