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7 Best Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements
7 Best Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements

Eating a varied and balanced diet is the best way to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby, but despite the best intentions, it can be difficult to meet the additional nutritional needs through...

08 Nov 2021

Postpartum night sweats – What’s the deal?
Postpartum night sweats – What’s the deal?

You’re no longer pregnant, you’ve brought your new baby home, and while you know that your body needs time to recover from the birth, you might not be expecting one of the more unusual...

08 Oct 2021

What to do when you need a breastfeeding break
What to do when you need a breastfeeding break

For many mothers, breastfeeding is far from easy. It can be painful, exhausting, uncomfortable, and emotional. If you’re feeling like you just really need a break from it, that’s completely...

31 Aug 2021

Top 10 Double breast pumps for 2021
Top 10 Double breast pumps for 2021

Most breastfeeding mums will express milk at some stage. It could be to boost supply, provide relief from overproduction, for when they return to work, or sometimes it’s just nice to let...

20 Aug 2021

What new mums don’t need to justify to anyone
What new mums don’t need to justify to anyone

We often hear from first-time mums who feel deflated, confused, and angry with the advice they're being given. Even if it isn’t intentional, the people in our lives, whether that's family,...

17 Aug 2021

Does my baby have a cow’s milk protein allergy?
Does my baby have a cow’s milk protein allergy?

Around 1 in 10 children have a reaction when they drink cow’s milk or formula made from cow’s milk. This could be due an intolerance to lactose or a milk allergy. A cow’s milk protein...

13 Apr 2021

How do I know if my baby has lactose overload?
How do I know if my baby has lactose overload?

Lactose overload is commonly seen in breastfed babies who consume large amounts of milk. When a mother has an oversupply in the early weeks, a baby can take in too much milk, too fast, resulting...

08 Apr 2021

Top 10 baby bottles for 2021
Top 10 baby bottles for 2021

Finding the right bottle for your baby can be a little bit of trial and error. They come in so many different shapes, sizes, materials, and purposes. For instance, there are plastic bottles,...

15 Feb 2021

Signs your baby is having a growth spurt
Signs your baby is having a growth spurt

Just when you feel like you're finally getting the hang of a somewhat reasonable feeding rhythm, your newborn suddenly wants to mix things up and begin feeding every hour. You might have even...

15 Jun 2020

Ditch placing high expectations on yourself to be the perfect mother
Ditch placing high expectations on yourself to be the perfect mother

‘We’re all perfect parents until we become one’. Can you relate to that quote? Before you had a baby, did you tell yourself that you wouldn’t co-sleep, give your baby a dummy (or use...

30 Apr 2020

COVID-19 information for breastfeeding mums
COVID-19 information for breastfeeding mums

A mother will do whatever it takes to keep her precious baby safe and healthy, so any worries may be exacerbated in a time of crisis like this. One thing you may be concerned about is if you...

17 Apr 2020

Should you be worried about coronavirus if you’re pregnant?
Should you be worried about coronavirus if you’re pregnant?

Little is known at this stage about the impact of Coronavirus on pregnancy and the developing foetus, but stress and panic is not good for unborn babies so we’re here to answer your biggest...

11 Mar 2020

Activities to keep your toddler busy during newborn feeds
Activities to keep your toddler busy during newborn feeds

‘A toddler can do more in one unsupervised minute than most people can do all day’ Isn’t that the truth?! Are you finding breast or bottle feeding your newborn challenging when your...

30 Jan 2020

Top breast pumps for returning to work
Top breast pumps for returning to work

If you’re returning to work but wanting to continue to breastfeed your baby, you’ll need to find a breast pump that makes that transition easier. There’s an overwhelming array of pumps on...

08 Oct 2019

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 – Empowering Parents
World Breastfeeding Week 2019 – Empowering Parents

World Breastfeeding Week- why do we celebrate it? First celebrated in 1992, World Breastfeeding Week #WBW2019 is a global celebration that occurs every year from the 1st to the 7th of August...

01 Aug 2019

Breastfed Babies are less likely to become Obese in later life
Breastfed Babies are less likely to become Obese in later life

Most of us aware of the myriad benefits of breastfeeding both baby and mum, and now new research has been brought to light by Australia’s own Dr Donna Geddes of University of Western Australia,...

22 Apr 2019

How Safe are Beauty Treatments during Breastfeeding
How Safe are Beauty Treatments during Breastfeeding

Many women are aware of the myths and facts relating to beauty treatments and pregnancy, but what about breastfeeding? Most women are keen to get back to their usual routines following the...

20 Mar 2019

6 Baby Behaviours that are Perfectly Normal
6 Baby Behaviours that are Perfectly Normal

These days, new mums are bombarded with information, via the internet, books, friends, forums - the list goes on. While an abundance of resources can be helpful, it also means mixed messages,...

