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Breastfeeding Tips & Advice

Here is the most important information on storing pumped breastmilk correctly. Use sterilised equipment whilst pumping and to store your milk in. I would recommend milk storage bags as they are space-saving and you can label them and use them…
A lot of mamas start pumping for many reasons, sometimes even just to see how much they would produce and are in shock when there is not much coming out.  Here are a few facts to ease your mind: If…
Let’s face it, newborn feeding patterns are madness. Records on how long a baby can feed are broken on a daily basis and a day may seem like an eternity of nursing. This stage doesn’t last forever, and to help…
There may be occasions where you need to bottle feed your breastfed baby. So here are a few tips on how to make the experience as stress-free as possible for you and your baby: Buy a bottle that has similar…
“Baby is only suckling for comfort”, “that’s not good”, “take baby off so you are not the only one to sooth baby”, “you are a human pacifier”, “you will be stuck with this forever, “it is a terrible habit’: “use…
First and foremost, you don’t have to pump if you are exclusively breastfeeding your baby on demand. Pumping can be a great tool to build a stash and to boost supply. Here are some helpful tips: Basic rule – milk…
Breastfeeding a baby whenever they are ready for some milk makes for great milk supply and a happy baby. Here are the most important feeding cues to look out for: Subtle feeding cues: eye movement, eyelids fluttering (if baby is…
When my second daughter was born, she crawled to my breast and didn’t leave it for approximately three months straight. My husband sometimes only got to see the back of her head. She broke all records on how long a…
Let’s address the most common breastfeeding myths and set the record straight.  After all, there’s so much conflicting information and advice out there, and parenting is complicated enough without the added challenges of incorrect advice. “Baby is feeding all the…
Breastfeeding is often referred to as the 4th trimester. And rightly so, it should receive at least the same amount of information and detail as any other developmental changes during your first three trimesters. During this 4th trimester, big changes…
Baby’s position will make all the difference to a good latch. Once you have mastered the skill of breastfeeding, and latching on becomes natural, you may experiment with lots of different positions to nurse in. But in the early days,…
Engorgement is caused by an oversupply of milk and fluid, making your breast very large, full and swollen. This leads to baby having a difficult time latching on. Here are my tips for dealing with engorgement: Nurse as often as…
If your baby is gaining weight and has plenty of wet nappies you DO have a great milk supply. The following do NOT indicate a low milk supply: Baby nurses frequently. Baby is suddenly feeding more frequently, sometimes during evening…
As a multiple mum you probably had a hospital birth and that is the best place to learn how to feed your babies. It is possible to breastfeed multiples and staff will show you some positions that might work for…
Today marks the beginning of an exciting journey. Breastfeeding is an amazing choice, not only for your child but for yourself. It is a task to master but right now just enjoy this little bundle of joy that you have…
Reflux is when a weak, immature valve at the top of the stomach allows the feed along with gastric acid to come back up causing symptoms that include heartburn and vomiting. Constant reflux leads to inflammation of the food pipe…
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