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12 Lesser Known Benefits of Breastfeeding

It’s More Than A Feeling

Becoming a mom is like going to live on a new planet. There is so much unfamiliar stuff to consider: health factors, emotional issues, financial concerns and more. We bet all kinds of folks — ranging from your doctor to your best friend to the stranger at the coffee shop — have offered you unsolicited advice on what you should and shouldn’t do once your baby arrives. While some of the tips will be extremely helpful, others are bound to be off the mark.

When it comes to the more personal decisions, like whether or not to breastfeed, it’s best to fully research the topic. But with so much information available, there’s a good chance you’ll overlook some of the lesser-known facts.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 12 not-so-obvious reasons to breastfeed that should help you to make this important decision by the time your baby is in your arms. Continue reading

Do new mums need a Baby Box ?

In Finland every parent receives a baby box, and most babies initially sleep in the box as well. They contain lots of good quality items such as a jauntily printed snowsuit, a toy rabbit, a blanket.  The concept behind baby boxes is two-fold. First, in a country that still remembers widespread poverty, it provides every child with the equipment to start life (parents of a second child can request cash instead). Second, it is a constant reminder that all Finns are equal in the eyes of the state. It doesn’t matter how rich or poor you are, you still get the box. Continue reading

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