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As health professionals we use weighing babies only as a quick guide (a screening tool) to confirm growth Lets see some facts about weighing babies The average birthweight of a term baby (37-40 weeks) is between 2,500-4,000g. Birth weight is a marker of intrauterine environment. These markers include length of pregnacy size of parents birth

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There is nothing more significant in life that the birth of your first child. It can be very joyful but it is definitely not without its challenges Nothing can really prepare you for how life changes Looking after yourself and your relationships while caring for your new baby can help relieve some uncertainty and prevent

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New babies don’t come with any instructions! It’s natures way of teaching right from the start to trust yourself, your body and your family. The first 6 weeks are pretty tough and gruelling, a bit like running a marathon. We know from research that if you have breastfeeding confidence you will breastfeeding for longer. So

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There is SOOOOOOO much information available to us all at the tap of a finger, it’s great. However we need to be very discerning when it comes to getting good information, particularly when it comes to breastfeeding. Over more than 20 years of being a lactation consultant I have collected what I think are the

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1. Get a home visit from a lactation consultant Breastfeeding your first baby can be very difficult initially. Don’t give up, it will get easier. Help is near. I like to home visit as soon as possible when I get a call for help with breastfeeding. 2. Work with your baby Babies are born to

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Breast pumps I now sell S2 and S9 Spectra breast pumps. I also stock a range of different shield sizes along with other spare parts. Most mothers these days want to be able to express their milk for their baby for a range of different reasons, contact me if you wish to discuss your needs

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