Archive for the 'Pregnancy, New Mums & Babies' Category

The Truth About Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a beautiful and exciting experience, but it can also bring up feelings of anxiety, fear, stress, isolation and uncertainty. Like any major life change it’s completely normal to experience a mix of emotions. Pregnancy is a huge transition in a woman’s life and it can impact you spiritually, physically and emotionally. Plenty […]

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How to Increase Your Breastmilk Supply (once you work out if you actually need to)

Every newly breastfeeding mum has a little (or a lot) of anxiety about whether she’s producing enough milk at some stage of her nursing journey. Unfortunately, it’s usually an idea put in her head by third party, rather than an instinctual feeling. To help, here’s a list of things that are usually NOT a sign […]

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Why I chose baby led weaning over spoon-feeding

Elbowroom yoga teacher and busy mum of three Emily McElarney shares her experience of baby led weaning. I knew I had a problem when my toddler would clap his hand over his mouth and look terrified any time anyone gave him something particularly yummy to eat. The problem was not what you’re thinking.  What he […]

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7 activities to occupy yourself with when you’re ready to pop!

‘Overdue’ is a term often used incorrectly. Many mums-to-be think they’re ‘overdue’ once they hit 40 weeks. This is not true.  You are not ‘overdue’ until 42 weeks. This varies from hospital to hospital and country to country.  As someone who’s had 3 ‘late’ babies I am definitely of the mind that some people take 42 […]

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Family Food – Lime, coriander & ginger salmon pops

We are very excited to announce that Aileen of BabyLedFeeding.com will be joining us for another Baby Led Weaning Workshop this October. To celebrate we are featuring one of her delicious baby-friendly recipes in this months elbowroom Family Newsletter.  You can also get the recipe here. (Serves 2 adults, 2 kids) Ingredients Marinade 3 cloves […]

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How to be an amazing breastfeeding partner

Breastfeeding is a lot of work. Wonderful, satisfying, beautiful, enjoyable, awe-inspiring, exhausting work. Mum is going to be working hard, but there is plenty a supportive partner can do to help and support her and make the journey an exciting and enjoyable family affair. 1. Never say “will we not just give the baby a bottle” […]

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11 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mums

At The elbowroom we are passionate about promoting breastfeeding while supporting and empowering mums-to-be and new mums. Whether it’s through our prenatal yoga classes, our postnatal mum and baby classes, our breastfeeding workshops or our new mum’s group, we are always working to normalise breastfeeding while encouraging and supporting mums. Here are my top tips for newly breastfeeding […]

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The Power of Mum’s Touch – Infant Massage

Did you know taking part in an infant massage course with your new little bundle of loveliness can help ward off or aid recovery from post-natal depression? It Takes a Little Bit of Work We’ve all heard how much we’ll fall in love with our babies as soon as we set eyes on them, but […]

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5 Ways Our Postnatal Classes Benefit New Mums

Mum & Baby postnatal classes take place at the elbowroom 3 mornings every week. You can chose from Mum & Baby Yoga or Mum & Baby Pilates. The major difference is that Mum & Baby Yoga features postures and engagement for both mum and baby, while Mum & Baby Pilates is a class just for mums. […]

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Family Food: Home-made Teething Biscuits

I came across this recipe a couple of weeks ago and diligently tried it out for you all. It took Elsie Mai (17 months with a fine set of choppers) about a half hour to get through one of these so I think we can say they were a success!  The basic recipe is quite bland […]

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