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Close to the Heart

Welcome to our blog, a fun and open space where we share tips and practical info to help you on your maternity and pregnancy journey.

We're fan-girling over these celebrity breastfeeding pics!

We're fan-girling over these celebrity breastfeeding pics!

We are totally in love with these celebrity breastfeeding pics - and of course we love checking out their breastfeeding fashion too!  The image of breastfeeding has changed so much... Read More
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The story behind Close to the Heart

Maintaining sense of self is key as a mum. That's the philosophy behind NZ based breastfeeding clothing label Close to the Heart. Co-founder Michele Lithgow talks about what inspired her, Jacqui and Alex to start the business. 

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Breastfeeding dresses and breastfeeding tops for wearing to work

Many women choose to return to work before their little ones have weaned from breastfeeding. There's no right or wrong way to do it - everyone is different and it's about choosing what is right for you and your family. In this blog Close to the Heart co-founder Jacqui Gage-Brown shares her tips for breastfeeding at work. 

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Summertime clothes for breastfeeding mamas

Breastfeeding in summer can be hot work - but finding summertime clothes for breastfeeding mamas doesn't have to be a challenge! In this blog Close to the Heart co-founder Jacqui Gage-Brown shares her thoughts on summer outfits for nursing mums. 

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Breastfeeding clothing and returning to work (it is possible)

Returning to work can be difficult. And if you are still a breastfeeding mum, this can create added pressure. Where to express? Do you pop out during the day or have baby brought to you to feed them? How do you dress for work and wear breastfeeding clothing? Close to the Heart co-founder Jacqui shares her experience with us.
Getting Back Into Exercise While Breastfeeding

Getting Back Into Exercise While Breastfeeding

As they write this blog, personal trainers Renee Norman and Jenna Smith are nearing the third trimesters of their pregnancies. The lovely ladies of Real Health NZ share their tips for getting back into exercise while breastfeeding.
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6 Tips to Keep Active During Pregnancy

Staying active while you are growing a small human isn't always easy, especially if you are dealing with morning sickness or tiredness. Personal trainers Renee and Jen from Real Health NZ share their tips for staying active during pregnancy.
Easy ways to dress for breastfeeding

Easy ways to dress for breastfeeding

Finding the right breastfeeding clothes can be tricky! We share our top tips for making your wardrobe breastfeeding friendly, without breaking the bank.