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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby to sleep?

Among  all the rules about baby sleep, you are certain to hear advice to never, ever allow your baby to fall asleep on the breast! Although you may like to use other sleep cues as well as breastfeeding, advice that letting your baby fall asleep on the breast will create bad habits or that he will never learn to ‘self settle’  is unrealistic and…
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How do I give a bottle to my breastfed baby?

I am often asked, how do I get my breastfed baby to take a bottle? The baby may be refusing to accept a bottle and, especially if the mum is returning to work and can’t go to the baby during the day to breastfeed, this can be very stressful. Sometimes a mother has been advised to supplement feedings at the breast because baby isn’t thriving so…
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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 hungry and wanted a feed. I zipped down my shirt and was looking at latching her on. One of my family members offered to help, asking if I wanted my scarf. As I tried pulling up my scarf, my baby became more…
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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 there is still a plethora of misinformation that can mess up a mother's experience and feeding her baby can become a huge struggle. How many of these big fat lies have you heard - and what…
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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 out of my own mouth. Actually, it was devastating. You see, breastfeeding had been a challenge from day one. And 17 days later, there was no sign of improvement. The nurses at the hospital kept saying…
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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!