Please can we stop shaming breastfeeding mothers?

Sarah was out for lunch with friends and family and her three month old baby. She says, “my baby was tired from being awake too early, she was...

Is my baby hungry? What are the signs? When should I...

You have most likely heard all sorts of advice about when and how often to feed your baby. It’s confusing isn't it? Breastfeeding according to your baby’s signals, not...

Help! My breast milk has gone ‘off’ – a story of...

Monique’s story – green milk Monique is beside herself. She says, “I think I am going to have to wean, I expressed some milk this morning and it’s green....

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...

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...

From breast-feeding to family foods – starting your baby on solids

Around the middle of your baby’s first year, that is at about six months, your baby will start showing signs that he is ready for family foods: he...

5 Big Fat Lies About Breastfeeding

It seems crazy that breastfeeding is the biologically normal way to feed a baby and women have been feeding their babies at the breast since time began and yet...

A Bedtime Bottle – will it really help your baby sleep?

How often have you been told, just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep? Although this advice is almost some kind of...

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...

Big girls do breastfeed – body image and breastfeeding , one...

My mum sent me an email today with a link to an ABC news article titled “Body Image concerns causing shorter breastfeeding periods for obese women”. My mother’s...

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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,...