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Breastfeeding Tips

Baby Led Weaning: Letting Your Infant Self-Feed
2 years 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?
2 years 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?
2 years 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?
2 years 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

Breastfeeding Question: Can I Breastfeed with Larger Nipples?
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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?
2 years 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
2 years 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 Mum Rest?
2 years ago

Is it a Good Idea to Introduce a Bottle of Expressed Breast Milk to Help Mum 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