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Building and managing a freezer stash

I have written about managing breastfeeding in general but wanted to write this post specifically to share with new mothers who are keen to build a freezer stash of expressed breastmilk (“ebm”). This is not something every mother wants to do, but its merits are: Having some breastmilk stored up for a rainy day could…

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Managing breastfeeding

Media seems to depict breastfeeding as being the most natural thing in the world. However, most women had never done such a thing for all their lives until they had their first baby, and so it most certainly is something entirely new to new mothers. Furthermore, every woman and every baby is different and so…

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Buying second hand – How much can I really save?

Buying second hand is the smartest thing you can do for baby items! This is because (i) you/the usually only need to use the items for a short period of time (and the item was only used for a short period of time) and (ii) you do not know if your child/family might prefer a…

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Must I spend hundreds of dollars on a breastpump?

I happen to have a few issues which hinder my babies from having a good latch. These are: having short/inverted nipples, being more prone to lumps/blockages than most women, having relatively few “holes” from which my milk flows out from and having an oversupply. As such, I pumped more than I latched most of my…

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Basic essentials to prepare before baby is born

To me, clothes are the last thing you should buy before baby is born, because you may get hand-me-downs. And newborn hand-me-downs tend to be in really good condition because they are usually only worn for a couple of months. However, you do need to ensure you have enough washed and ready by the time…

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