Supporting a Friend with Postnatal Depression or Anxiety

Imogen says, “I have a close friend with postnatal depression. Her new baby is only 7 weeks old and she has a toddler too. I want to help...

Your Fussy Baby and ‘Cluster Feeding’ – what does this mean?

So often mums say, my baby wants to breastfeed all evening, I am worried about my milk supply? It’s common for young babies, especially, to ‘cluster feed’, meaning they...

Birth. Bounce Back. Ready, Set, Go!

“Tell me there is no one way to ‘do’ newborns. Tell me you just have to figure out what they need. Tell me they aren’t scary.” Emily has just...

Food and mother’s milk – how your diet can boost your...

Many health professionals will assert that a mother’s  diet doesn’t make a difference to her breast milk composition or quantity: they will say,’ even starving women in third...

Fifteen things NEVER to say to a breastfeeding mother

When you have a baby, it seems every man and his grandmother have an opinion – and they will share it willingly. How you feed your baby is...

Breastfeeding your baby to sleep?

Among  all the rules about baby sleep, you are certain to hear advice to never, ever allow your baby to fall asleep on the breast! Although you may like...

How do I give a bottle to my breastfed baby?

I am often asked, how do I get my breastfed baby to take a bottle? The baby may be refusing to accept a bottle and, especially if the...

Four Important Baby Cues – learn these and make everything...

So often, I see confused new mums trying to implement a strict routine that doesn’t seem to be working with their uniquely individual baby. A little bit of...

Breastfeeding and your diet – is it keeping your baby (and...

Sarah and Tim called me desperately. They were exhausted and it seemed that no matter what they did, they couldn’t settle George, their four week old baby. George was...

When Nursing Aversion Strikes – and you can’t stand breastfeeding.

When we talk about the challenges of Breastfeeding, we seldom ever talk about ‘Breastfeeding Aversion’.  Perhaps it’s because no-body really understands ‘why’ it happens, even those of us...

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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,...