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Someone to mother you

When I arrived at ‘Melanie's' house (not her real name), she and two week old baby Liam were crying. Melanie was exhausted and stressed about her low milk...

5 Ways Your Baby Shows He Loves You

As you carried your baby in your belly, you dreamed of an instant connection between you – just like the soft focused television ads. He would instantly know...

Breastfeeding – your letdown reflex and why it matters

“When I’m breastfeeding, I get a weird tightness and sore tingly feeling like really strong pins and needles in my boobs – tell me they aren’t going to...

Soothing the Sobs – 16 Ways to Calm Your Crying Baby

Crying is your baby’s language. At first, it is pretty much the only way an infant can communicate his needs and express feelings like discomfort, hunger, exhaustion and...

Your breast fed baby isn’t starving – but how do you...

It seems as though there is almost a campaign of scare-mongering against breastfeeding. Recently, there has been a barrage of reports on social media of breastfed babies being ‘starved’....

5 top new mum survival tips

From new mothers, I often hear comments like: “I can’t even have a shower because I don’t know how long she will sleep for.” Or: “It takes so...

Breastfeeding pills, potions and cautions – are you risking your health...

In my work as a lactation consultant, I often see women swallowing handfuls of pills to boost their milk supply. As I delve deeper, I discover that rather...

11 things every mum can do to protect your mental health...

As a breastfeeding mother you are everything to your baby – food, comfort and nurturing. Around the clock. It’s a lot of pressure to know you are the...

Ten Top Boobie Traps and the Best Tips to Beat Them

Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby, but it often doesn’t come naturally at first. It’s helpful to understand that just like learning a new dance,...

Breastfeeding – it’s a confidence game (and you have got this,...

What could be more affirming to your confidence than gazing into the deep navy blue eyes of your newborn, knowing that everything he needs comes from you –...

Worst Breastfeeding Advice – Ever!

One of the most common reasons for breastfeeding problems is unhelpful advice. We have asked real mums, ‘what was the worst breastfeeding advice you have been told? ‘ Here...

Why is my baby feeding AGAIN? 75 reasons your baby needs...

You know your milk is a perfect food for your baby. You know breast milk digests quickly and you understand about ‘supply and demand’ - the more your...

Breasting out all over – preventing and treating breast engorgement

At first, your newborn’s feeds will be colostrum, a yellowish fluid high in antibodies and important elements that prime your baby’s immune system and protect him against infections.  ...

6 Myths About Breastfeeding Toddlers

As he pulled on his little ‘working boots’ my three year old gazed up and told me very matter of factly, “Mummy, when I get scared, booby makes...

Weaning from ‘Top-ups’ to Breastfeeding Without Bottles

My son is 4 weeks old and has been breastfed and also 'topped up' with formula since he was a week old. He is now almost a kilo...

Baby, breastfeeds and Christmas day

It’s your baby’s first Christmas. It’s exciting but also a bit overwhelming too as you try to plan the big day with family and friends. Hopefully, if you have...

Babies, breastfeeding and travel

Your baby is completely portable and so is his food source if you are breastfeeding. This can make travel with a little one much easier and safer than...

Breast or bubbly? What you must know about breastfeeding and alcohol...

It’s your first festive season since you had your baby. You haven’t had a drink since you knew you were pregnant but now you are wondering, how much...

7 Ways New Dads Can Bond With Baby – without giving...

A mother with a baby snuggled at her breast strokes her baby’s deliciously smooth skin, ruffles the soft downy hair on his head and gazes into his eyes...

The Magical Power of Mother’s Milk – and it’s not just...

It’s not just the milk your baby drinks that can boost her health – mothers the world over have used breast-milk as a cure-all for minor aches and...