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...

Nikki’s Breastfeeding Journey – tears to triumph!

I'm a lawyer and now first time mum at 26 years old. I was so excited to have a baby and determined to breastfeed. I went to the...

Breastfeeding – weaning blues, the depression nobody talks about

“At 4 months we took the advice of health professionals and started offering top up bottles after a medical report noted "failure to thrive". This was heart breaking....

When baby refuses the breast – weaning or a nursing strike?

Here you are, dripping milk, all ready for your baby to feed – but he won’t! If you have a newborn, there is every chance you will be ‘woman...

How Alison increased her milk supply

Our Beautiful Daughter Stella was born on 26th January, 2012.  She is our gorgeous Australia Day baby.  I never expected I would like or enjoy breastfeeding, it felt...

Expressing colostrum during pregnancy – your newborn’s first immune boost!

Colostrum, the yellowish ‘first milk’ produced from the second trimester of pregnancy is an antibody rich immune booster and has often been called  ‘baby’s  first immunisation’.  Colostrum helps...

Second time round – I really am a breastfeeding mum!

I am a second time Mum but felt like a first timer when learning to breastfeed my second child. My first son James was born by caesarean and sadly...

Is my baby weaning from breastfeeding?

My  7 month old baby is breastfeeding 4 times a day with one bottle of formula at the his 10pm ‘dream feed’. He has two bottles of formula...

Breastfeeding while you are pregnant – how safe is it?

Sophie has just found out she’s pregnant. She’s excited but anxious. You see, she’s still breastfeeding her 14 month old, Mia, and she isn’t ready to wean. However,...

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...

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Is Your Breastfed Baby Getting Enough Milk? A Lactation Consultant’s checklist.

If you feel anxious about how much milk your breastfed baby is getting, you aren't alone. One of the most commonly reported reasons for women stopping breastfeeding is...

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11 Amazing facts about breastmilk that you may not know

1) Your breast milk is LIVE (just like in the video above!) Just like human blood, breast milk is a living fluid containing a range of germ killing substances,...