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While there is nothing quite like a good cup of tea, it does contain caffeine, which is important to limit during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, because babies metabolize caffeine at a very slow rate compared to adults.When you drink a lot of caffeinated tea, you expose your breastfed baby to high levels of caffeine which can make them restless and [...]
While every breastfeeding mum wants to produce enough milk to keep up with their baby, for a multitude of reasons milk supply sometimes drop and you might notice because your baby’s feeding for less time, they’re not putting on weight, softening breasts or that your baby is feeding more often. It’s also common for babies to be quite unsettled if [...]
When you're pregnant and after you've given birth to your baby, you want to have a diet that will support the health and development of your child. It’s important to ensure that what we eat and drink doesn't negatively impact the health of ourselves or our precious new babies. Children can potentially be affected by [...]
Have you ever heard of Fenugreek before? If you haven’t, then here’s your chance to learn about this great seed, and it’s incredible natural properties for you.Isn’t it great when you can eat natural foods that can help stimulate your energy and assist in relieving symptoms that mothers go through during pregnancy. And you have the confidence to know [...]
The creation and the journey towards the birth of your child is incredible, but it does take a toll on the body. With mothers-to-be suffering from nausea, upset stomachs and lower energy, it is beneficial for new mothers to consume the food and drinks that will soothe pregnancy sickness symptoms and provide the much needed energy boost that is [...]
No one can really prepare you for what morning sickness is like and everyone suffers from it differently. For some its annoying nausea that passes as the day goes along and for others its overwhelming sickness that lasts all day or night!When you think about it, it’s no wonder really – our bodies undergo massive changes to accommodate a new person [...]
If you’re breastfeeding, chances are you know the value of always having enough milk available. The milk your body produces helps nourish your child, boost their immune system, and keep them connected to you – so it can be extremely frustrating when your body doesn’t seem to want to make enough. If you’re experiencing low milk production, there are [...]
If you have a baby on the way and especially if you've suffered a lot of morning (or all day!) sickness, enjoying coconut water could be a simple and delicious way to help your body rehydrate and also help you and your growing child get all kinds of amazing health benefits every day. Coconut water has become a [...]
Chances are you’ve heard about the amazing benefits of using fenugreek to help produce more milk – but does this herb really help? Although it has centuries of historical use in helping mothers ensure that they always have enough milk to feed their babies, some good clinical research is always a great idea. In recent years, medical professionals have taken [...]
Fennel is one of those herbs that you can’t forget once you’ve experienced it. It has a distinctly licorice-like fragrance that’s popular in many cultures as a food spice, and it comes in the form of small rice-shaped seeds that look beautiful on many dishes. But there’s more to fennel then just flavor! This amazing herb also has a [...]