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breastfeeding problems

Ten Top Boobie Traps and the Best Tips to Beat Them

Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby, but it often doesn’t come naturally at first. It’s helpful to understand that just like learning a new dance, you and your tiny partner can take a little while to get 'in step' together. As you learn how to hold your baby comfortably, your little one has to coordinate sucking, swallowing and…
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Worst Breastfeeding Advice – Ever!

One of the most common reasons for breastfeeding problems is unhelpful advice. We have asked real mums, ‘what was the worst breastfeeding advice you have been told? ‘ Here is what they said – and why this is bad advice: 1)“My baby was only 4 hours old and I was told, ‘you don't have much there as it is, so don't make him work harder for it!’…
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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 proud mamas enjoying this precious relationship with their little ones and the celebrity mothers glamorously multi –tasking or being pampered (think, makeup artist, hairdresser) with a baby on the breast…
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Tongue tie – is it causing feeding problems?

Sarah was desperate. Her three week old baby Tom was unsettled, squirming at the breast and because he wasn’t sucking well, she had been topping him up with formula so her milk supply was rapidly diminishing. She had seen a paediatrician who told her Tom had 'behavioural problems' and she was feeding him too often. Her baby health nurse had told…
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Nikki’s Breastfeeding Journey – tears to triumph!

I'm a lawyer and now first time mum at 26 years old. I was so excited to have a baby and determined to breastfeed. I went to the Australian breastfeeding association classes while pregnant, went to antenatal classes, read blogs, researched the Internet, read books, spoke to my mum who breastfed her 3 babies for 12 months each and my sister who did…
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Breastfeeding a Newborn – Dee’s Story

Thinking about my early days with my journey....is an interesting reflection, now my little girl is 7.5 mths and it feels like those early days are so long ago. I remember going into hospital with a bit of trepidation about feeding, a lot of people would ask me if I planned to breastfeed and I’d answer honestly “i hope so” the hope...I guess being…
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Pinky McKay's Breastfeeding Simply eBook

‘Breastfeeding Simply – How to make breastfeeding easy, enjoyable and successful’ by Pinky McKay, IBCLC Lactation Consultant (that’s the gold standard for breastfeeding professionals), is a complete, easy to follow road map that reveals how you can produce nature’s own amazing wonder food for your baby – simply, easily, successfully – RIGHT NOW!