Breastfeeding

The First Six Weeks

Breast milk is the best food you can give to your baby. Breast milk is a complete food source, containing all the nutrients your baby need – at least 400 of them to be exact, including hormones and disease fighting compounds that aren’t found in formula. The nutritional makeup in breast milk will adjust to…

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Tongue ties and latching – Breastfeeding Difficulties

Hearing the news that Mack, the seven week old son of Tori and Jimmy Rees (or Jimmy Giggle to the parents familiar with ABC Kids) had almost died from complications following a routine tongue tie procedure struck home very hard for me. Both my babies were born with tongue ties, and had significant breastfeeding issues….

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How To Use A Breast Pump

Simple tips for first time mums Just like breast feeding, pumping is a skill that you learn. When first trying a breast pump, most mothers are only able to express a few drops of milk. With the proper practice and knowledge, the mother will be more efficient at pumping. Preparing an electric breast pump Read…

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11 Amazing Benefits of Breastfeeding

These are just a few of the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby: Breast milk is like a daily vaccination against every bug your baby comes in contact with: it is a living fluid containing healthy bacteria, antibodies, white blood cells, antimicrobials and cell wall protectors and proteins that offer protection against…

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How To Choose A Breast Pump

The milk production in the breasts, much like so many other things, work on the shear principal of supply and demand. The more breast milk your baby consumes, the more your body will need to make. Breast pumps are generally used to insure continued production of breast milk when you cannot feed your baby –…

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8 Tips for increasing breast milk supply

So you’ve had your baby, congratulations! After the birth of your beautiful bub is supposed to come the most natural things in the world – breastfeeding. While it comes easily and naturally for some, most new mums will find the early days and weeks of breastfeeding challenging, and unfortunately some (myself included) may even find…

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Disposable Or Reusable: Which Nursing Pads Should You Use?

Nursing pads or breast pads – no matter what name you call them, their use remains the same. The goal of the breast pad is to help you stop and absorb leakages that occur amid the time of feeds to ensure that there is no excess breast milk being overdrawn onto your clothes. However, while…

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What are Breast Pads?

Most of us would have come across breast pads (aka nursing or breastfeeding pads) at some point, most likely at supermarkets or pharmacies, but what are they and do you need them? Nipple leakage is very common among women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Breast pads are intended to be placed inside your bra to…

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5 Common Breastfeeding Positions

What are breastfeeding positions? Breastfeeding positions are ways that a baby can be held while breastfeeding. Most of us would likely be aware of the cradle position as this is the most common position to hold a baby. In addition to this position, there are others that may be more comfortable for both mother and…

Breastfeeding

No.1 The Best Breast Pump

The question I hear often is “which is the best breast pump?” Now that’s a very good question but also a very tricky one.The best regarding what exactly? As not one mother and her body and milk supply are the same, there’s not one breast pump that is the best for all. The question will…

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