Hand expressing of breast milk is a low-tech, no fuss technique that was incredibly useful to my babies and I during our feeding journey. It helped me in various ways, from collecting colostrum to relieving pain from breast engorgement. Here are five things you may not know about hand expression:
There's no way else to describe it. Teething sucks. Big time.
It's definitely not the most fun part of baby's early years but an important milestone in their development. From real seasoned mamas, here are five favourite tips to provide some much needed pain relief to baby and help you survive this parental rite of passage.
There's a joke that owning a pet "fur baby" is the first step to couples becoming parents. Although it is definitely not the same thing as being a parent to a child, it really does teach you valuable lessons. A pet becomes part of your family and soon their little paws become a big part of your life.
In honour of #nationalpetday, this post is dedicated to everything our dog has taught us about the responsibilities and joys of being a parent. Although we now have children and she doesn't always get the same kind of attention she used to - she'll always be the first "baby" that came into our lives.
The sleepless nights... The sheer exhaustion... The love you feel the first time they wrap their little fingers around yours...
You'll go from wondering how you'll get through the day to wondering how you could ever love someone so much. And as they grow up and you go from mama to mommy to mom - you'll wonder how time went by so fast.