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Tips for mothers

In need of a bit of advice? It’s on hand here...

By Catherine Harper
2 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
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Breastfeeding basics 

Rent a pump

If you don’t want to shell out for an expensive breast pump, Healthbay now has a Breast Pump Station at its clinics in Mirdif and on Al Wasl Road where you can hire a range of Medela and Ameda hospital-grade pumps at reasonable prices. Midwives and lactation consultants are also on hand for expert advice and tips on pumping. 04 252 4511/ 04 348 7140.

Milk and cookies

Struggling to maintain milk supply, or just want to make sure you’re producing enough? Try a delivery from Dubai-based bakers

Couture C4. Featuring a host of galactagogues (ingredients known to boost and support milk production), they’re the only home-made range of cookies and brownies in the UAE specially designed for lactating mums. Right now, there’s a special offer for Aquarius readers too. www.facebook.com/couturec4, 050 917 1977.

Support me

Nursing mums will agree that a properly fitted nursing bra is key to a successful nursing relationship. Make sure yours is as good as it can be with a fitting at Blush and Bloom, a Dubai-based online boutique that offers maternity bra-fitting sessions in the privacy of its studio in Arabian Ranches. www.blushandbloom.com.

Now you see me

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Baby vision

Try the new infant vision screening checks at Healthcare City facility My Pedia Clinic. Boasting the latest technology, the screening involves a quick, non-invasive computerised procedure and results are available instantly. 04 430 5926.

Bump bliss

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Lap of luxury

The Cocoon massage (Dh500) at the upmarket Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, is a 60-minute treatment that uses a hot cloth soaked in Himalayan herbs to massage into pressure points, relieving pregnancy-related stress and tension and enhancing well-being. 04 453 0456.

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Ladies only

The 90-minute Maternity Hammam (Dh360) – suitable from the sixth month of pregnancy – at the Dubai Ladies Club offers three options, while the Instant Leg Relief Wrap (Dh260) includes exfoliation followed by a relaxing massage and cooling wrap. Suitable from the fourth month, the Maternity Tonic Wrap (Dh450) alleviates dry skin and stretch marks. 04 349 9922.

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Home sweet home

If you just can’t drag yourself to a spa, relax at home and let the professionals bring the spa experience to you. Dubai-based Home Spa has a therapist trained in pre-natal massage techniques who will bring a special table to carry out a pregnancy massage (Dh400) that focuses on relieving the stress caused by the physical and psychological changes of pregnancy. 04 452 0001.

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper