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