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Month SIX – We get to EAT and hit the gym…

She’s finally six months! My Ivanna Liz is six months old. SIX DIGIT. That’s what I call it. When leaving the hospital after delivery, your doctor quips, “Make sure you breastfeed exclusively for six months — no food for the baby.” When you get home, older mothers say, “Lazima ukule for six months ndio maziwa…

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The benefits of the boob are fantastic

I am all for nursing a child. I think the benefits of the boob are fantastic. I had exclusively breastfed Ariyana for the first 5 months of her life and thought I would do the same with Arian. Ok let’s get this straight from the onset – I am all for the benefits of the…

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The Weaning Debate

Many mothers are faced with the dilemma of when to start weaning their babies and when to eventually stop breastfeeding completely. They receive advice from many different sources depending on their family history, culture and socialization and all these may prove either useful or overwhelming to the mum. Weaning is the gradual process of introducing…

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Conquering Sweets with Natural Sweetness

When I get home every evening the first thing I do is release the baby sitter and start on fixing something to eat for dinner. Yesterday as I was doing this, Martha was playing on the kitchen floor next to me. She was playing with her toy aeroplanes and yes yes yes I know…. despite…

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Tasty Baby Foods

When I had Martha 6 years ago, I was beside myself with joy!… and fear… and was awfully tired. Wow, a baby. She latched on really well at the hospital and my breasts produced enough milk. It was wondrous to see my tits do this. My aim was to breastfeed for a year… whoaaa could…

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