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Caring for postpartum hair: my favourite oils

 In the months following birth many women experience “postpartum” shedding. This is simply excessive shedding. You may have noticed lots of hair failing out particularly around the temple area. The reason for this is that while you were pregnant your body...

Broccoli and tomato recipe: KIR 2019 demo

This recipe is a great way to add flavour to steamed broccoli. This recipe basically gets you to steam the broccoli in the juice created by the tomatoes. You will need: 1 pack/punnet of cherry tomatoes 2 heads of broccoli chopped 1 onion (I use red) 2 cloves of garlic...

What a partner can do to help a new mother

 Practical help One thing that my husband is good at is being a helper. He’s happy for me to breastfeed because quite frankly he gets the best sleep or at least the better part of sleep. During the day this means, he mostly does chores, even when he returns to...

Fear, Faith, Pregnancy and Early Motherhood

When it comes to being pregnant people can experience to some lesser or greater degree fear or worry. This blog is not intended for those suffering with mental health issues but those experiencing a little bit of worry.  I will aim to cover that topic  another day....

Black Breastfeeding Week:

A personal journey and reflection Black breastfeeding week is here and I am glad there is a time and space dedicated to naming the topic of what I consider an integral part of maternal and infant wellbeing. Many people say that black women have the highest initiation...

Black Breastfeeding Week debuts in the UK

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Breastfeeding Series: Can I forget? (Poem)

Can I forget those tiny hands that stroked me lovingly, As you entered in this cruel cold world but loved me tenderly Your innocence and commanding coo, your tiny baby welps, Captured my heart, captured my soul in ways no words can tell I’m sorry I never realised how...

What is disease? How can I heal?

What is disease? Disease is an effort of nature to finally free the system from a harmful environment, that has occurred as a result of abuse or neglect of health principles. Sounds a bit wordy? Let me break it down. You were sick long before you were sick. You see...

Nutrition and Food: Tamarind benefits

Benefits of Tamarind Tamarind can be found not only in Asian and middle Eastern countries but is a popular fruit in the West Indies. It is a sweet and sometimes very sour fruit that has a texture similar to the inside of the date. In my childhood I remember getting a...

Recipe: Jewelled Broccoli

Ingredients One head Broccoli 1 Pomegranate Toasted pumpkin seeds Toasted sunflower seeds 2 heaped Tbs Coconut oil 2 Ts curry powder 1/2- 1 squeezed lemon juice (depends on your tolerance for zing) 1-1/2 Tbs honey Method On a low heat(150 degrees) toast a small...