Vitamin D in Winter, Why is it Important for You and your Baby

It is essential for baby's development but how do you know if you are getting enough and where can you get it? Read on...

The decision to take a vitamin D supplement will first depend on how much exposure you have to the sun, since it is the sun’s ultraviolet rays that activate this vitamin through your skin. Not only is vitamin D important in preventing osteoporosis, it is believed to play a role in preventing certain chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Vitamin D is particularly important during pregnant allowing the baby to be born with a healthy reserve of this nutrient since breast milk contains very little.

A pregnant woman needs at least 600 IU of vitamin D per day. Fish and enriched products (such as milk) are among the best sources for this nutrient. Prenatal vitamins contain, on average 200 to 400 IU of vitamin D, which is often combined with calcium. To be sure that you are reaching your daily requirements, add foods which are rich in vitamin D or consult a dietician, nutritionist, physician or pharmacist to determine if your prenatal vitamin is sufficient or if you need a combination supplement or only a vitamin D supplement.  Here are a few food suggestions rich in Vitamin D: Salmon, Egg Yoke Cooked, Homogenized Milk, Enriched Goats Milk, Soy or Rice Beverage enriched with Vit D, Plain Yogurt enriched with Vit D, Mushrooms Cooked or Orange Juice enriched with Vit D. There are many more but that was just for a quick list.

If you are an expecting mum, are you getting enough Vitamin D in your diet this winter?

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Build your confidence with Goose Bumps Clothing

The Breastfeeding Association has got the right information to help you along.  Read this great article by Simone, a breastfeeding councellor:-

I was so rapt to read Miranda Kerr’s thoughts on encouraging women not to give up breastfeeding because of the ‘stigma’ of feeding in public. Her observation that ‘there are more breasts being shown on a daily basis around the world in low-cut dresses than there are from breastfeeding’ is spot-on. Breasts aresexualised in our society, which is why many non-breastfeeders can’t separate their feelings about seeing boobs on display for the reason they were made, to feed babies.

In my role as a breastfeeding counsellor, I sometimes speak to pregnant women, who tell me that they are nervous about breastfeeding in public because they can’t imagine baring their breasts to anyone who may be walking past. Their main worries seem to be that men will stare at them in a sexual way or they will get disapproving looks or comments. But once those women become mums, thinking about who is around them when their baby is hungry for a feed is usually the last thing on their minds as they are so focused on meeting their baby’s needs. Having said that, when you are a breastfeeding newbie and there is a bit of extra fiddling going on to get bubs on, I can see how it might be embarrassing to have your boob out for what seems like ages. Once you get the hang of it and you can attach your baby in one clean movement, you’ll find that baby’s head covers your nipple, tops can be adjusted to cover the rest of the breast. Passers-by probably just think you’re holding your baby rather than feeding him.

Having breastfed three children for a total of 5 years, I have fed in cafés, restaurants, schools, shopping centres, parks, waiting rooms, hairdressing salons — the list goes on. I guess I don’t like to miss out on the action and, as I find those parents rooms in malls rather boring and a bit stinky, I’d rather sit and people-watch while I feed. Maybe I haven’t been paying attention, but I have never actually noticed a man staring at me (if anything, they usually turn away), and the only looks I get from other women are smiles that tell me, ‘Aww, how cute is that baby? I remember doing that!’

I was so rapt to read Miranda Kerr’s thoughts on encouraging women not to give up breastfeeding because of the ‘stigma’ of feeding in public. Her observation that ‘there are more breasts being shown on a daily basis around the world in low-cut dresses than there are from breastfeeding’ is spot-on. Breasts aresexualised in our society, which is why many non-breastfeeders can’t separate their feelings about seeing boobs on display for the reason they were made, to feed babies.

In my role as a breastfeeding counsellor, I sometimes speak to pregnant women, who tell me that they are nervous about breastfeeding in public because they can’t imagine baring their breasts to anyone who may be walking past. Their main worries seem to be that men will stare at them in a sexual way or they will get disapproving looks or comments. But once those women become mums, thinking about who is around them when their baby is hungry for a feed is usually the last thing on their minds as they are so focused on meeting their baby’s needs. Having said that, when you are a breastfeeding newbie and there is a bit of extra fiddling going on to get bubs on, I can see how it might be embarrassing to have your boob out for what seems like ages. Once you get the hang of it and you can attach your baby in one clean movement, you’ll find that baby’s head covers your nipple, tops can be adjusted to cover the rest of the breast. Passers-by probably just think you’re holding your baby rather than feeding him.

