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Breastfeeding Tips

Help! How Can I Increase My Milk Supply?
1 year 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
1 year 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

Breastfeeding Question: What is a “White Bleb” and What Can I Do About it?
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Question: What is a “White Bleb” and What Can I Do About it?

What is white bleb? Not so long ago, you may not have even heard of this. Then, perhaps someone mentioned it to you in passing when you told them about the little white spot you found on your nipple. Well, look no further. We have answers! Read More

Why is Skin to Skin Contact With Your Baby So Important?
1 year ago

Why is Skin to Skin Contact With Your Baby So Important?

Let’s get down to the facts… holding your baby naked against your skin and covered in blankets is probably one of the loveliest things you will ever do! Read More

The Emotional Side of Weaning: How to Deal with Feelings of Loss at the End of Breastfeeding
1 year ago

The Emotional Side of Weaning: How to Deal with Feelings of Loss at the End of Breastfeeding

Have you just have had your last feed with your baby? If so, you may now be feeling quite nostalgic and maybe even a little sad. You have done an amazing job breastfeeding your baby. No, matter how long or short, every drop of breast milk that you gave to your baby is fantastic and you should be so proud of yourself! Read More

4 Tips for Building Confidence as a New Mum
1 year ago

4 Tips for Building Confidence as a New Mum

At Flourishing Mothers, we were very honoured to be part of the panel event discussing recent research into new mums and celebrating the role of midwives leading up to International Midwives Day on 5th May 2017.

Our role in this discussion was to help mums understand the psychological changes we experience with having a baby. Read More

Baby Led Weaning: Letting Your Infant Self-Feed
1 year ago

Baby Led Weaning: Letting Your Infant Self-Feed

Breastfeeding is a relationship between two people – mother and baby. As both the mother and infant evolve and grow throughout the relationship, so do ideas about weaning. Deciding when and how to introduce solid food for a baby can often be a complex experience for mothers and many mums might wonder about the right age or the right way to introduce solid foods. Read More

Breast Refusal: What is it and How Can You Prevent it?
1 year ago

Breast Refusal: What is it and How Can You Prevent it?

Some babies don’t like to go back to the breast once they’ve fed from traditional bottles. Therefore many mums feel like they have to avoid ever giving their baby a traditional bottle or a pacifier, for fear that the baby won’t be able to properly latch on to the breast if they are breastfeeding. While this doesn’t happen with every baby, it can be a risk that may complicate breastfeeding. Read More

Breastfeeding Question: Why Do Babies Vomit?
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Question: Why Do Babies Vomit?

Why do babies vomit? It may not be a pleasant question, but, it is one that almost all parents have asked at one point or another. Check out this video with Katie, our educator and lactation consultant, about why babies vomit and what’s normal and what’s not. Read More

How Do I Know if My Baby is Getting Enough Milk?
1 year ago

How Do I Know if My Baby is Getting Enough Milk?

It’s so difficult to see what they’re drinking I hear you cry! Most mums at some stage will question if their baby is actually getting any milk out of the breasts!

So here are a few tips to let you know your baby is well fed: Read More