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Whether written by the team at Family Friendly HQ or guest written by a mum, a dad, or other family member, our blogs and articles focus on capturing and chronicling all the precious moments and stories of the family’s everyday life. We blog about news stories that relate to the family and cover humerous topics and viral videos too!
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How To Prepare For Breastfeeding When You Are Pregnant
How To Prepare For Breastfeeding When You Are Pregnant
Breastfeeding is a natural way of feeding your baby. It is biologically normal and what our bodies were built to do. Unfortunately. that does not mean that it comes naturally to everyone though. We would all like to believe that when our baby is born they will latch beautifully and we won’t have to give it a seconds thought but it just may not pan out that way. 
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What Are The Signs That You Are In Labour
What Are The Signs That You Are In Labour
When most people think of labour they conjure up an image of a woman shouting with pain lying on a hospital bed. There are beads of sweat rolling down her face and there is probably the quintessential gown and stirrups you see in the movies. In truth that is quite a generalised image of giving birth but it is what we are fed through the media. 
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What is Pupps? Signs, Symptoms & Treatment pregnancy rash
What is Pupps? Signs, Symptoms and Treatments Explained
PUPPS (Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy) is an itchy, bumpy rash that starts in the stretch marks of the abdomen in the last trimester of pregnancy. It is also called Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP) and in the UK, it is known as Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy (PEP).
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packing your hospital bag,
What Do I Need To Pack In My Hospital Bag
I'm a sucker for lists and with four kids running wild it really helps me stay organised and keep some sort of routine. When it came to making my maternity hospital bag it was no different. I had each of my hospital bags packed to perfection. And thankfully hospitals don't impose restrictions on baggage so you don't need to worry about room.
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rotunda breastfeeding rates
Rotunda Hospital Celebrating Increase In Breastfeeding Initiation Rates
The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin is celebrating a welcomed increase in breastfeeding initiation rates. New figures reveal for 2017 that the rate of new mothers breastfeeding following delivery at the hospital was the highest so far this century, with 73% initiating breastfeeding. 
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pregnancy with a child
Making Your First Born Feel Special When The New Baby Comes Along
Finding out that you are expecting baby number two is a truly joyful occasion. This is familiar territory and while it still feels daunting there is a certain element of confidence because you have done this before.
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