We all know that for some women breastfeeding can be challenging at the best of times for many different reasons but throw mastitis in the mix and it can be more than just challenging because it also becomes painful.

Oxytocin – the love hormone at play during pregnancy, labour and birth

Pregnancy, labour, and birth are intricate processes that involve a myriad of physiological and emotional changes. Amidst this complexity, one remarkable hormone plays a pivotal role—oxytocin. Often referred to as the “love hormone” or “bonding hormone,” oxytocin is associated with social bonding, trust, and intimacy. However, its significance goes far beyond romantic relationships, as it profoundly influences the journey of pregnancy, labour, and birth, and the transformative stages of motherhood.

Nutrition During Pregnancy & Postpartum

With the silly season ahead of us which can mean overindulging in food If you are pregnant or even in the postpartum period it is still important to eat a well balanced and nutrient rich diet.

Here’s why it matters so much:

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