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Exploring Breast Changes During Pregnancy: What Happens in the First Trimester?
2 years ago

Exploring Breast Changes During Pregnancy: What Happens in the First Trimester?

Some women find that the first thing they notice about being pregnant is the breast changes they are experiencing. Many women who are having their second or third baby have told me how they knew they were pregnant before even doing the test because they recognised the feelings in their breasts. Read More

The Science of Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Help Your Breast Milk Flow
2 years ago

The Science of Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Help Your Breast Milk Flow

Firstly we need to visualise the inside of a lactating breast. I think the best way is to imagine the inside is like a bunch of grapes: Read More

Breastfeeding Questions: How Will My Body Change After Weaning My Baby?
2 years ago

Breastfeeding Questions: How Will My Body Change After Weaning My Baby?

Every mum is different and will experience the weaning phase in her own personal way. There are some things which all mums may recognise: Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: What to Expect in the First Few Days of Breastfeeding
2 years ago

Breastfeeding Advice: What to Expect in the First Few Days of Breastfeeding

Babies feed really, really, frequently in the first few days after birth. This is very normal and nothing to be concerned about. At first your baby has a very tiny tummy and only drinks a small volume of colostrum from your breasts. Read More

Is it a Good Idea to Introduce a Bottle of Expressed Breast Milk to Help My Partner Rest?
2 years ago

Is it a Good Idea to Introduce a Bottle of Expressed Breast Milk to Help My Partner Rest?

This is a really common question for many parents. Often it is the question asked by the partner in the first or second week after birth.

This is because usually at the end of the first week a new mum is extremely tired, probably the most tired they have ever been – especially when they don’t listen to well-meaning advice to sleep when the baby sleeps! Read More

Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” for Mum, Baby and the Family
2 years ago

Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” for Mum, Baby and the Family

On special days throughout the year, we give presents to those people we love and appreciate in our lives. We wonder what gifts to give and base our choices on how appropriate and precious they are for the individuals we care about. Mothers have an obvious choice for their babies. However, it could be said that breastfeeding is a priceless gift for not only baby, but mother and family as well. Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: What to Do if Your Baby Doesn’t Breastfeed in the First Golden Hour After Birth
2 years ago

Breastfeeding Advice: What to Do if Your Baby Doesn’t Breastfeed in the First Golden Hour After Birth

Sometimes babies are not yet ready to feed in the first hour after birth. This may be for several reasons: Read More

Hey Mum, Wake Up I’m Hungry! Why Babies Love Breastfeeding
2 years ago

Hey Mum, Wake Up I’m Hungry! Why Babies Love Breastfeeding

Hi mum! I know you are in the middle of a wonderful dream, enjoying a sunny vacation on an exotic island and yes, that seems to be me in your dream, perfectly silent, wearing some totally spotless designer outfit. I am swinging quietly in a white baby hammock floating gently over a beautiful lush tropical garden. It is so quiet mummy – where is everyone? Read More

Welcome to the 4th Trimester of Pregnancy!
2 years ago

Welcome to the 4th Trimester of Pregnancy!

Pregnancy has three trimesters, but newborn babies are so small and vulnerable that for them, the first few months of life outside the womb are truly a “4th trimester” of pregnancy. For new mums, welcome to this new trimester of motherhood!  Read More

Does Introducing Solids to Baby Mean Bye-Bye to Breastfeeding?
2 years ago

Does Introducing Solids to Baby Mean Bye-Bye to Breastfeeding?

For the first six months of life, a baby does not need any food or drink other than breastmilk – it is the perfect food! However, around six months of age, babies tend to become curious about solid food. Read More