Pumping, potions and pills – from low supply and self doubt...

It never occurred to me that breastfeeding might be a problem for me.  I was healthy, I had fairly ‘normal’ sized boobs (if maybe on the small side),...

Breastfeeding when your baby is unwell

Fortunately, due to the immunity boosting factors in your breast-milk, your breastfed baby will usually be healthy and well. However, if your baby does get sick, for instance...

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...

Yes, fathers, you can help to breastfeed (without baring your...

Did you know that a father's impact is the single most crucial factor in breastfeeding success? That's what research has revealed. So even though you may be feeling...

All tied up – by Irene Franklin

On this day one year ago I uttered to myself "I'll give it another month, then I'll give up breastfeeding". It was hard to hear those words coming...

How do I stop breastfeeding my baby to sleep?

Mum question:I have spent the first few months of my daughter’s life feeding her to sleep and it works well but now I’m worried I’ll be doing forever!...

Safe bed-sharing – how breastfeeding mothers can get more sleep

There’s no question scientifically that breastfeeding is very important to both a child’s and mother’s lifelong health. But goals are one thing — real life is another. Like many...

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’....

Marissa’s breastfeeding story – too much milk!

My first baby, Talia was born in 2009. I never considered not breastfeeding her but some minor complications during the delivery meant she spent 3 days in special...

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...

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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,...