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Anna Skrine, Case Study – Jacob aged 8 months

Anna Skrine Case Study Only Natural

Anna Skrine who offers food sensitivity tests from Only Natural every Tuesday shares with us a case study which shows how making the right changes to what you put into your body everyday can have such a huge positive reaction!

Jacob Age 8 Months

If you are unable to breast-feed, it is so important to find a milk formula that suits your baby – and don’t give up until you do!

Jacob was suffering from almost constant vomiting and diarrhoea, and every nappy change his clothes had to be changed as well. He often seemed to get hives, particularly after certain meals, and subsequently was awake and crying all night. He would then be like a demon the next day! He woke on and off through the night even on the better nights. His nose was either very runny or completely blocked, and he couldn’t breathe through it. He had always had reflux, and so Jacob’s mother had been asked by his doctor to add Gaviscon to all his bottles (a medicine used to relieve heartburn). He had already had 3 antibiotics for ear infections.

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Breast is Best!

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Who could deny that the best start in life for any child is the food that nature intended, mother’s milk? Not only is baby optimally nourished but their immune system also gets the kick start it needs from sharing mother’s probiotic organisms as well as which the physical and emotional mother/baby bond has every chance to flourish from day one to the benefit of both.
However it’s easy for a new mother to be overwhelmed by the birthing process, breastfeeding itself, which doesn’t always run smoothly, and all the big changes that happen at this time.
So we thought it would be good to run our next coffee morning around this topic. This is your chance to come in for a chat with other mothers who’ve learned from the experience (these include Chloé, Kim and Michelle on our own staff who’ll be happy to talk to you anytime they’re on the floor) as well as Nuria and Stephanie Murray, both very experienced Midwives and Lactation Consultants from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 7th October.

Hints and Tips

In advance of the day here are some hints and tips that we’ve put together to help to make the whole experience flow (pun intended).

-Weather and climate permitting, topless sunbathing before and after birth is a great way to help to toughen nipples especially if thrush is a problem.
-Feed on demand, follow your baby’s cues. Don’t wait ’til their hand is in their mouth, you want to feed them when they’re calm to establish a good latch. It is especially very important to feed them often during the first few weeks after birth to establish a good milk supply.

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Ger’s April Update

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So what’s happening in Only Natural this month??

Do you really want to lessen your environmental impact?

We posted on Facebook a while ago about a visit to Dublin by Bea Johnson whose passion is to encourage exactly that, minimum use of packaging and better awareness of individual contribution to global waste. The meeting was thronged and among the throng was our own Ruth. Ruth is already passionate about these issues and even more so now after hearing this inspirational woman speak. She’s also sparked us to think of ways in which we, as a business, can promote a greater awareness and practical solutions in Wexford so watch out for updates. Here’s Ruth’s resume of the talk.

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