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How Does Supply and Demand Influence Your Breast Milk Volume?
4 months ago

How Does Supply and Demand Influence Your Breast Milk Volume?

Feedback Inhibitor of Lactation, or FIL for short, is a substance thought to be contained within breast milk. It knows when your breasts are full or have recently been emptied and helps to regulate the amount of milk you make. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Happy Chubba Bubba
4 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Happy Chubba Bubba

Where have the last 7 months gone? Miss Sophie is a happy Chubba Bubba and loves munching on anything and everything and the moment. The drool factor is high as we eagerly await her first tooth. Anytime soon would be great! Read More

World Prematurity Day: This Simple Act is So Important for Your Premature Baby
4 months ago

World Prematurity Day: This Simple Act is So Important for Your Premature Baby

Around 8% of babies are born too soon in Australia. Premature birth is often unexpected and is absolutely heartbreaking for every mum, as well as family and friends. Read More

When and How Should I Start Expressing Breast Milk?
5 months ago

When and How Should I Start Expressing Breast Milk?

For those mums who want to have some expressed breast milk on hand so they can share some of the feeds or want to be able to go out without their baby, it is a good idea to start expressing around 6-8 weeks at the earliest. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Time is Disappearing…
5 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Time is Disappearing…

Jeepers… almost 5 months have passed and I have no idea where the time has gone! Sophie and Anna are just gorgeous to watch. Sophie is constantly smiling and giggling at Anna and Anna is in awe of all of Sophie’s daily habits. Read More

Help! My Baby Won’t Take a Bottle and I’m Going Back to Work!
5 months ago

Help! My Baby Won’t Take a Bottle and I’m Going Back to Work!

This is such a common question and one that can put many mums in a tricky and stressful situation. Read More

Help! How Can I Increase My Milk Supply?
5 months ago

Help! How Can I Increase My Milk Supply?

There may be numerous reasons as to why your milk supply is currently low. The most common reasons are normally due to babies not feeding frequently enough or due to the type of birth you and your baby had and how well the breastfeeding has been going since then. Read More

Getting Baby Back on the Breast: How to Deal with Breast Refusal
5 months ago

Getting Baby Back on the Breast: How to Deal with Breast Refusal

The term “breast refusal” refers to when a baby is showing signs that they do not want to feed at the breast. This can happen for several reasons and we may never know what the exact cause is. Read More

Celebrating My Better Half and His Contribution to My Breastfeeding Journey
6 months ago

Celebrating My Better Half and His Contribution to My Breastfeeding Journey

I have often talked about the challenges and triumphs of breastfeeding my two daughters. That said, I have not talked much about the person who encouraged, supported and soothed me along the way – my husband Tim. In many ways, he made it all possible! Read More

The Importance of Partners in the Support Networks of Australian Mums
6 months ago

The Importance of Partners in the Support Networks of Australian Mums

Medela recently commissioned a survey with over 7,800 respondents. The survey provided insights into the support network for Australian mums and the role of their partner. Read More