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5 Mistakes First Time Mothers Often Make

Few things are as overwhelming as being responsible for a tiny human being who is totally dependent on you: for food, clothing, shelter, warmth, companionship, everything except the air God gives for free. Even with a great support system, there are still certain things first time mums realize they could have done differently, although it didn’t occur to them at the time. Here are just 5 common mistakes newbie mummies make.

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7 Things Parenting A Preemie Has Taught Me

When I unexpectedly went into labour at 34 weeks plus, I didn’t know what to expect. I couldn’t listen to nurses who told me that as preterm births go, this was “not that bad.”

If caring for a newborn is daunting, caring for a baby born before term is downright scary. We were first-time parents and neither of us had ever taken care of a newborn before; now we would have to care for a baby who was supposed to still be inside the womb?

We survived, and we learnt a few things that may help anyone who has to deal with this. Continue reading…

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7 Things I Didn’t Know About Breastfeeding Before I Had A Baby

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

If you’re like me, you probably thought breastfeeding was as simple and straightforward as popping a nipple in the baby’s mouth and letting him do his thing. Boy was I in for a surprise! I learnt things that I could not have imagined would ever even concern me before. Continue reading…