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What’s for dinner?
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When you have a new baby share the load of preparing the meals. If the fathers can help around the house and shop when necessary. If you husband is back at work try to do your prep work for your evening meals in the morning so you are calm and less flustered in the evening [...]

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Good Tastes….
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Breastfeeding exposes babies to different tastes and flavours. Breast milk is affected by a mother’s diet. This encourages babies to be more accepting of a variety of foods when they start taking solids.

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Rest Up
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Don’t underestimate the benefits of resting. Avoid seeing the times when your baby is settled as an opportunity to do household tasks. Even putting your feet up and reading for 30 minutes will help you to conserve energy and feel refreshed.

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Mums need Mums
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Women seek and crave emotional support from other women when they become mothers.

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Fall in love
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Birth is an opportunity to crack open your heart.  To see how strong and powerful your partner is and to experience your own vunelrabilty.  It presents an opportunity to fall in love all over again. It is soo immensely powerful to give birth to another human life.

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Dressing Baby
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* Dress baby in one more layer than you would have on – maybe a singlet under their jumpsuit now as the weather is getting a little cooler at night.

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Facing the Critics
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Facing the Critics – A crying or demanding child or simply a different style of parenting is like a green light for others to become experts about your child. Judgement or criticism can chip away at your resolve. Stand firm.  Say – ” This works well for us “

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Look after yourself
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Try not to always see yourself in terms of being a mother.  It’s important to retain your identity and to have some time, each day, to enjoy something which gives you pleasure.  Avoid feeling as if you just need to justify this to yourself or anyone else.

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