Without a doubt, the arrival of a new baby often heralds new financial concerns. In many families, income will decrease as mum takes maternity leave and, hopefully, dad takes paternity leave. The two-income family will frequently become a one income family for an extended period of time as one of the parents takes on the role of caregiver for the early formative years.
So you thought that first few months of motherhood was challenging. Now that you’ve returned to work and become a working mum, you’ve discovered a whole new meaning to the word ‘challenging’.
Research shows that the nutrition that a baby gets throughout their first thousand days of life – starting from a month before a woman even falls pregnant through until his or her second birthday – sets up their health for life.
When we think of our growing bump and how we will feed them when they enter the world, expressing is not normally something too many mums think about. However, there are various reasons why a new mother expresses milk for her baby, and different types of pumps suit different situations.