Lactation cookies (sugar-free and dairy-free)

As I am breastfeeding our baby Gabriel, I make these lactation cookies quite often to boost my breast milk supply. The brewer’s yeast, flaxseeds and oats are the milk-boosting ingredients so don’t feel tempted to leave them out. Brewer’s yeast is very different to baking yeast so be sure to get the correct kind. It’s usually available at health food…
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Nursing must-haves and hacks for breastfeeding mums

This post is all about breastfeeding. I always knew that I wanted to breastfeed my babies. But when I had my daughter Rosalie in May 2015, I certainly struggled with it quite a bit. Now I have had my second baby Gabriel, there were some things I wish I knew about breastfeeding the first time around. I was so desperate…
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How to introduce your newborn baby to your toddler

During my second pregnancy I was quite nervous anticipating how our toddler Rosalie would react to meeting our newborn baby and how she would adjust to the new dynamic of our family with a little brother in the mix. In the lead up to childbirth I took a refresher NCT course with a group of second time mums to be…
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My birth story: our son Gabriel Arnold William Diamond

When I became pregnant with my second baby, I was prepared to feel really anxious ahead of labour. After my first low risk pregnancy resulted in quite an unexpectedly traumatic delivery and a very sick baby, I experienced some postnatal depression and anxiety surrounding the experience. In labour I was informed that I had a temperature and it happened that my waters had already ruptured, much…
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My second pregnancy and life

I have recently taken a rather long break from blogging, as you may see looking back at the dates on my previous posts. I honestly didn’t feel very good about taking such a long break, however after discovering that my husband and I were pregnant for the second time and celebrating the happiness of that eventuality, I very quickly became…
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