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18 things no one tells you about breastfeeding (but they definitely should)

Ah breastfeeding! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times — or that’s how I remember it at least. And it sure took a while to get to the good times. Because that wonderful, life-giving, nurturing, bonding experience you’re sold in on can also be the biggest mind f*ck you are likely ever to experience in your life. While there is so much focus on pregnancy and giving birth, breastfeeding can...

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breastfeeding challenges

Did your breastfeeding journey go tits up? Same! Here’s what I wish I knew

I’m just going to put it out there — my boobs were made to breastfeed! With both of my daughters, I didn’t get one cracked nipple, my milk came in quickly and my flow was strong — all the foundations were there so I was confident we were going to have a long and prosperous ride on the milk train.  What I didn’t realise was that breastfeeding is the ultimate collaboration, you’re working in tandem...

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Formula-Feeding

11 things you should never say to a formula-feeding mum

I’ll never forget when a friend of mine welcomed her beautiful new baby into the world, only to be reduced to tears by a midwife just hours later for not breastfeeding her child. Had the midwife taken a moment to speak with her before stepping onto her soapbox, she would have realised my friend had lost part of her breast in an accident when she was younger and therefore her body did not produce milk....

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Safe Sleep

Understanding safe sleep for babies

Recently, a CPR Kids follower contacted us with concerns over certain sleep-aiding products available in the market. These products come with promises such as “long sleep” or “safe sleep” for babies when in actual fact...

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Signs & Symptoms

How To Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS

When you have a baby, you will find yourself in endless conversations talking about your baby’s sleep. Now everyone has an opinion when it comes to doing things the ‘right’ way. But one thing you can be sure of, is that babies will sleep A  LOT in the early months. This may be in short stints for some but overall they will spend a lot of time in their sleeping environment. So, with this is mind,...

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Development Tips

Helping children use eye contact

They say the eyes are the window to the soul and when we first hold our precious newborns in our arms, we can’t help but look into their eyes. After nine months of waiting, we finally get to meet the little soul who was growing inside us. Staring into their eyes for the first time is nothing short of magic.  Indeed, eye contact is a crucial part of building your child’s social skills, so you...

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