Having breastfed three children for a total of 5 years, I have fed in cafés, restaurants, schools, shopping centres, parks, waiting rooms, hairdressing salons — the list goes on. I guess I don’t like to miss out on the action and, as I find those parents rooms in malls rather boring and a bit stinky, I’d rather sit and people-watch while I feed. Maybe I haven’t been paying attention, but I have never actually noticed a man staring at me (if anything, they usually turn away), and the only looks I get from other women are smiles that tell me, ‘Aww, how cute is that baby? I remember doing that!’

Luckily in Australia (and many other countries around the world), women are protected by anti-discrimination laws and don’t have to hide away whenever their baby wants a feed, nor are they allowed to be denied a service because they have to breastfeed. Wearing clothes that are easy and discreet to breastfeed in will also give mums more confidence to feed while they are out. I’ve found wearing multiple layers works a treat — tops that can be unbuttoned with a stretchy singlet underneath, or one of those breastfeeding singlets with flip-down clasps worn with an open cardie or bolero, with the extra bonus of protecting your mummy tummy from chills and muffin-top spills.

You will also find our Goose Bumps Clothing Range great value at the moment.  We are moving a lot of our stock out to make room for our new Belice Range.  Keep you eye peeled on our website, you will be inspired by our new unique range.

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January 03, 2019 — Tracy Verboom
Louise Richards Gorgeous Daughter Looking Stunning in Stina Dress

Louise Richards Gorgeous Daughter Looking Stunning in Stina Dress

Louise Richards bought this Goosebumps Clothing dress for her gorgeous daughter. She looks stunning in our Stina Dress. Flower sash at waist and delicate lace top to bottom gives the Stina Dress a touch of elegance. Thanks for sharing Louise, we are so pleased you loved this dress.

Our Stina Dress has been perfect for many special occasions such as First Communion, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Flower Girls, Junior Bridesmaid Girls, Birthday Girls or any special occasion really.

May 21, 2018 — Tracy Verboom
A Photo Shoot to Remember. Another Very Happy Customer

A Photo Shoot to Remember. Another Very Happy Customer

Alecia needed these dresses express posted for a photo shoot. Very happy customer. Thank you so much for the gorgeous dresses, they were stunning! We had so many compliments while doing the photo shoot on the day. Will be highly recommending you and your company to everyone <3

April 15, 2018 — Tracy Verboom

Toni Talks about NINA and Goosebumps Clothing

Hi Tracy,

I can not praise your service and quality of clothing enough! My daughter had her First Holy Communion on the weekend and she looked amazing. She loved her dress and she felt so beautiful on the night. I have had many compliments on her dress and I have told them all about your amazing website and service!

Thank you once again. I have included a couple of pictures for you!

 

Many thanks,

Toni Lynch

September 06, 2017 — Tracy Verboom

Stunning Perrie Dress and Absolutely Gorgeous Stina Dress Images

The dress I got for my daughter a few weeks ago is just stunning on her here is a photo ~ Jodi

 

 

 

 

August 11, 2017 — Tracy Verboom
I Love Them!

I Love Them!

Another Happy Customer!


Hello,

So after receiving your pieces Wednesday night I could not help myself but dress my little man up before I took him to school today.  He looks adorable. Thank you so much.

 

April 11, 2017 — Tracy Verboom

Another Happy Customer

January 25, 2017 — Tracy Verboom
Beautiful in Macy, Rosey and Pearl & Lace Outfits

Beautiful in Macy, Rosey and Pearl & Lace Outfits

I was so happy with how your dresses looked on my girls at our recent family  photoshoot so I had to share some of the moments with you.  They looked  absolutely adorable!!  We had so many comments from people about how beautiful the girl's dresses looked. Thanks you so much. Regards,  Benita

 

 

 

October 28, 2016 — Tracy Verboom
A Belgian Wedding with Goosebumps Clothing's Rosey Dress

A Belgian Wedding with Goosebumps Clothing's Rosey Dress

Our wedding was a great day... our daugthers looked beautiful in their dresses! I promised a picture... a little late... but here 's one. Greatings from all of us!! ~ Annemie
October 12, 2016 — Tracy Verboom