All posts tagged: Breastfeeding

Modesty, Comfort, Elegance and Breastfeeding with Tasnim Collections

The beautiful weather is back, Ramadan is coming very soon inshaAllah and I do believe that adequate clothing is a necessity. I leave and breathe abayas. I am a dress lady as I love feeling comfortable. I received last year from Tasnim Collections the “Sarah” abaya with the extra large Shayla both in light weight. I fell in love instantly but had to wait the beautiful days to wear them (quite cold here but now you can have them in Heavy weight!). I can now enjoy these well made piece of clothing. Mashallah, I love how the design is simple yet clever with a front zip for breastfeeding. I love the large not to say huge choice of colours and the quality of the fabric, very breathable! I love the elasticated sleeves so much that i need to thank Tasnim Collection to think about the mums out there who run after children, do crafts or are busy with some mechanics. The Shayla is now my favourite hijab, it falls beautifully and is very large so …

Savse smoothies Review: Just like homemade juices, crammed Full of Goodness!

Good morning on this first Tuesday of October! Fall is here and cold winds are coming back with the seasonal flus and other unpleasantness. It is the prefect time to boost your immune system the best you can DO to face all these changes. One of the best thing to do is to change the food you eat. You ARE what you EAT. Simple statement but real. Diet is key to welfare. I have not always been the best at following diets but being obliged for baby well-being and to continue my breastfeeding journey, I am strictly following my DAIRY FREE Paleo/Keto diet and I am managing it! WAW! I cannot believe it myself. Well, for the first time in my life, I am enjoying a diet. I am rediscovering the taste of simple and raw fruits and vegetables. Any of you following me on Instagram, might have noticed that I love smoothies. Why? I am B-U-S-Y. From the very first moment I open my eyes in the morning till this last bit when I close them to …

Breastfeeding: Worries about milk supply and lactation cookies by Boobbix

“I think you do not have enough milk”  ……”You should top up your baby with some formula, she seems so hungry” Who has never heard these comforting sentences during their breastfeeding journey? When I gave birth to my first baby, when we were at the hospital and my breastfed baby was unsettled, instead of helping me with breastfeeding, I have been proposed several times to give some formula to my baby but I did not. I knew my milk supply was not the issue, it was something else.   From her first day in this world until she was three months old, because she was so unsettled and always asking for breastfeeding, I kept hearing those silly sentences! The truth was breastfeeding her was the only comfort she could seek to ease her pain, unfortunately it was causing her more distress and it was an infernal circle because the truth was somewhere else. Well, indeed it was… just those silly allergies diagnosed too late. My milk was the trigger full of allergens. For new baby, …

4 Best products to heal cracked nipples and sore breasts: Breastfeeding essentials

My first week on breastfeeding has been a bit of rollercoaster. So if like me you are in an Ouuuuchhh… mood, read this! Your baby is just born and you are starting together your beautiful and hopefully long breastfeeding journey together {at least this is what you are dreaming of} but as you begin to nurse , you are discovering that it hurts! Do not worry! Sore nipples are a frequent complaint for breastfeeding mothers so you are not alone, and as far as I am concerned I do assume it’s an inevitable part of the nursing experience. Well, I did get sore nipples for each of my daughters, time to get on with the latch on thing. However you must know that pain is a sign that something is not so right: You should not feel pain when baby is feeding. If you do, it means that baby may not have latched on properly. You need to check: Baby’s latch: Usually sore nipples are a consequence of  baby not taking the nipple deeply enough into his mouth. For …

Breastfeeding journey week ONE: From Heaven to Hell

DAY ONE: At the hospital Baby Birth weight: 3.840 Kgs. This was the starting point. For many weeks, Baby’s weight will be a crucial point. The first day and first night at the hospital were a breeze. Baby slept and fed beautifully not to say incredibly well. She was feeding for half an hour and sleeping for 3 hours. I was busy applying before and after each feeds my HPA® Lansinoh Lanolin to avoid cracked nipples. Main  goals: – Drink plenty of water to help increase my milk supply -Eat some dried apricots and almonds for the same reason and because it makes a good and healthy treat – make sure breasts and nipples stay in excellent condition -Rest as much as possible before getting back home DAY TWO: Hospital Discharge & Back to home Baby’s Weight: unknown In the morning: Very early baby gave me quite a fright! She nearly shocked in her bed where she was sleeping quietly. I hold her and tried to help but clearly could not help as she had thick mucous …

World Breastfeeding Week 2016: My experience and trials {from allergies to reflux}

This week is the World Breastfeeding Week. “National Breastfeeding Celebration Week run from 18th – 27th June 2016.  This extended week is an opportunity for mothers, breastfeeding supporters and health professionals to come together and share what works well to support breastfeeding in local communities. The week incorporates two weekends and concludes on Monday 27th June.  At a national level the aim is to raise awareness of the health and wellbeing benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, their infants and the long term public health for everyone. This year National Breastfeeding Celebration Week is concentrating on how ‘everyone in local communities can support mothers to breastfeed, whenever and wherever they are’. The week provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase all the good work that is going on around England, to share ideas, inspire others and promote the support available to women and their families.” {Unicef.co.uk} It was really important for me to talk about it and to share my own experience with you. Not that I am exceptional, no, the total opposite, but to show that sometimes, …