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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 long to get him to sleep that we start cooking dinner...
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 than explore  and address the possible range of reasons for perceived...
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 sole source of nourishment for your baby and if you are...
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, you and your tiny partner can take a little while to...
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 – security in your arms as he drinks in your smell, your...
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 is what they said – and why this is bad advice: 1)“My...
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 baby drinks, the more milk your body will be signalled to...
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.   Although you will only produce small amounts of colostrum, this will...
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 me feel brave.” When I breastfed our first two babies, I wasn’t...
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 above his birth weight and appears very healthy, so I would...