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Lunch - the forgotten hero of newborn motherhood.

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Meals in the newborn period can, like most things, be pretty topsy turvy. When the sun comes up, we remember to eat something that resembles breakfast. The sun sets, and we are cued to eat dinner. Poor old lunch is our often-forgotten friend, and despite his many great qualities, might get missed in the monotony of a day spent feeding, changing and comforting a newborn. Add "home alone" to the daily schedule, or his challenging colleague "home alone with newborn and his siblings under six" to th…

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You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals.

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There’s nothing quite like a horror bushfire season and a pandemic to make me thankful for mammalian breasts (my own, to be precise). Yes the first six or eight weeks of breastfeeding my little leech were relentless, those later patches of cluster feeding were a smash, and then the teeth started coming... but right now being my child’s portable milk bar has never felt so reassuring.

 

Earlier in the year as fires raged across as Australia, a piece from The Conversation about what to pack in b…

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Newborn Motherhood in the COVID-19 Era

While birthing in the midst of a global pandemic does pose great challenges to mums and their healthcare providers, the COVID-19 era presents newborn mothers with incredible opportunities for a truly restful, rejuvenating and loved-up postpartum period. This may sound counterintuitive in a chaotic world, but it is possible that your experience of early motherhood, be this your first or third baby, could be the most beautiful time of your life, with better breastfeeding and bonding outcomes than …

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