It’s been 12-weeks since Coby arrived. We are now settled into post summer holidays life with Coby and myself at home, Charlie back at school and Stu at work.
I’m officially a stay at home mum for the next year and plan to enjoy this time. Coby is well over four kilograms and ticking all the regular newborn boxes.
In the first month after birth, your milk supply is switching itself on and learning how to make bigger and bigger quantities of milk each day. This continues until it gets to the point where it can make exactly what your baby needs to keep them growing over the next 6 months.
Usually, this happens by babies feeding at the breast as often as they want; this is usually between 8-12 times per day.
Breastfeeding as a busy mum can be challenging! So, to get some advice, we sat down with Karisha, who has 6 children. We hope that you find this interview helpful!
This month, Medela Australia had the great opportunity to sit down with Dr Sharon Perrella, from the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group in the University of Western Australia. I wanted to ask Sharon about some of the latest science on feeding a preterm baby and also find out some more about the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group which we are lucky enough to have working here in Australia.
I hope you enjoy this interview!
Coby is two months old today and has been home for over four weeks now. How time flies!
On his due date, he weighed 3.46kg and was 50cm long. This means he’s really caught up in size, which is fantastic.
He’s started smiling a lot and enjoys having floor and tummy time. He is even big enough to go in a bouncer and has little rolls on his legs, which are super cute.
Let’s start with the basics. What is thrush?
Thrush is a fungal infection caused by an organism called Candida Albicans. Thrush can affect the breasts and nipples and other parts of the body, as well a baby’s mouth and bottom area.
Medela Australia recently sat down with Sarah from Stuff Mums Like. We discussed her experience with breastfeeding and her opinions regarding Medela’s products. We hope you enjoy our discussion!
Dr. Donna Geddes is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group.
In this blog we talk to Associate Professor Donna Geddes. Donna works for the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group, based in the University of Western Australia.
Most people will not have heard of the term vasospasm. It is a rather cool sounding name, but, unfortunately, it often brings a lot of pain with it.