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Should I breastfeed my baby to sleep?

When you first began breastfeeding, you likely found that your baby would fall asleep once their belly was full and they'd had enough milk. And this was probably a pretty nifty trick if you needed a rest or some time to yourself. But as they get older, and can stay awake for longer, you'll notice th...
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What is a balanced baby diet?

Now that your little one is eating solid foods alongside breastfeeding or formula milk, you'll hopefully be enjoying their company at mealtimes. They may not always like the food that's put in front of them, and it might get a little messy at times, but when you get it right and they just devour the...
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How do I breastfeed? And other rules?

How do I breastfeed? And other rulesOnce your baby arrives, you'll likely be keen to begin breastfeeding as soon as possible. But despite the fact that it's a natural process, breastfeeding isn't necessarily instinctive. It's a learned skill. You may try several times and, while your baby gets some ...
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What do I need to know about feeding my 1 - 2-year-old?

You've just prepared a delicious feast, full of foods your toddler usually adores. But low and behold, once they're sat down at the table, they refuse practically everything – saying they're not hungry, saying they don't like it. They even refuse their dessert! Surely now that they're more active...
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Can my baby eat chocolate?

Chocolate has to be one of the most popular foods out there, and for a good reason! This delicious treat appears in so many forms – whether it's atop a dessert, in a bubbling fountain, wrapped in colourful foil and placed in a pretty tin, or even in drink form, topped with marshmallows. Chocolate ...
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Can I eat shrimp whilst breastfeeding?

As you sit on the sofa one evening, tired after a day full of feeding, you begin swiping through the food delivery options. After all, you deserve a nice meal, one that will be brought right up to your doorstep, fully cooked and ready to be eaten. Eventually, you settle on your favourite restaurant ...
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Can I eat honey whilst breastfeeding?

If you enjoy a squeeze of honey on a buttered crumpet, drizzled on a portion of hot porridge, or simply stirred into a herbal tea, you might have been a little nervous on hearing that honey can cause botulism (a rare, potentially fatal illness caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum) infants u...
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Can I dye my hair whilst breastfeeding?

Perhaps dyeing your hair has always been a part of your self-care regime, or maybe you're simply looking to do something different and think a new colour might be fun; whatever the case may be, you've heard some conflicting advice when it comes to dyeing your hair whilst breastfeeding. Some websites...
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Can I have coffee whilst breastfeeding?

Everyone has their favourite morning pick-me-up. While some people like to go for a run, others will spend five or ten minutes meditating or practising their yoga positions. And for many of us, pouring a cup of hot, steaming, creamy coffee is just about enough to get us off to a good start!Coff...
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Does breast size and shape affect breastfeeding?

You've always been a little self-conscious about your body, having endured teasing during your school days. However, now in adulthood, you love your natural shape, and you embrace having small breasts. However, even though you've reached a place where you're more body confident, you're now worr...
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