Five ways to make breastfeeding easier – BEFORE you have your...

“I will breastfeed –if I can.” This is such a common phrase and with breast feeding horror stories almost as prevalent as scary birth stories, is it any...

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...

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...

Breastfeeding and Work – Making it work

The World breastfeeding Week theme this year is ' Breastfeeding and Work. Let's Make it Work.’ The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is calling for concerted global...

Sore breast? Feeling ‘fluey’? What breastfeeding mums really need to...

Suddenly feeling 'fluey'? Emotional and teary? And you have a hot sore breast? Feeling 'fluey' any time when you are breastfeeding is a warning sign that you could be...

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...

Breastfeeding – 5 things you don’t have to worry about, even...

There are so many rules about being a good mum, it’s enough to do your head in. If you are breastfeeding there are even more ‘rules’. And, because...

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...

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),...

When breastfeeding sucks

You have seen all the beautiful photos of mums and babies gazing into each others’ eyes as the babies fill up on milk and love, the ‘brelfies’ of...

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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,...