Milky Chic Blog — Breastfeeding

shani davis
My Postpartum Essentials

My Postpartum Essentials

The moments after giving birth can be some of the sweetest, most life-changing moments of your life. And why wouldn’t they be? You are holding this new life in your hands – a life you helped create. Your heart swells with love and adoration. It’s just beautiful. And then, ouch! The realization of how your body feels begins to set in. After all, you just pushed that delicate little life right out of your vagina! Vaginal childbirth can be a miraculous experience, but it is important to prepare yourself for the post-partum experience. I am currently 5 weeks post-partum and...

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Shani Davis
SHOULD I #DROPTHECOVER ?

SHOULD I #DROPTHECOVER ?

Nothing feels as stirringly rewarding and agonizingly frustrating as motherhood. I would be lying if I said I haven’t experienced feelings of elation and irritation in equal measures too. Really, nothing prepares you for a baby or for that matter, the ordeals that come with breastfeeding them. I had my feelings of delight when I first began breastfeeding too and went on to post a couple of pictures on social media of me breastfeeding with a cover. Almost instantly, I got a lot of negative comments about how this goes against the grain of “normalizing breastfeeding”. Even one of my...

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Shani Davis
Establishing milk supply in your baby's first weeks

Establishing milk supply in your baby's first weeks

Hearing “Prepare and freeze as many meals as you can, ahead of the baby being born” at one of our ante-natal classes, must have sparked off some primeval ‘hunter-gather’ instinct in my husband. He took it to an extreme, organising us into a few marathon cooking and freezing sessions and we ended up with around 50 meal portions, lasting us months! It’s hilarious, and makes me giggle every time I remember back to our freezer at that time – stuff full of silver foil containers of all our food. This was his way to prepare for our little arrival in...

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Shani Davis
7 Different Positions for Breastfeeding Your Baby

7 Different Positions for Breastfeeding Your Baby

We often think that breastfeeding is instinctive. However, when we try it for the first time we don't know how to do it. Also, the baby doesn't seem to know how to hook either, so we panicked. Where was our instinct?! Breastfeeding is something that you learn, just like motherhood! Don't feel bad if you have difficulties at first. We've all been there once. With time you will see that it is something wonderful and necessary for both you and your child. Here are 7 comfortable positions to help you feed your baby, newborn or older. Traditional cradle Place your...

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