Breastfeeding a Newborn: How to Survive the First 8 Weeks

In this final part of my Survival SeriesĀ I discuss my thoughts and advice on surviving the first 8 weeks of breastfeeding. I started the series with my tips for new mums surviving life with a newborn, then shared some baby behaviours that you can expect in those first 8 weeks. Now I am writing this at 15 weeks postpartum, I can recall just how tough those first 8 weeks really were and I hope that by sharing my story, along with some survival tips, it can help other new mums to know they are not alone and that there is…

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Newborn Behaviour: the First 8 Weeks

The first part of my Survival Series was focused on ways for Mums to cope with the physical and mental roller coaster of life with a newborn baby. In this post I want to explore some of the behaviours you can expect to see in your baby and how to cope with their more challenging aspects.   Baby apps   When I wanted to find a resource to help me figure out my newborn’s behaviour, one of the first things I did was to try out some baby apps. Mostly, this was to help me monitor his feeding. When you’re…

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Life with a Newborn Baby: The First 8 Weeks

While I was in those very early stages with my new baby, I found myself searhing online forums, baby apps and parenting books to answer the myriad questions I had every day about my new baby. Though I did find some good information here and there, for the most part, the message was predominantly just get through it. So I wanted to pay a little more attention to that stage and provide a short series on how I survived life with a newborn, starting with a focus on Mum. I am writing this at 11 weeks postpartum and so I…

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