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Lianne Carolan

Baby Sleep Consultant, The Gentle Mama Answers Your Sleep Q's - Part 1

The lovely Hayley from @thegentlemama joined us live on instagram recently, to answer your sleep questions, chat about what is normal biological baby sleep, and give some really useful tips to help with nap tranfers, naps gaps, and surviving being nap trapped.

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Lianne Carolan

Babywearing & Breastfeeding Tips With Bon + Bear

As part of us celebrating World Breastfeeding Week at Sienna Apparel, we have teamed up with MJ, the lovely founder of Bon + Bear, to talk all things babywearing and breastfeeding. MJ, mother to one, created Bon + Bear to help mamas feel supported wherever (and however she chooses to nurse), because she believes comforting your baby shouldn’t with the compromise of losing your confidence!       The idea for the popular ‘Maine Wrap’ came when MJ was going through a particularly tough point on her breastfeeding journey, and she thought “no more tears, I need to help other mamas so that...

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Lianne Carolan

4 Things to Remember When Breastfeeding Post Lockdown

  Are you feeling anxious about breastfeeding in public post lockdown?   Maybe you went into lockdown feeding a baby, and have come out of it feeding a toddler, and now it feels way different? Or maybe you gave birth during lockdown and haven’t fed in front of anyone yet, and now you’re feeling panic!       It’s totally normal to feel anxieties around breastfeeding in public or around friends and family even. In fact, studies show* that approx. 80% of women stop breastfeeding before they want to, and often those women stated a fear of breastfeeding around others as one of the...

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Lianne Carolan

14 Breastfeeding Tips From a Lactation Consultant

"When it comes to supply issues, sometimes women have perceived low supply, and sometimes it’s real low supply, especially if breastfeeding has got off to a tricky start, it can have an effect on your supply later on, so it is something that lots of women do have to  contend with"

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