“And are you planning on breastfeeding?” asked the midwife in the antenatal class. I patted my bump and replied, “Not today!” Oh we were having the craic already! As annoying as I was, trying to be the funny girl in class, I was sincere in my wish to try and breastfeed my first baby. I was … read more >
What if your toddler suddenly starts being fussy and refuses the foods you give them? Well don’t stress, it is perfectly normal for toddlers to go through their ‘fussy eating phase’ at some stage. Mealtimes during these times can become a bit of a nightmare for you and your toddler, with lots of tantrums and frustration. Fortunately, most toddlers grow out of their fussy eating phase and normal mealtimes are eventually restored!
I am proud to display the Breastfeeding Mark at MacNean House.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new “Breastfeeding welcome here” mark and to welcome our new First 1000 Days ambassador Karen Koster
Tips on how you can you can support breastfeeding mums.
Frequently Asked Questions about the First 1000 Days Breastfeeding mark.
It’s the basic things that have changed for me since I had a baby. A simple task like leaving the house is much more of an ordeal now than it was before.
Ellen is now 5 months old and great fun already. Every week sees a new milestone and it’s so exciting to see her grow and develop. She still throws us a curveball every few days by doing something unexpected or out of routine, so we are constantly learning. During her first few months I … read more >
Having enough iron in the weaning diet is important to help your baby grow and develop, and to prevent iron deficiency anaemia. Iron also will support brain development. From about 6 months of age, your baby’s iron stores, accumulated from you when you were pregnant, are depleted, so dietary sources of iron become very important.
Vitamin D, sometimes known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, is actually a hormone, called 25- hydroxyvitamin D, which is made by our bodies in response to sun exposure. We can also obtain vitamin D directly from our food, which can include foods which naturally contain vitamin D or are fortified with vitamin D, as well as dietary supplements
Now that Dafne is 6 months old, I’ve noticed that things seem to be changing rapidly. I love seeing how she is discovering her world.