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Breastfeeding Tips

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

Breastfeeding Advice: Help I’m Worried as My Breasts Have Started to Never Feel Full!
10 months ago

Breastfeeding Advice: Help I’m Worried as My Breasts Have Started to Never Feel Full!

When you think about it, breastfeeding is an amazing process! For starters, breastfeeding is the only way to give your baby the unique rich blend of nutrients and immune-boosting elements that provide life enhancing benefits. Even the process of breastfeeding is fascinating. Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: Help I Think I Have Engorged Breasts!
10 months ago

Breastfeeding Advice: Help I Think I Have Engorged Breasts!

Milk will be coming in and enlarging and filling your breasts anywhere from 24 hours to 80 hours after birth, but the most common time for milk to come in is around 60 hours.

For most mums if their baby is feeding well and frequently the breasts will become fuller and heavier but probably won’t become engorged. So what does engorged actually mean? Read More