{GUEST EXPERT} Real Life Breastfeeding – Erica Neser

by Erica Neser IBCLC “I never knew breastfeeding would be painful!” I hear this lament very often at our breastfeeding clinic. Realistic expectations, enough information and more importantly, a good support system are essential for successful breastfeeding. Yes, breastfeeding can initially be painful. What we need to remember is that the pain will get less intense…

{GUEST EXPERT} The “In-Arms Only” Baby – Erica Neser

This week’s topic is The “In-ARMS only” Baby By Sleep expert and Lactation specialist Erica Neser! Enjoy! THE “IN-ARMS ONLY” BABY by Erica Neser Why do babies wake up and cry almost the minute we put them down? Human babies have been sleeping close to their parents for thousands of generations. It is the safest,…

{SERIES} “My Birth”Karen – Natural unmedicated birth

Welcome to the third installment of “My  birth” series! Today Karen is sharing her beautiful birth story with us. May her journey empower and encourage you all! What was your birth plan: My Birth Plan was to have a natural as possible labor and delivery. I opted to use different positions to labor in and the option of a water…

{diy} Mother’s Day Gift ideas -Lavender Pot + Free cards!

Welcome to the first installment of Mother’s Day diy gifts from busy tots! These gifts are great for Granny too! With a little adult supervision these gifts are easy to make and low in cost. Even Daddy / an older sibling can assist. Today’s diy project is a Lavender pot. Lavender is well known for…

{SERIES} My Second Pregnancy Diary – Week 19 – Bronwen

Welcome to another installment of My second pregnancy series! This week Bronwen shares her 19th week of pregnancy with us! Week: 19 Symptoms: Feeling lots of movement, heartburn (new symptom completely. Never had it with Cody) & stabbing pains when i get up too fast (totally normal apparently). Mood: Not too bad  Energy levels: Have…

Sleep & Lactation Expert – Erica Neser

For the past 20 years I have been working with parents and babies, as a lactation consultant, infant massage instructor and counselor. I have three children, and as a hobby I take newborn babies into temporary foster care now and then, ensuring that I never forget how sleep deprivation feels. My aim is to: –…

{SERIES} My Birth Story – VBAC edition

Welcome to the third installment of“My birth series”! Mums will share their different birth stories with you from natural, hospitalised (private/public), c-section, VBAC, home birth, water birth etc. Expert advice with how to choose the right birthing partner and birthing sanctuary.Lots of expert articles and advice to assist you through your birth plan and process.I will…