31 Jan 2019

Why World Breastfeeding Week is So Important
Why World Breastfeeding Week is So Important

Today marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), with this year’s theme being “the Foundation of Life”. World Breast Feeding week is celebrated every year in 170 countries, on...

01 Aug 2018

Photography project captures how breast feeding really looks
Photography project captures how breast feeding really looks

Suzie Blake is a photographer and Mum to two boys. While breast feeding her sons she found that images of women breast feeding in the mainstream media didn't look like her own experience of...

24 May 2018

Is my Breastmilk causing my baby to have Colic?
Is my Breastmilk causing my baby to have Colic?

NBB question from Amy: Hi there, FTM here and 7 week old baby girl seems to have colic (reflux) She screams out for hours in pain every night and throws up a lot. I am exclusively breastfeeding...

18 May 2018

Lactation Consultants: What They Do and How They Help?
Lactation Consultants: What They Do and How They Help?

You may have heard the term ‘Lactation Consultant’ but be wondering what they do and how they can help you. A Lactation Consultant (LC) is a person that is an expert in all this. ...

27 Feb 2018

Dads Key to Helping Establish Breastfeeding
Dads Key to Helping Establish Breastfeeding

Research Finds New Dads Are the Key to Helping Establish Breastfeeding One of the things that new Dad’s often talk about is how helpless they felt in the delivery suite - not being able to...

24 Aug 2017

World Breast Feeding Week 1 – 7 August
World Breast Feeding Week 1 – 7 August

August 1st marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week. Running until Monday August 7th, World Breastfeeding Week “aims to bring breast-feeding to the forefront of community agendas so...

01 Aug 2017

Newborn Frequently Feeding Breast and Bottle
Newborn Frequently Feeding Breast and Bottle

NBB Question from Breeana: Hi, FTM to a 1 week old little boy. I've been breastfeeding him however, given him a bottle of breast milk a couple of times. When I breast feed him he will feed for...

16 Jun 2017

Baby still waking to Feed every 3-4 Hours through the Night
Baby still waking to Feed every 3-4 Hours through the Night

NBB Question from Erin: My 7 month old is breastfeeding and still wakes up every 3-4 hrs over night. She only feeds for max 2-3 mins for all feeds, even during the day. I think this is why she...

14 Jun 2017

Celebrating International Midwife Day – 5th May
Celebrating International Midwife Day – 5th May

In Australia, there are over 300,000 mums giving birth every year and Midwives support 70 per cent of them. Now with International Midwives' Day taking place on 5th May 2017, Medela Australia...

05 May 2017

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

Cookies are a great excuse to eat cookies – well sort of, in a good way! This recipe is a delicious option for mothers who are breastfeeding. It helps keep your milk supply up and can aid in...

11 Apr 2017

Breastfeeding doesn’t look the same for everyone!
Breastfeeding doesn’t look the same for everyone!

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August, 2016, leading breastfeeding experts, Medela Australia, surveyed over 4000 Australian women to discover attitudes towards breast feeding...

01 Aug 2016

What We Aren’t Told About Breastfeeding
What We Aren’t Told About Breastfeeding

We all know that ‘breast is best’, but often it’s hard, and no one really tells you that it might be. We are led to believe that breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, but...

05 Apr 2016

Music Therapy in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Music Therapy in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Music has been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years. Research has found that music can reduce physical pain, improve sleep quality, reduce stress, create a calmer atmosphere,...

15 Mar 2016

Breast is Best…Except When it’s Not!
Breast is Best…Except When it’s Not!

A beautiful post from one of our amazing readers Kallyn Da Costa I am a first time mum to an amazingly beautiful 8 week old boy! I have been wanting to write something for a while, maybe...

07 Oct 2015

Double pumping more efficient and effective than single pumping
Double pumping more efficient and effective than single pumping

According to a recent study, simultaneous breast pumping is more effective than sequential pumping, producing more milk and draining breasts completely. The study, performed by the University...

19 Sep 2019

Cluster Feeding – What’s it all about?
Cluster Feeding – What’s it all about?

Cluster feeding can be stressful, tiring and sometimes painful but your body should adjust in sync with your baby’s changing needs if you follow and respond to their feeding cues.

23 Mar 2015

Breastfeeding graduate goes viral

A photo of a university graduate breastfeeding her baby has gone viral after the 24-year-old used it to thank the University of the Sunshine Coast for its support during her studies. ...

05 Nov 2014

Research shows there’s no such thing as ‘normal’ breastfeeding
Research shows there’s no such thing as ‘normal’ breastfeeding

Infants control their milk intake to match their appetite and growth rate, taking what they need when they need it, and can show a wide variety of feeding patterns.

06 Oct 2014

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