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Five ways to use Welcome World's Perineum Wash herbal formula in your home during postpartum.

Sometimes during birthing the area called the perineum is bruised or torn, this can be uncomfortable or painful for postpartum mothers. In this blog Iam going to offer 5 easy ways in which you can offer healing to this delicate and sensitive area of your body.

1. I am going to start with the encouragement of self-kindness. Be gentle with your self; maybe use the herbal suggestions I offer as a way of responding to your self tenderly. Other practical suggestions of being gentle with yourself could be to make sure there is a soft cushion or pillow in place whenever you sit down. Letting others help you with chores so you can focus on welcoming your beautiful child into your life and healing the discomfort in the perineum can be very nurturing. Love is always the fast track way to heal anything and the most practical.

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“3 great herbal allies when postpartum is not being experienced as sweetness and light.”

Sometimes outcomes are not as we have imagined in our minds eye. Of course this is no different with the birth of a child. Yes, there are many women who spend the postpartum period in a hazy delightful and peaceful encounter with their baby. There are an equal amount of women who experience postpartum as exhausting and uncomfortable, and there are mothers who experience some description in between these two sides of the coin. No experience being right or wrong and none having the exclusion to being a loving experience.

Every experience has the exact same opportunity to dive ever deeper into love. It often appears to be such a human trait to make one experience more, either more loving, more acceptable and I could go on with the mores! Yet is it of assistance to any of us? To be comparing experiences or to be making one way

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This is a great new partnership service between Welcome World and Born.

To discuss a breastfeeding tincture, please contact Amanda: phone 02380 283323 or email amanda@welcomeworldcafe.com

After discussing your particular situation with Amanda, if it is felt a tincture would be of assistance, you can take advantage of the pick-up service from Born at 64 Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8BH.

You will be given a code by Amanda to confirm your order and payment. Please take the code with you when you collect your tincture.

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“Breastfeeding is so much more than just milk”

These words: “breastfeeding is so much more than just milk” are words I read on Jack Newman’s Facebook page. Straight away my thought was I could not of said it better myself. Such simple words and yet to me they are so profound. Why? Because whenever I hear the word “more” it activates a sign post, if you like, to come to the presence we all share within ourselves, our true nature; Love. It reminds me that there is another way to see this. Yes of course breastfeeding provides milk for the child, to enable the infant to grow in terms of the physical body. So what is the more and is the more needed?

For me the more is like a doorway into another awareness, that there is something more in this instance than the survival needs of the body. Breastfeeding can be an opportunity to encounter and experience a well-known saying of truth in the giving we receive.

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Last week I went to the screening of the film babyhood offered as a joint venture by Juno magazine and the company Born. As my work involves both parents and children it is always of interest for me to discover new interests and visions of others on the subject of parenting. On the same day Woman’s hour discussed parenting from both the perspective of a documentary launched recently on TV about children going to sleep at night or as was discussed not going to sleep. Also from the perspective of what we can learn from other cultures that are more traditional and are small tribal communities. It appears we are questioning parenting as a society; it appears we are struggling to find answers to difficult questions, such as why has violence amongst teenagers increased, why are more children experiencing depression and many more similar difficult questions.

My question is what are we really questioning? Yes of course it is always helpful to question everything... is th

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Today the Mail newspaper reports of the distress parents are experiencing as supplies of two popular baby milk formulas which are designed to be of assistance in particular for babies with colic and constipation dwindle in the stores. As a result of the anxiety of not having milk to offer to their baby, parents have been willing to pay huge prices for tins of formula being sold at inflated prices on sites such as ebay.

I am not going to write about the situation being reported, this is being covered by many social media sites. But it has inspired me to sing the praises of a wide variety of milks that are non-diary. Also I would like to offer alternative solutions to colic and constipation. Many people are not aware that there are alternatives to dairy until digestive symptoms arise that are uncomfortable, with children this can sometimes be in the form of colic. Others are ve

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At the birth of a baby there is what could be called an involuntary action taking place. That no matter what, the baby is going to be born, we may not know how or when but birth is going to occur. Just as when the baby is in the womb, legs, arms and toes grow, the mother does not sit down and say to herself today I will grow a toe for my baby. It simply occurs, life provides we could say. During birth when parents make contact with this so called involuntary action it is a very direct experience. I have heard parents say “experiencing the birthing of our child was a very pr

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