Men feel left out of the breastfeeding process, but they need not be.
Nutripaeds, Parenty’s resident paediatric dieticians, has some tips on how to optimise your diet to make sure you’re getting the perfect nutrients to support you and your little one!
Carey Haupt, Parenty’s resident lactation consultant, gives the inside scoop on what to consider when buying a breast pump.
A mother’s experience of breastfeeding is complicated and cannot be expressed – not by me anyway – in 5 minutes. So, if you will please indulge me for the next 20 minutes or so.
3 awesome prizes up for grabs!
I could not emotionally detach from my situation but I could detach myself from the process I was about to undergo.

Bringing a baby into this world can be the craziest experience ever

Every birth is unique and even if you are on your 5th child, you never know what your next birthing experience will bring

Maternal mortality rate has declined, but still way too high – report

Stories of mistreatment in hospitals for birthing mothers and child loss due to perceived negligence should never be a #metoo campaign

High quality baby products which are affordable and easy on the purse strings

When choosing your favourite baby product, quality does not always have to be synonymous with expensive

10 top tips to surviving the first week with a newborn

That first week coming home with your newborn baby brings so many emotions that it’s hard to figure out where to start. Here are a few tips to get you going…

I had a feeling something was wrong after my baby was born. I was right.

The fight against postpartum can be life or death, the feelings are powerful and real.

New Parent Stressors and how to deal with them effectively

I believe that there is not a lot of preparation one can go through to completely be ready for parenting. This is true for first-time parents. I got the shock of my life when I kept getting confronted by one thing after another with my daughter.

Plan for nothing to go according to plan (Part 2)

My plan to have a well planned and timed c-section with a carefully curated playlist and all and my plan to have my tiny bundle of joy in a bassinet next to my hospital bed on her first night on earth were both disseminated.

Maternal separation anxiety

Parenthood presents us with a new reality that we have never been confronted with.We walk into a hospital as single individuals and we walk out with a plus one. We stay with the little ones for four to five months and one day we have to go back to work and this gives any parent some form of anxiety.

What they don’t tell you about a Vaginal Delivery

I felt the aches and pains and went through it all, and today I sit with the very reason for those pains and she makes it all worth it.

Why child attachement is OK

Attachment parenting is quite a controversy in the parenting circles and as a parent, I can understand why. I’ve learned that parenting is about instinct and mostly winging it. There is no rule book, Only a million parenting opinions.

The motherLOAD #2

When it all just gets too much, how do we survive? When the world around us seems to be crashing in? We can’t breathe, feel or move… How do we crawl out of that dark hole?

Who cares how you gave birth?

I saw a post on Social Media about having a cesarean that really struck a nerve with me. And I’ve been thinking about how I can discuss the issue it dealt with in a way that honours all the varied opinions on it… but I guess there is no better way than to just be HONEST! (So here goes.)

The motherLOAD

Nobody ever said that being a mother would be easy… In fact, if we each think back to our baby showers. I’m almost positive that some mothers had a little twinkle in their eye. They knew what was coming.

Be patient with your baby’s milestones

We have late bloomers and daredevils, but the trick is never to compare.




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