Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding: making an informed decision

Choosing to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby may be the first and biggest decision you’ll ever make as a new parent. First, you need to know that there’s no right or wrong choice. Both options will provide your baby with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. But, understanding and weighing the pros and cons of each of the options will help you to make an informed decision and choose what is best for you and your baby.

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BreastfeedingKristy Manners
The first 1,000 days of life and why they matter

Most people have heard about how the environment, maternal health, eating habits and diet can influence the health of children even before they are born. The truth is that the period just before conception or pregnancy, right through to the second birthday, is a critical and unique window of opportunity, where illness and poor nutrition can completely undermine the future of any child. This is the most important period for growth and brain development, and it is the best time for obesity prevention and other chronic diseases.

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What’s going on with your thyroid function during pregnancy & how does it affect your breastmilk supply?

As many know, pregnancy and breastfeeding come with a lot of important physiological and hormonal changes in a woman’s body. Some of these hormonal changes can also mess up your thyroid function, causing an increase or decrease in thyroid hormones even in women who have never had thyroid issues before. This can ultimately affect your unborn child and breastmilk supply.

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Post-delivery Recovery and Fibre: Why is it so important?

It takes at least 6 weeks for the mother’s body to return to the pre-pregnant physiological state. This does not necessarily refer to a return to a pre-pregnant weight though – give yourself time with this! However, how quickly you recover after delivery will depend on many things. Let’s talk about the sensitive areas “below”.

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Postpartum Nutrition: Taking care of YOU after labour

Women are not supposed to get back on their feet, return to work immediately, get back to their pre-pregnant weight quickly, do things on their own without a support network and their tribe, AND be a supermum juggling everything while a baby saps the energy out of them….yes some women can…but for the vast majority we can’t…especially in those 6-8 weeks postpartum. Read more about what you should be focusing on nutritionally in the 4th trimester.

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Boost your fertility with nutrition

Despite what one might believe, fertility problems are a relatively common condition. According to Australian statistics, one in 35 men will have a fertility issue, whilst one in 25 males are thought to suffer from low sperm count. On the other hand, it is known that women make up around 40 percent of all the treated infertility cases in Australia, and those over the age of 35 have a one in three chance of having fertility issues.

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