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Breastfeeding Advice: Understanding and Avoiding the Top-Up Puzzle Can Improve Your Milk Supply
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Advice: Understanding and Avoiding the Top-Up Puzzle Can Improve Your Milk Supply

It’s a commonly heard question, “should I give my baby some formula milk?” Many mums are faced with this challenge, but why do we doubt our milk supply so often? Read More

How Can I Best Introduce a Bottle of Expressed Milk to My Breastfed Baby
1 year ago

How Can I Best Introduce a Bottle of Expressed Milk to My Breastfed Baby

Many women come home from the hospital wanting to exclusively breastfeed and do what is best for their baby. They eagerly start breastfeeding and getting used to the routine. Many breastfeeding mums have been looking forward to this experience and want to continue breastfeeding exclusively as long as possible. Read More

Breastfeeding Positions That Work for Mum and Baby
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Positions That Work for Mum and Baby

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural acts in the world, but it still takes some practice and getting used to. One of the learning experiences for mums and babies is discovering the best breastfeeding positions that work for them both. Read More

An Interview with Madeline from the Daily Mark
1 year ago

An Interview with Madeline from the Daily Mark

It was fantastic to catch up with first time mum Madeline who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Marcella! Madeline runs the blog The Daily Mark covering off beauty, tech, lifestyle and more. Read More

6 Questions to Ask Your Midwife or Healthcare Professional to Avoid Common Breastfeeding Problems
1 year ago

6 Questions to Ask Your Midwife or Healthcare Professional to Avoid Common Breastfeeding Problems

A lot of new mums are interested in doing everything they can to enhance their breastfeeding experience and make sure they’re doing everything “correctly” in order to avoid any major problems.

They are often met with confusing advice, and find themselves hearing a lot of well-intentioned but incorrect breastfeeding myths from friends and family. That’s why it’s so important for new mums to talk with their healthcare professionals (midwives, maternal child health nurses, GP’s, lactation consultants) about their concerns and questions. Read More

Your Baby Wants *You* to Join the Breastmilk Army
1 year ago

Your Baby Wants *You* to Join the Breastmilk Army

One of the most important benefits of breastmilk is that it helps protect your baby from illness, while boosting their immune system. As most mums know, infants are especially vulnerable to disease, because their bodies’ natural defence systems have not fully developed. So, you might say that a baby’s first “line of defence” against germs and illness is breast milk. Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: Why You Need to Measure Your Nipples When Using a Breast Pump!
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Advice: Why You Need to Measure Your Nipples When Using a Breast Pump!

So, you’ve decided to start using a breast pump. You’ve read the instructions and you’ve grabbed a glass of water to sit down and start expressing and then you remember hearing you friends talking about something to do with sizing your nipples! Was that right?

Yes! You heard it right. Making sure you have the perfect fit when you are using a breast pump is really important to make sure you get the best flow of milk and cause no pain. Read More

5 Tips for Dealing with Parenting Stress for New Mums
1 year ago

5 Tips for Dealing with Parenting Stress for New Mums

Becoming a new mum brings great joy, excitement and moments of wonder – but it also brings a lot of new responsibility, worries, fatigue and stress.

Parenting stress is very real. Even while we celebrate the beautiful, wonderful things about being a mum, it’s important to also pay attention to some of the things that can make the experience of raising infants so tiring and difficult – and try to better minimize and manage these sources of stress so mums can enjoy their lives with their babies! Read More

How to Create a Birth Plan, Including Breastfeeding and Other Essentials
1 year ago

How to Create a Birth Plan, Including Breastfeeding and Other Essentials

Getting ready to have a baby – especially if this is your first child – gives you so many things to think about. There are several people to include in planning for the day of the birth: yourself, your partner, and of course, the baby on the way – and more if you have other children.

One of the most important things to do as you prepare for the birth of your child – whether it’s your first baby or whether you’ve done this before – is to create a “Birth Plan.” Read More

Celebrating Breastfeeding and Human Milk Through Design
1 year ago

Celebrating Breastfeeding and Human Milk Through Design

We recently invited art and design students from around Melbourne to design a poster to celebrate and highlight Breastfeeding and Human Milk. We wanted to reach out to young up and coming designers to think differently to the “posters of old,” which we often see in the hospitals promoting breastfeeding. We asked the students to bring new light to this topic and ignite passion for a new way of thinking in health promotion. Read More