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FEED FEARLESSLY: Emily & Hudson
Emily Smith wants you to know about Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s because it’s so uncommon it doesn’t rate a mention unless you have a pre-existing heart condition - something Emily is keen to change. “You don’t think you can go into heart failure from having a baby - but I did,” she says. She wants expectant mums to be told about the disease in their obstetrician appointments as it can be triggered by stress on the body brought on by pregnancy.
Get on top of your energy levels & family's health
The best kept secret is the one that comes after our first born arrives. We prepare so much for the birth, the baby room, the clothes, the pram, but no one can tell us exactly how we are going to feel after the birth. Lack of sleep, cracked nipples and you may never again complete a task from start to finish without interruption! It’s understandable that tiredness can set in due to these physical and psychological adjustments.
FEED FEARLESSLY: Liv, Henry & Tilly
My breastfeeding experience with twins was perhaps not the zen, calm, beautiful bonding opportunity I had pictured in my mind. In an antenatal class I remember being told on questioning the logistics of feeding two babies, not to worry, that boobs are smart and if there are two babies to feed, they would simply make enough milk to feed two babies. I took this on face value.
Perinatal Mental Health Week
Mental health matters is close to our hearts here at mumamoo, especially for new mums and parents. It informs our ‘why’ and gives us purpose to much of what we do. With 1 in 5 new or expecting mums and 1 in 10 new or expecting dads suffering from anxiety and/or depression - it’s little wonder the statistics are reflected close to home in our circle of 4 mums that form mumamoo. You can read more about Belinda’s raw and real journey into parenthood here. But what is perinatal mental illness and how does it differ from postnatal mental illness? More importantly, what are the signs if you or someone close to you is suffering?
FEED FEARLESSLY : Gabriella & Amalia
At the age of 22 when most of us were busy living for the weekend, Gabriella was grappling with issues bigger than some of us have to face in a lifetime. Having tragically lost her adored mother to Breast Cancer the year before, Gabriella - or Gabby, as she is known to her Instagram community - was processing the news that she too, carried the genetic mutation that placed her in the ‘high risk’ category for developing the same devastating disease.
Three ways to build emotional attachment during feeding
Whether you had hoped to breastfeed or have chosen not to, one of the myriad of mum-guilt thoughts is whether you can still bond with baby. The great news is it’s a resounding yes. You will be able to bond with your beautiful babe no matter how they are fed & build secure infant attachment through many ways - here are a few suggestions.
The Look of Love: reading your baby’s love language
Before they can talk, your baby is showing you just how much they love you. It sometimes helps to remember this when you're on your third coffee and wistfully remembering what it was like to have an uninterrupted night's sleep! Here are some tips to make the most of these love moments💛 
Let's talk about breastfeeding

When it comes to babies, breastfeeding is nature's best resource and provides the optimal balance of nutrition created specifically for your little one. Breastmilk is amazing. Women are amazing (seriously, we carry children, we birth them, we feed them.....how incredible are our bodies!).

Transitioning between formula

All formulas vary in taste so it can take time to comfortably transition to a new brand. A slow and gradual change between formula is recommended to help your baby adjust to the new taste and smell and avoid refusal or change to feeding routine. 

How to prepare a bottle of formula

Muma’s and Papa’s, here are some helpful tips on preparing a bottle of formula. Whilst an easy process, mixing your first bottle at 10pm can be a little overwhelming. Powdered Formula is not a sterile product therefore preparing and storing your formula correctly helps reduce the risk of infection and illness.