Did you ever listen to a piece of advice and decide that it was not appropriate for you? Well, that seems to be a reoccurring issue across health facilities in Australia. Every day, new mothers are given the wrong information about their feeding options and this is damaging to Only 10 facilities in New South… Continue reading My Nurse Told Me “I shouldn’t be breastfeeding my son at night at all and to just offer water”.
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Let's talk more myths! This time round, let's bust some formula feeding fables that may not be so true! You are missing out on bonding with your baby if you formula feed Bonding with your bub depends on skin-to-skin contact and facial recognition, which means that you are not missing out if you choose to… Continue reading Formula Feeding Myths
Breast Compression is a great technique to increase the flow of breast milk when feeding. If your baby is not feeding on its own, then using this technique can help encourage your baby to receive milk. What is breast compressions useful for? Babies who are struggling to gain weight Colic in the baby – this… Continue reading What is Breast Compression?
Using your breast pump can be a great way to increase your milk supply along with other tips and tricks which we posted on our '10 Ways To Increase Your Milk Supply' blog post. Power pumping works by stimulating your breasts to produce more milk by mimicking your baby going through a growth spurt - in which… Continue reading What is Power Pumping and How to Do It?
Breast refusal is when a baby refuses to attach itself to the breast after a successful period of breastfeeding. It can be an upsetting and stressful time for mum when this happens. However, there are almost always underlining reasons why your baby may be doing this so it’s important you address and correct any or… Continue reading Breast Refusal – Tips for a Baby that Refuses the Breast
Nipple shields are an amazing little device that allows mamas to continue breastfeeding with bubs who have trouble latching. It prevents that hideous pain from cracked and raw nipples! This week we spoke about nipple shields with Natalie, a mama from Melbourne who has a 3-year-old daughter called Norah and a 19-month-old bub called… Continue reading “Nipple Shields saved Breastfeeding For Me!”
It is so easy to feel like a failure as a new mum - it's actually one of the most common feelings after giving birth. And this is especially true when it comes to breastfeeding, because it's not all what it's cracked up to be (in fact sometimes it's very cracked, ouch!). This week… Continue reading “I Was Ready to Give up Breastfeeding”
This week we thought we might debunk some of these pesky breastfeeding myths that you may or may not already know about! Comment down below any other myths that you know! MYTHS Breastfeeding is meant to be painful Although breastfeeding is not supposed to be the smoothest (and yes, it may come easy to some… Continue reading Breastfeeding Myths!
Not Breastfeeding? No worries! Clinical psychologist Shoshana Bennett, PhD, says bonding is a process of familiarity–getting to know each other—that happens over time, and can be fostered no matter how baby is fed. This means that there are actually so many ways to create that special bond with your baby even if you’re bottle feeding, and we’ve… Continue reading Bonding with Your Baby Over Bottle
Being a new mother is busy enough with so many things to think about, which is why we've created a small guide on government-related resources throughout Australia. Please keep in mind that these resources are Australia-specific. Please note that this article is a guide only, please always seek professional advice from your doctor… Continue reading Where Can I Find Information or Help?