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COVID-19: Is it safe to go to the gym?

So you're finally able to start exercising again, and ready to hit the gym. But in the new world order, could a visit to your local healthclub, actually be bad for your health? The Australian government have suggested that the benefits of physical exercise still outweigh the negatives at this point, but one physician, Dr. Norman Swan, who was interviewed on the ABC's Coronacast, a podcast dedicated to answering questions about COVID-19, labelled gyms as "high risk" locations for the disease to spread.  The data from China indicates the gyms are a high prevalence areas for the virus to spread. Here's what we know: Fitness equipment can be a happy home for germs.  A US company FitRated, which rates and...

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Our weaning story

It’s been almost 4 months since I weaned my baby Noah off the boob. I think only now I’ve come out the other end! Noah was 17 months and he was still having breastmilk. As soon as he woke up, he would say “milk!” and would be SO excited to see me! It was the best feeling knowing I gave him that joy. To see his face light was incredibly special.  Unfortunately I received news that a loved one was unwell. I knew it meant I may have to return home to Australia to be with my family. Bringing Noah along wasn’t a feasible option so the decision to possibly go alone was difficult. The day came and I had to...

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Power Pumping

OK - so if you've ever struggled with your milk supply (like I did), you'll no doubt have researched how to boost your milk supply in every which way possible.  This is one technique that I tried, that I think actually worked for me, so I wanted to share how it works, in case it helps another mama out. First of all, what is it?  It's a technique that mimicks how a baby going through a growth spurt feeds.  The idea is that the action stimulates the release of prolactin (the milk making hormone) from the pituitary gland - telling the body to 'make more milk!'. How do you do it? 1. Set aside an hour a day, say morning...

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Meet our NEW breastfeeding friendly sports bras

Say hello to our next generation breastfeeding friendly sports bras. We believe that style is not a trend - and that's why we don't follow them.  In our new bras, you'll see the familiar and classic black, and the ethereal blush that we still can't get enough of.  So what's new? Our new bras feature an anchored and reinforced nursing clip, to make one handed feeding even easier. Our range now includes sizes XS through to XL. The sizing has changed as well, so if you were a M, you would now be a S etc.  Find the right size for you by using our sizing chart.    

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Myths about breastfeeding and exercising

Let’s be honest, after having kids, finding time to exercise is a challenge. From my own experiences, sometimes I manage an hour long work out and other days it's a quick 20 minute walk with bub in the stroller or simply chasing my toddler around the park.  Whatever it is, I aim to get my body moving and releasing those feel good endorphins! There are many women out there (my own Mum included) who are cautious about exercising while breastfeeding. They especially worry that exercise will adversely affect their milk supply.  To help you separate fact from fiction we reached out to the experts for their opinion. Dr Hong Tran is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Grow Obstetrics in East Melbourne, Australia...

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