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Why Support in Breastfeeding is Essential in Improving our Rates

Breastfeeding, love it or hate it, do it or don’t, argue online or really don’t see the point in the debate, no matter what your stance is it always gets a rise doesn’t it?

If I’m completely honest with you (and I always am!), I’m pretty bored of the breast versus formula saga and it was only last year I wrote a post on why I couldn’t understand the controversy that surrounds breastfeeding your baby so this year I want to speak out about why Continue reading “Why Support in Breastfeeding is Essential in Improving our Rates”

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Your new baby is a fantastic new arrival in your life. When your youngster arrives, you can expect plenty of new experiences and love to come your way. Unfortunately, you might also notice a rapidly emptying bank account too. If you’re worried about coping with the dwindling income you’ll have during maternity leave, you’re not alone. Continue reading “Managing Maternity Pay: Making Ends Meet on Less Money “

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There were times when I did not understand how a mother can feel depressed after giving birth to a healthy child. ‘How can she feel depressed when looking in those innocent eyes?’ I used to think.

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