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Understanding Postnatal Depression

Postnatal depression (PND), also known as postpartum depression (or sometimes perinatal depression), is a type of mood disorder that can affect both mothers and fathers after the birth of a child. It’s a complex mix of physical, emotional, and behavioural changes that happen in some women and parents after giving birth. read more 

Job Vacancies

Below are details of our current vacancies   Project Worker We are looking for a passionate, dedicated person to help continue our services in North Devon, running under 5's infant feeding support (Nourished) drop-ins as well as baby massage and play sessions....

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Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Here is a guest blog about returning to work after maternity leave has ended from Abby Kennedy-Brown. Abby is a wife and mum of 2 children, a 4 year old girl and a 5 month old boy. She works for the NHS and volunteers for Early Nourishment as a Social Media...

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Good Breastfeeding Support

What does good support look like? When looking for good breastfeeding support, you may be confused. There are endless websites and companies claiming to offer advice or support. Furthermore, the titles in breastfeeding and infant...

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Breastfeeding Brunch Barnstaple

National Breastfeeding Week 2021 The 21st-27th of June was Breastfeeding Celebration Week as a part of Breastfeeding Awareness month. Early Nourishment is here to support all parents no matter how they choose to feed their babies. So we couldn't miss an opportunity to...

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When Words Work (as a new parent)

It’s no secret - parenting is hard! Whether you’re a brand new parent trying to cope with the struggles of a whole new world of sleep deprivation, sore nipples and trying to understand the needs of this tiny dependent being that doesn't yet speak your language, or an...

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Benefits of Nature for Children

Many of us may remember spending a huge amount of time outdoors as children. The freedom to play and explore nature in all of it's glory. Most of my childhood memories revolve around my garden or the surrounding countryside.  Children thrive outdoors. Spending...

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Understanding the 4th trimester

Understanding the 4th trimester is a new free 4 week course facilitated by Hannah Ashford. What is the 4th trimester? Pregnancy is divided into three trimesters, each lasting approximately three months. The 4th trimester refers to the first three months of your new...

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The mental load

The mental load is a term many use to describe the project management of household and childcare tasks. Emma, a French comic artist, describes the mental load in some detail here. It is often the unseen tasks that women tend to do that others may not notice. The...

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