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Our Experts: Maria Betsworth

The first six months of your baby’s life are some of the most crucial for growth. So whether you’re breastfeeding, bottle feeding or doing a combination of both, we have all the advice you need from our resident expert to help give your baby the very best start.

Maria Betsworth, CLC, is a London-based German mum of two little girls (4 and 2.5 years). She runs a community helping mums get together to motivate, educate and support each other through their breastfeeding, pumping and bottle feeding journey.

Maria is a qualified Antenatal teacher, birth educator, doula, and certified breastfeeding specialist. She has a BSC in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, specialising in antenatal and postnatal care.

Visit Maria’s @milkmakingmama community on Instagram for even more advice and support.

Maria Betworth Breast and Bottle Feeding Expert


Breastmilk storage

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 … Continued

Finding a pumping routine

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 … Continued

Breastfeeding cues

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 … Continued


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 … Continued

Comfort feeding

Actually, allowing your baby to comfort suckle is very good and the best thing you can do! Here are reasons why:

Getting the perfect latch

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 … Continued