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Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding Question: Can I Breastfeed with Larger Nipples?
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Question: Can I Breastfeed with Larger Nipples?

Many women say that they were worried in pregnancy about the size of their nipples but were too frightened or embarrassed to talk to their health care provider about it. Read More

6 Tips for Breastfeeding with Inverted or Flat Nipples
1 year ago

6 Tips for Breastfeeding with Inverted or Flat Nipples

Many mums often say to midwives in a passing comment at the end of an appointment “oh, by the way I think I may have something wrong with my nipples!”

Having spoken to many women in my role as a lactation consultant I know that unfortunately lots of women are embarrassed if they think their nipples or breasts do not look “model perfect.” Read More

The Science of Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Help Your Breast Milk Flow
1 year ago

The Science of Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Help Your Breast Milk Flow

Firstly we need to visualise the inside of a lactating breast. I think the best way is to imagine the inside is like a bunch of grapes: Read More

Breastfeeding Questions: How Will My Body Change After Weaning My Baby?
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Questions: How Will My Body Change After Weaning My Baby?

Every mum is different and will experience the weaning phase in her own personal way. There are some things which all mums may recognise: Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: What to Expect in the First Few Days of Breastfeeding
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Advice: What to Expect in the First Few Days of Breastfeeding

Babies feed really, really, frequently in the first few days after birth. This is very normal and nothing to be concerned about. At first your baby has a very tiny tummy and only drinks a small volume of colostrum from your breasts. Read More

Is it a Good Idea to Introduce a Bottle of Expressed Breast Milk to Help My Partner Rest?
1 year ago

Is it a Good Idea to Introduce a Bottle of Expressed Breast Milk to Help My Partner Rest?

This is a really common question for many parents. Often it is the question asked by the partner in the first or second week after birth.

This is because usually at the end of the first week a new mum is extremely tired, probably the most tired they have ever been – especially when they don’t listen to well-meaning advice to sleep when the baby sleeps! Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: What to Do if Your Baby Doesn’t Breastfeed in the First Golden Hour After Birth
1 year ago

Breastfeeding Advice: What to Do if Your Baby Doesn’t Breastfeed in the First Golden Hour After Birth

Sometimes babies are not yet ready to feed in the first hour after birth. This may be for several reasons: Read More

Hey Mum, Wake Up I’m Hungry! Why Babies Love Breastfeeding
1 year ago

Hey Mum, Wake Up I’m Hungry! Why Babies Love Breastfeeding

Hi mum! I know you are in the middle of a wonderful dream, enjoying a sunny vacation on an exotic island and yes, that seems to be me in your dream, perfectly silent, wearing some totally spotless designer outfit. I am swinging quietly in a white baby hammock floating gently over a beautiful lush tropical garden. It is so quiet mummy – where is everyone? Read More

Does Introducing Solids to Baby Mean Bye-Bye to Breastfeeding?
1 year ago

Does Introducing Solids to Baby Mean Bye-Bye to Breastfeeding?

For the first six months of life, a baby does not need any food or drink other than breastmilk – it is the perfect food! However, around six months of age, babies tend to become curious about solid food. Read More

How to Get a Baby to Sleep: Our Medela Mums Give Their Advice
1 year ago

How to Get a Baby to Sleep: Our Medela Mums Give Their Advice

One of the biggest preoccupations for new mums and dads is trying to figure out how to get a baby to sleep. It is true that infants sleep a lot – but not always when you want them to! Some babies sleep through the night from an early age, while others are restless, irritable sleepers who require constant soothing and breastfeeding throughout the night. Read More