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Living and Loving

January 2019

Living and Loving Magazine is South Africa’s most trusted source of parenting information from conception to pregnancy, through birth and the baby years. In our fast-paced, modern world, the challenges facing mothers are greater than they’ve ever been, and we’re there to support them every step of their journey. Each month we pack the magazine full of sensible advice and the most up-to-date information from a panel of over 25 of South Africa’s leading baby and child experts.

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happy new year!

Sonya Francis Elsa Thobeka I love this time of year. It brings fresh hope of a squeaky-clean new year and the chance to breathe new life into tired tasks and routines. Of course, if you’ve recently had a baby, the new year will be unlike any other. You see, nothing changes you, or your relationships, the way babies do. And no matter how much advice your mother-in-law gives you, nothing can prepare you for it. In fact, you’ll be surprised to discover your hidden depths. Yes, you expect to miss the parties, the trips, the expensive restaurant meals. But more often...

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you said it...

The milky way “Oh, my! Are yours till breastfeeding? Aren’t you worried about having ‘tea-bag breast’? Why are you doing this?” What was supposed to be a quick breast pad change turned into a pop quiz when I ran into two colleagues in the ladies’ room at work. This isn’t the first time I’ve been bombarded with questions like these - usually accompanied by a look of pity. My baby is almost two, I work full-time, I’m still breastfeeding, and I love it. I used to have perky breasts, but they have now been replaced by ‘milk cartons’ that are marred...

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the writer of the winning letter will receive a lansinoh breast pump worth r3 700.

This 2-in-1 electric breast pump is the ultimate choice for women who want both comfort and flexibility when expressing their breast milk. The lightweight design enables it to be used as either a single or double electric breast pump with a choice of three effective pumping styles designed to simulate natural feeding patterns. The pump is light, portable and free from BPA and BPS. (PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIED) ■...

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we asked you on facebook…

“My friend got me a six-week supply of gourmet frozen meals so every day I just had to pop it in the oven and not worry about cooking or preparing dinner. It was the best.” Kaylee Sekgaolelo “A medicine kit including Sterimar Nasal Spray, Woodward’s gripe water, Telament colic drops, Bon baby massage oil, 1ml syringes, etc.” Shannon Dommett “Vouchers from Baby City and Dis-Chem, the mom’s choice of nappies, wet wipes and bum cream.” Minette Groenewald “Definitely a hamper for mom, consisting of bubble bath, a face...

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My wish for 2019 New Year’s resolutions are a wonderfully positive way to start the year. As a new mom, I’ve found that putting plans in place, and being proactive and target driven is the best way to achieve the vision I have for my family, so this is the perfect time of year to put these goals in place. It’s essential to know what you want to achieve, so if life throws you some damp nappies, you have something positive to focus on as motivation to keep going. Your resolutions can act as the foundation for the rest...

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#happy snaps

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