Breastfeeding

Most common questions asked about expressing and breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be one of the most rewarding experiences of new motherhood, but it can also be difficult. Unless you’ve experienced breastfeeding, you might think it’s going to be all smooth sailing, but that’s not...

Is my Baby Getting Enough Milk?

One of the biggest concerns that new mothers have is wondering "is my baby getting enough milk?". This concern seems to be the most common reason for mothers starting formula supplementation, and also for early weaning...

Breast Milk – How to Increase it and What Affects Supply

Breast feeding is a fraught topic and most people will have an opinion on it. It can be very emotionally charged, and many mothers worry about their milk supply and whether they have enough breast milk to feed their baby. ...

Mixed Feeding – Strategies to Combine Breastfeeding with Formula Feeding

There are many reasons to want to combine breastfeeding with formula feeding. What ever choice you make. it will be the right one for you and your baby. Some women worry that introducing formula will interfere with...

Mastitis – What Is It & How To Deal With It

Mastitis is the inflammation (and sometimes infection) caused by a blocked milk duct. When the breast isn't emptied completely the ducts can get blocked. Breastfeeding mothers are most at risk of mastitis in the second or...

Breastfeeding Diet Guidelines

Breastmilk is the best choice for babies because it provides all the nutrients in the right quantities to allow them to grow and develop normally.  In addition, breastfeeding allows wonderful opportunities for bonding as...

Nipple Shields

Breastfeeding through breast and nipple problems Problems with your breasts or nipples should not prevent you from breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a very special experience for both mother and baby. However, some women do...

When to Introduce Dream Feeds

It’s the feed you offer your baby, while they sleep! Yes, we are saying you can pick your sleeping baby up, and offer milk. Most babies just suck away happily and snuggle back to sleep. Why To ensure they have a ...

How To Collect And Store Breast Milk

When storing breast milk for home use, make sure that your hands are clean before expressing (pumping). Use 2 to 3 bottles that have been washed, rinsed well and sterilised. It should have a cap that fits snugly, such as...

Whether or not to breastfeed?

One of the first decisions that you will make about your baby is whether or not to breastfeed. Certainly, every healthcare professional will tell you that breastmilk is the healthiest baby milk out there and that...

What Is Breast Milk?

The best way of feeding your baby is to give your natural breast milk. This is an easy and inexpensive way for you to take care of, bond and feed your baby. Milk from the breast contains a balance of nutrients that...

Breast Pumps

Expressing breast milk can be done by hand, with a manual breast pump or an electric breast pump. A mother may express breast milk for several reasons, and there are a number of methods and products that ensure that the...

Naturally increase your breastmilk supply

If you’re breastfeeding but feel you aren’t producing enough milk to keep your baby full and happy, the good news is there are many natural ways to provide your body with what it needs to increase breastmilk production. ...

Common Breastfeeding Problems and how to cope

Breastfeeding can be one of the most rewarding experiences of new motherhood, but it can also be difficult. Unless you’ve experienced breastfeeding, you might think it’s going to be all smooth sailing, but that’s not...

Weaning your Baby

There comes a time in every baby’s life when it’s time to start on solid food and start to reduce breastmilk feeds. This is weaning and it’s going to be different for every baby, but this article can give you some...

Baby Feeding

As your due date approaches, the prospect of meeting your unborn baby can be both exhilarating and terrifying. You know you’re about to meet the love of your life, but you also know you’re facing a whole new world of...

Breastfeeding and Alcohol – Advice and Guidelines

Many studies have been carried out on pregnant women who consume alcohol, and it has been conclusively shown that alcohol is very detrimental to the unborn baby. However, the risks associated with drinking alcohol whilst...

Biting the Breast that Feeds You

If you nurse for any length of time, sooner or later, you're going to get bitten. Biting occurs for many reasons. Learning why a baby bites and learning to recognise when a baby is likely to bite can save a nursing mother...

Herbal Teas for Nursing

If you are a lactating mother, and you have not yet been introduced to herbal teas for nursing, then tune in and get inspired! Even if you have been using herbal teas already to support you in motherhood, it's always...

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