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Breastfeeding Tips

10% of Breastfeeding Women Are Affected by Mastitis – Have You Checked Your Breasts Lately?
1 month ago

10% of Breastfeeding Women Are Affected by Mastitis – Have You Checked Your Breasts Lately?

You may have heard of mastitis. Or, you may know someone who has experienced it before, considering that 20% of Australian women are affected by it. Read More

4 Tips for Successful Breastfeeding After a Cesarean Section
2 months ago

4 Tips for Successful Breastfeeding After a Cesarean Section

Many mothers birth their babies by cesarean section and, while this can make breastfeeding more challenging, it is absolutely possible to successfully breastfeed after a cesarean section. Read More

What Does Cue-Based Feeding Really Mean?
2 months ago

What Does Cue-Based Feeding Really Mean?

Feeding your baby “on-cue” simply means not using the clock to tell you when your baby is ready to feed. Rather than feeding to a schedule, you feed your baby whenever they show you feeding cues that they are hungry. Read More

Hey Mama, Why is Breastfeeding Easier On One Side?
2 months ago

Hey Mama, Why is Breastfeeding Easier On One Side?

Hey Mama! I just wanted to tell you that I love the milk that you make me!

Even though it’s the only food I’ve tried, it’s my favourite! It fills me up just the right amount and I don’t know why, but, I always feel like drifting off to sleep afterwards. Read More

Help, My Baby is Biting While Breastfeeding! What Can I Do?
2 months ago

Help, My Baby is Biting While Breastfeeding! What Can I Do?

Little toothy pegs! How cute! Many people think that when a baby gets teeth it is time to stop breastfeeding. This just isn’t true. Babies have continued to feed with teeth for thousands of years.

In fact, the World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding (i.e. no other fluids or solids) for six months and then continued breastfeeding combined with solid foods for 2 years or as long as mother and baby desire. Read More

Baby Falling Asleep at the Breast? These 5 Tips Can Help!
2 months ago

Baby Falling Asleep at the Breast? These 5 Tips Can Help!

Most newborn babies will wake regularly and frequently to breastfeed. However, there may be times when your newborn baby needs to be awakened to breastfeed. For example, there may be medically indicated reasons why a baby may need to be woken to feed such as Jaundice, congenital heart disease, illness or your baby may not be gaining adequate weight. Read More

5 Tips for Creating Your Tailored Birth and Breastfeeding Plan
8 months ago

5 Tips for Creating Your Tailored Birth and Breastfeeding Plan

So, what exactly is a birth and breastfeeding plan? For many mums, the thought of their impending birth and breastfeeding relationship can bring up all sorts of emotions from anxiety and fear to excitement and wonder. Read More

Medela and Anna from The Not So Perfect Mum Team Up to Answer Your Breastfeeding Questions
11 months ago

Medela and Anna from The Not So Perfect Mum Team Up to Answer Your Breastfeeding Questions

Recently, we teamed up with Anna from the @notsoperfectmum to answer your questions on breastfeeding and expressing. Below, Katie, our qualified Lactation Consultant and Midwife, answers 10 breastfeeding questions from mums! Read More

What is Thrush and How Can it Impact Breastfeeding Mums?
1 year ago

What is Thrush and How Can it Impact Breastfeeding Mums?

Let’s start with the basics. What is thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection caused by an organism called Candida Albicans. Thrush can affect the breasts and nipples and other parts of the body, as well a baby’s mouth and bottom area. Read More

Extremely Sore Nipples? Nipples Changing Colour After Breastfeeding? Could it Be Vasospasm?
1 year ago

Extremely Sore Nipples? Nipples Changing Colour After Breastfeeding? Could it Be Vasospasm?

Most people will not have heard of the term vasospasm. It is a rather cool sounding name, but, unfortunately, it often brings a lot of pain with it. Read More