Author Archives: Imogen O'Reilly

Plugged / Blocked Ducts

Plugged milk ducts are a common problem for breastfeeding mums. They usually occur during the first few weeks of breastfeeding, when the body is still adjusting to the milk requirements of the baby. Many women experience engorgement in the early … Continue reading

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Postnatal / Postpartum Depression

Postnatal depression (PND) or, as it’s known in the states, Postpartum depression (PPD), is a very common illness. It affects at least 1 in 10 new mothers and 1 in 25 new fathers (although it is highly unlikely to be … Continue reading

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Selecting a Baby Carrier

Babywearing is amazing, end of. Wearing your baby in a wrap, sling or soft structured carrier has many health benefits for your baby and really aids bonding. Babies who are carried cry less, sleep better, and are generally in better … Continue reading

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Sleep Regressions

There are many reasons a baby or toddler may wake in the night. The obvious culprits of hunger and teething pain are just the tip of the iceberg. One cause of seemingly unexplained periods of nightwaking is sleep regressions. They … Continue reading

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Top Five First Foods for Babies

Weaning your baby onto solid foods is a very exciting time. However, it can be hard to know where to start! Here I am going to outline 5 great first foods for your baby. You will notice that I am … Continue reading

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Tandem Nursing

Tandem nursing is the art of breastfeeding two children of different ages; usually your baby and your toddler. It is something that a lot of women want to experience, but also a concept that frightens some. The decision to tandem … Continue reading

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Weaning Your Baby Gently

If you have decided that the time has come to stop breastfeeding, you will be looking for ways to wean your baby that will be the least traumatic for you and your child. Weaning is the beginning of another era … Continue reading

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Normalising Breastfeeding in the Western World

It is somewhat hard to understand at first glance why our modern society views breastfeeding as nothing but a slightly icky alternative to formula feeding. Breastfeeding your baby is free, easy once you know how, and it is the nutritionally … Continue reading

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The Vaccination Debate

As a conscientious parent, you will want to do what is best for your kids. One of the earliest opportunities we have to make a difficult decision on behalf of our children is the time when they are due their … Continue reading

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Parenting is a journey we all handle differently. It is also something that we can rarely plan for. Although we all have different ideas on how we want to raise our children, the fact remains that once those screaming little … Continue reading

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