Breastfeeding – your letdown reflex and why it matters

“When I’m breastfeeding, I get a weird tightness and sore tingly feeling like really strong pins and needles in my boobs – tell me they aren’t going to...

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...

Breastfeeding – why your baby’s not ‘just using you as a...

You’re stuck on the couch having the life sucked out of you by the tiny person latched onto your breast as though his life depends on you (actually,...

Feeling the ‘nipple cripple’ – when breastfeeding hurts and how to...

Are you curling your toes in pain at each breastfeed? Are you becoming anxious and dreading every feed because you know it will hurt like hell? It’s normal to...

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...

Every breastfeed is a success

"I popped into the doctors’ to have my toddlers cough checked," says Kate, mother of a just turned two year old. "I mentioned to the GP that I...

Breastfeeding while you are pregnant – how safe is it?

Sophie has just found out she’s pregnant. She’s excited but anxious. You see, she’s still breastfeeding her 14 month old, Mia, and she isn’t ready to wean. However,...

Crying baby, sleepless nights – could your baby have reflux?

Your baby is irritable, grizzly, hates lying on his back, spits up or vomits often, has hiccups constantly and he is a nightmare to feed: he starts to...

11 things every mum can do to protect your mental health...

As a breastfeeding mother you are everything to your baby – food, comfort and nurturing. Around the clock. It’s a lot of pressure to know you are the...

When baby refuses the breast – weaning or a nursing strike?

Here you are, dripping milk, all ready for your baby to feed – but he won’t! If you have a newborn, there is every chance you will be ‘woman...

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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,...