Expressing Breast Milk – making it easy!

Expressing means squeezing milk from your breasts, either by hand or using a breast- pump. There are a number of reasons you may find it helpful to express...

Is breast best even when your own diet is crap?

A mother asks, “I am currently breastfeeding my 4th baby. She is 6 weeks. I have two toddlers also and I am so run off my feet I...

From one to two – tandem feeding with just about everything...

I remember late in my pregnancy seeing a picture of a mother tandem breastfeeding her toddler and newborn and thinking ‘why on earth would anyone ever do that!’...

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 by heart, creating time with my babies. Kate’s story.

When I fell pregnant first time round I knew I wanted to breastfeed, I knew the benefits and I just knew that's the path I was going to...

Breastfeeding – five top tips for the first three days

Congratulations! Here you are, gazing at your amazing newborn, completely overawed and overwhelmed at the prospect of nurturing and nourishing this little being. breastfeeding your baby feels like...

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 through a mental illness – Cathy’s story

One of my first memories after waking groggily from a General Anaesthetic was to ask if my baby had survived. She had. I then submerged back into the...

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...

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!...

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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,...