Dear parent, breastfeeding or pregnant mom, friend of breastfeeding and interested individual. Jeanelde asked me to answer the questions below as common concerns new or expecting parents might have regarding breastfeeding pain and discomfort.
Supply and Demand – Part 2.
Nikon, one of the largest and most respected photography brands in the world, is known for its investment in and support of professional, passionate and dedicated artists and storytellers. Nikon South Africa’s recent decision to support Birth Photographer & Mentor Alda Smith, from Love Alda, is not only a huge honor, but it also bodes well for the unique and developing art that is birth photography.
i am mama – the perfect nursing and pregnancy range.
What is a birth companion or birth partner? In short it is someone that gives you physical, emotional and practical support when delivering your baby (via c-section or labour).
Carmien Sleepy Time Giveaway!
Parents are often warned not to let their babies sleep in the parental bed. All sorts of horrors are held up as reasons why not. Let’s bust a few of them!
My first baby was barely a week old, and already some misguided fool asked me, “So, is he in a routine yet?”
“Are you mad?! Of course not!” (OK, I never actually said this, I’m much more timid in real life than on paper. But that’s what I was thinking.)
Why are people so obsessed with routine?
There are many, many options and drawing up a birth plan without help / guidance can be daunting. Follow Alda as she gently guides us through these steps.
Why do babies wake up and cry almost the minute we put them down?
When can I give my baby/toddler Rooibos tea?
Does your best friend/neighbour/mother-in-law tell you that their child “slept through” at six weeks? If so, you may feel like you and your baby are failing dismally, because you’re getting up five times a night. It may be worthwhile to stop and check out how exactly they define “sleeping through.”
Alda is the founder and chair of the South African Birth Photographers Association and one of Cape Town’s foremost and well-published maternal, birth & family photographers. Birth photography is a labour of love to her – a joyous celebration of this beautiful, fragile life we all share.
Erica Neser has been working with mothers and babies for 20 years. Her passion is to help parents understand their babies and how they sleep, and to encourage a gentle baby- and parent-friendly approach to sleep problems.