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Awesome Breast Milk Facts

The Surprising Truth About the Micronutrients in Breast Milk
10 months ago

The Surprising Truth About the Micronutrients in Breast Milk

There are so many amazing reasons to breastfeed, for both babies and mothers. But did you know breastmilk contains a wide array of immunity boosters that helps our babies to avoid infections?

Breastfeeding can, of course, grow a mothers bond with her baby, make life much easier than bottle feeding (once mum and baby have gotten into the swing of things with their newly learnt skill) and mums do burn more calories, which can result in pregnancy weight loss, for some mums. But one of the most impressive and underappreciated breastfeeding facts is that breastmilk contains all of the necessary micronutrients to provide a strong foundation for your baby’s health and wellness. Read More

What’s So Special About Colostrum?
1 year ago

What’s So Special About Colostrum?

Colostrum is often thought of as separate milk to “breast milk.” In fact, colostrum is just the name of the first milk you make. As a result, it is still considered “breast milk.” Read More

5 Powerful Reasons to Continue Breastfeeding After 6 Months
1 year ago

5 Powerful Reasons to Continue Breastfeeding After 6 Months

So you’ve reached the 6 months breastfeeding mark. Hooray! It was probably challenging at times but mostly you have loved every minute. So what now?

You have probably heard, since pregnancy, that it’s recommended to feed babies breastmilk for 6 months. Now you have reached that milestone you may be wondering why it’s still a good idea to keep breastfeeding. Read More

How Breastfeeding Actually Works: Exploring the Science of Breast Milk Feeding
1 year ago

How Breastfeeding Actually Works: Exploring the Science of Breast Milk Feeding

You spend 9 months adapting to the changes in your body due to your pregnancy, and once your baby is born, your body starts changing again. During pregnancy, your mammary glands change as a result of a wide range of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and prolactin. Towards the end of your pregnancy, your body starts producing colostrum, a special milk that is important to your baby in his first few days of life…
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Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” for Mum, Baby and the Family
1 year 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

Your Baby Wants *You* to Join the Breastmilk Army
2 years 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

Celebrating Breastfeeding and Human Milk Through Design
2 years 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

Mother’s Milk in the NICU: Exploring the Many Benefits of Breast Milk
2 years ago

Mother’s Milk in the NICU: Exploring the Many Benefits of Breast Milk

Providing mother’s milk is the most helpful thing a mum can do for her baby who is in the NICU or Special Care Unit. This is because breast milk is not only nutrition, it is a medical intervention.

Mother’s milk is specifically designed for your baby and it has many amazing properties which we will have a further look at in this article.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the many benefits of breast milk. Read More

3 Positive Ways Breastfeeding and Motherhood Change Your Brain
2 years ago

3 Positive Ways Breastfeeding and Motherhood Change Your Brain

We’ve all heard the expression “mummy brain,” which mums jokingly use to describe the sleep-deprived fog that can result from having children. The truth is that, while becoming a mother really does change a woman’s brain in fascinating ways, having a “mummy brain” is actually a great thing! Read More