Make Your Own Lactation Tea

Before you read any further I want to reassure you that you probably don't have low milk supply.

It's really common for newborn babies to feed every hour or two around the clock. This is nature's way of establishing your milk supply and feeding regularly is really important to the future success of your breastfeeding relationship. Slow weight gain alone is generally not a problem in and of itself, but more of an indicator to check for other possible problems

Having said that some women do genuinely have low milk supply. You'll know this if your baby is not having enough wet or dirty nappies.

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Preparing Your Breastfeeding Chair

Preparing Your Breastfeeding Chair

Many pregnant women spend a lot of their time preparing the baby’s nursery - but forget to prepare some beautiful and comfortable spaces for themselves!

You are going to spend many, many hours breastfeeding and rocking and cuddling and holding your sleeping baby in your arms. It’s so much more enjoyable when you have a beautiful and comfortable space.

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Six Ways To Survive Sleep Deprivation

Six Ways To Survive Sleep Deprivation

Yep, it’s torture. You don’t need anyone to tell you that.

There is a common misconception that the worst weeks of sleep are the first weeks after birth. But many, many mothers hit a wall around their babies first birthday. Sleep can get better and worse at various ages and stages, but it’s really the relentlessness of it that starts to wear you down. After many months of sleep deprivation, you really can lose your marbles.

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Tea Pot Chai

Tea Pot Chai

I’m kind of obsessed with tea. It’s one of my favourite oxytocin boosters, so warming and nurturing and connecting. And I especially love chai, it’s grounding and warming and so nourishing for the soul! I usually make it regularly from scratch - it’s actually pretty easy!

You can find my regular chai recipe here.

But sometimes as a Newborn Mother myself, I find I don’t have the time to make proper chai from scratch. So I created tea pot chai. It’s super yummy and even quicker and easier to make. You can almost do it one handed - except for the boiling water bit!

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