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Vote for Contented Calf in the Loved By Parents Awards 2014

We are thrilled to announce that The Contented Calf Cookbook has been short-listed for Best Product For Breastfeeding AND Best Innovative Gift Under £50 in the Loved By Parents Awards 2014. Hundreds and hundreds of products were entered into this years awards from all over the world. Products were tested… read more


Contented Calf Media Coverage: June 2014

Please check out our June 2014 Contented Calf media coverage: June 2014 : Women’s Fitness : Easy as A, B, C New mum? The Contented Calf Cookbook is packed with recipe ideas for breastfeeding mums that help to heathily promote milk production and boost energy. The tasty meals can also be frozen –… read more


Mums Love The Contented Calf Cookbook (Mumpreneur UK & Babyworld.co.uk Awards)

Ever since we first launched The Contented Calf Cookbook at the end of 2011, people have loved it, especially mums – which is good, as that’s who it’s for! And it seems that the more people who know about the more, the more praise it gets. The M:UK Product Awards… read more


Contented Calf Media Coverage: May 2014

Please check out our May 2014 Contented Calf media coverage: May 2014 : Baby & Me : At your fingertips It’s now easier than ever to cook-up an array of deliciously nutritious dishes for nursing mothers. The award-winning Contented Calf Cookbook now comes as an e-book, so all the nourishing recipes… read more


My ‘Mummy Health’: Time Out

Time out. Two words that strike not fear as such, but complete frustration into the heart of my 4YO. (It’s still very much a fun game for 2YO, so not as effective.) Time out for 4YO is one of the worst things that can happen to her – she is… read more


Top 10 lactogenic foods: Apricots – helping with a low milk supply

As well as tasting great, apricots are the friend of breastfeeding mums. They are one of our top ten lactogenic foods and can aid with a low milk supply, so let’s find out a bit more about them. Usually referring to the species Prunus armeniaca, an apricot is a small,… read more


Contented Calf Media Coverage: April 2014

Please check out our April 2014 Contented Calf media coverage: April 2014 : Absolutely Richmond: The Contented Calf – Mother’s Milk Richmond mum Elena Cimelli has released her award-winning recipe book for nursing mothers, The Contented Calf Cookbook, as a digital cookbook along with a new, smaller selection of recipes in a… read more


Breastfeeding, Low Milk Supply & Formula Feeding: ‘Spotty Baby’ Guest Post

Our breastfeeding formula There are a number of themes that tend to reoccur on this blog and on our Facebook pages: health, nutrition, breastfeeding (naturally), how what we eat can affect our health, and how formula is not the devil. These are all things I feel passionate about. So that’s… read more


Contented Calf Media Coverage: March 2014

Please check out our March 2014 Contented Calf media coverage: March 2014 : TIPS Unlimited: The Contented Calf – Nourishing recipes for breastfeeding mums As a passionate supporter of all things breastfeeding, I was intrigued to find out more about this innovative cookbook. Aimed at breastfeeding mothers this book is not only… read more


Going for Gold…. and we got it! (Mumpreneur UK Gold Website Award)

As you are no doubt aware, we recently re-vamped our website. The aim was to keep the same friendly feel, but to make it even easier to navigate. Hopefully you love it as much as we do. Mumpreneur UK certainly does. We are super excited that the Contented Calf website… read more


Low Milk Supply – Top 10 Lactogenic Foods: Almonds

Look up the definition of ‘almond’ and you will get something along the lines of the dictionary.com reference: A small widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Prunus amygdalus, that is native to W Asia and has pink flowers and a green fruit containing an edible nut-like seed. The oval-shaped nut-like edible seed of this plant, which has a yellowish-brown shell [i]. General Health & Nutrition Along with helping us with low milk supply, here are the many reasons why we at Contented Calf love them. One serving of almonds (28… read more


International Day of Happiness: Thank you for the days

Today is International Day of Happiness. This is well-timed for me, as I’ve recently been reflecting on happiness and positivity. I’ve always been a positive person. I tend to be of the belief that we only have one life, so we might as well make the most of it, and… read more


Parents Evening? And I’m the parent. Really…??

Last week was parents evening at 4YO’s school. Naturally it fell (yet again) on a week when hubby was away and couldn’t make it. Luckily my wonderful friend, neighbour and fellow reception-parent had a later appointment than me, so offered to look after (and feed – thank you lots!) 4YO… read more


Nursing in Public – A Satire: Guest Post from OrganaMama, Christina More

As regulars of this blog will know from Contented Calf you will get no pressure, no judgement – just support of your choice when it comes to breastfeeding, or in fact not breastfeeding. This is something I feel passionately about and why I strongly support the #ISupportYou movement (read more… read more


Contented Calf Media Coverage: February 2014

Please check out our February 2014 Contented Calf media coverage: 19th February 2014 : Worcester News family page : Eat well for you and baby, it’s a mum’s best friend WHEN thinking about breastfeeding, new mums often focus on their baby’s nutrition and forget they also need to be taking care of themselves too. Getting… read more


2014: New year, new routine

For most people the new year starts on the 1st January. For me it’s normally March (see 2011 post Happy New Year!!). But this year, I’m upping my game bringing it forward: 1st February 2014 will officially start New Year in the Contented Calf house. There are a number of… read more


Twickenham ten years on: making new friends

The start of a new year is always a time for reflection isn’t it? And over this Christmas and New Year period I got to thinking. We have lived in our house ten years this summer, and in Twickenham ten years October just gone. That’s a long time!! And I… read more


Going Back to My Roots: Blonde Ambition

I’m a blonde. Well, ish. When I was very young I was a natural blonde. Then as my hair began to darken, along came my discovery of Sun-In. (Come on, admit it – we’ve all been there! That chemically smelly not really being masked by ‘lemon’ fragrance….) And this became… read more


Read all about it!! (Richmond & Twickenham Times and Achieve Magazine)

Autumn/Winter Issue – Achieve Magazine: in the ‘Feeding Time’ section (p. 37) Having stock piled the freezer with food ahead of the birth (of her first daughter) Elena consequently discovered that some foods have lactogenic properties which were reputed to help build up milk production.   Tuesday 13th August 2013… read more


Five Fat Facts

I’ve always been a firm believer in: eating fat does not make you fat. Well, I had a little wobble when I started uni. However, in general I’ve been a full fat milk, butter and cheese kind of a gal. Originally, without any real evidence to back up my belief,… read more

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