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    Hello, Many new mums say they feel more...

    Hello,

    Many new mums say they feel more emotional in the months after giving birth. There are a lot of reasons for this. Bringing a new life into the world changes our own lives and can make us...
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    p.s. babywearing is safer than carrying a baby in...

    p.s. babywearing is safer than carrying a baby in your arms and there is not a time limit on babywearing
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    Hello, Yes - babywearing is certainly safe and...

    Hello,

    Yes - babywearing is certainly safe and a great way to carry your baby whilst bonding and even breastfeeding on the go.

    Could I ask what carrier you have?

    The latest advice is to...
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    Hello, Welcome to the forum and...

    Hello,

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your pregnancy!

    I am LJ - mum to three under fives - we have a gentle parenting lifestyle here.

    I'm already enjoying reading your posts,...
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    Hello, It is the 'weight percentiles' which...

    Hello,

    It is the 'weight percentiles' which are important - rather than the average weight for a particular age. Do you know what weight percentile your baby was at when he was born and what he is...
  6. Thread: Family

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello, A new baby is a big time of adjustment...

    Hello,

    A new baby is a big time of adjustment for everyone. Talking to older siblings and acknowledging and respecting their feelings is key. It is also useful if you are able to give them...
  7. Hello, I would honestly try not to worry or...

    Hello,

    I would honestly try not to worry or feel guilty.

    This amount of alcohol is not excessive and you have a healthy baby. Consuming alcohol can increase a woman's chance of a miscarriage...
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    Hello, How much is your baby being sick? Are...

    Hello,

    How much is your baby being sick? Are you exclusively breastfeeding?

    If you are worried then please speak to your health professional.

    Do you burp/ wind your baby after a feed?...
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    Hello, What weight was your baby? How was your...

    Hello,

    What weight was your baby? How was your birth?

    Women often have babies of a similar weight. Did you have a normal pregnancy?

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    You are welcome. Please feel free to post any...

    You are welcome. Please feel free to post any questions you have at all about breastfeeding.

    LJ
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    Hello, There are not foods that you absolutely...

    Hello,

    There are not foods that you absolutely should not avoid whilst breastfeeding.

    There is no statistically significant research that indicates mums should not eat certain foods due to...
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    Hi Vicky, Thanks for introducing yourself on...

    Hi Vicky,

    Thanks for introducing yourself on here.

    I am mummy to three and I believe gentle parenting is the best way to bring up my kiddies...even if I often fall short of the parent I want...
  13. Thread: Pregnancy

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    Dear aspiringmum, Diet and exercise and...

    Dear aspiringmum,

    Diet and exercise and important in pregnancy and you should aim to eat a healthy, balanced diet packed full of fresh fruit and vegetables and high quality proteins. It is...
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    That is great that your friend has breastfed...

    That is great that your friend has breastfed until 2 years. We can't know how sickly the child would have been had they been formula fed. Being breastfed does not mean a baby will not get sick it...
  15. Thread: 2nd child

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    Hello, This is such a personal decision -...

    Hello,

    This is such a personal decision - every family will have a different view on which age gap is right for them and their children.

    I have three children (aged 3 months, 2 and 4) so we...
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    Hello, I was talking to a new midwife about...

    Hello,

    I was talking to a new midwife about this very topic this weekend.

    Waterbirth is a wonderful way of a woman having her own space to birth in. The importance of this personal space...
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    Hello aspiringmum, The WHO (World Health...

    Hello aspiringmum,

    The WHO (World Health Organisation) state that all babies should be exclusively breastfed in the first six months of life (i.e. only fed breastmilk, no other food or water) and...
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    I would say that the defining feature of...

    I would say that the defining feature of postnatal depression compared to the baby blues is a low mood that you are unable to break out of. The baby blues tend to just last a few days when a woman's...
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    I hadn't heard of that - thank you for sharing. I...

    I hadn't heard of that - thank you for sharing. I have always found that rubbing natural oils into the skin after a warm shower helped. LJ
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    That's interesting. Just remember to check the...

    That's interesting. Just remember to check the fat content of yoghurt - it's not always the low-fat option ;-)
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    There is a detailed article here on Safe Eating...

    There is a detailed article here on Safe Eating and Drinking in Pregnancy which I hope our pregnant forum members will find helpful.

    LJ
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    Hello, I agree with sunnymumof5. Eight months...

    Hello,

    I agree with sunnymumof5. Eight months is still very young and your baby can get well over 95% of their required nutrients from breastmilk alone at this age (if you feed on demand, day and...
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    I'm so happy to hear this. I hope you found the...

    I'm so happy to hear this. I hope you found the links helpful too.

    Happy peaceful parenting,
    LJ
  24. Thread: No BCG Scar

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    You are very welcome.

    You are very welcome.
  25. Thread: Small Breast

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    Hi, Breastmilk production has no correlation...

    Hi,

    Breastmilk production has no correlation with breast size.

    If your baby is generally content and developing and gaining weight, weeing and pooing frequently enough then they are getting...
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