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Setting The Foundations For Weaning - The Mamamade Podcast Episode 1, with Rosie Stockley

We are so excited about the launch of our first episode! After months of planning, brainstorming, recording, and editing, The Mamamade Podcast is finally here! A support system for modern-day parents all over the world, Mamamade really is here to share the load 💜

We understand that not everyone has the time to read our Mamamade Weaning Guide, so we decided to turn it into a podcast instead. A chatty community of amazing parents and experts with you at every stage. Even when you're multitasking with day-to-day parenting, all you have to do is press play.

Introducing our first guest host, Rosie Stockley, AKA Mamawell! 

Setting The Foundations For Weaning - The Mamamade Podcast Episode 1, with Rosie Stockwell

We couldn't have had a better way to launch than this fantastic episode with none other than Rosie Stockley, aka @mamawelluk, on Instagram! She's a mum of two lovely girls, both under the age of 10. She's your go-to person for all things fitness, motherhood wellbeing, and training no matter what the stage, whether you are trying, pregnant or postpartum. She's set out to empower, encourage, and support women during, after and beyond motherhood's big mental and physical changes. Not to mention her aligned credentials from YMCA - L3 Ante & Post Natal Training and National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF), making her the perfect guest speaker. You can even find on-demand video workouts of Rosie on her website to stay strong and energised at home in your own time 🙌🏼

We at Mamamade have loved working with Rosie over on our Instagram. If you haven't already, check out our Instagram live together! Her passion for mental health, her calming presence and her reassuring nature were definitely some of the reasons we had to get Rosie on The Mamamade Podcast. She's a mum that's been there and done it all when it comes to weaning.

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Setting the foundations for weaning - your commonly asked questions answered.

In this episode, we're starting from scratch to help modern-day parents feel reassured and understood about common questions that you might be a little too nervous to ask. How do I start weaning? How do you know when to start weaning? What do I need to start weaning? What foods do I introduce to my baby? What is weaning actually like for both the baby and the parent? And so much more!

Sophie and Rosie talk about how daunting weaning can be as a parent! Our number one role is to keep our kids fed, and it's something that we're all guilty of obsessing about as a milestone. We all want to paint the perfect mealtime picture, but in reality, mealtimes aren't always perfect and smooth sailing! This is why we're here to break the perfect parenting ideals and talk about what weaning is actually like. The truth is that we're all just trying our best. If this sounds a little familiar to you, then make sure you tune in.

A snippet from the episode

During this episode, both Sophie and Rosie share their weaning experiences, obstacles and parenting takeaways. I personally loved when Rosie referred to weaning as an expectation vs reality situation. "It's the feeling of having a fresh start, like a clean plate with our little ones introducing them to this world of food. And at the same time, I also feel that everyone's got their own opinion, so many different options! You can't help but think, 'what should I be doing?'. It can all be very overwhelming, and sometimes I feel like there is so much pressure on mums - the feeding, the sleep and everything in between”.

The Mamamade Podcast - Am I Doing This Right? - episode 1. Click to listen now

I want to say a huge thank you to Rosie Stockley for joining us and giving us the pleasure of chatting through everyday parenting ups and downs.

If you are starting on your weaning journey and want some great insight along with a few top tips and tricks, be sure to listen in on the first episode of The Mamamade Podcast. We've got so many more binge-worthy episodes lined up for you, and we can't wait to hear your response, so please be sure to like, subscribe, share and leave a review! You can find us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

I'd love to hear from you, so please comment below to share your thoughts, parenting experiences, and recommendations! How was your weaning journey? And how did you learn to trust your gut as a parent? I'm all ears, and at the end of the day, we're all just parents trying to wing it.

So as Sophie says in the episode, "Every baby is different, and there is no way to know if you're doing it right; you just have to learn to trust your gut".

Love,

Himanshi + Team Mamamade x

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