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
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
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”. I’m sure at some point we’ve heard our mother, grandmother, friend or family member preach this quote. But what does it mean? And what does this have to do with breastfeeding? Well, for centuries medicine has been the basis and foundation of medicine and many… Continue reading 15 Foods To Maintain Milk Supply
A lot of the time in the media, we are told about what is "normal" or "acceptable" in society and this applies to the way mothers are feeding their bubs. This is harmful because every mother has a unique set of circumstances which may restrict them to certain methods that may not appear "the norm".… Continue reading Supporting Other Mothers
If you’re choosing to bottle feed your baby we’ve put together some tips and tricks to help you out and make it an easy and enjoyable time to spend with your baby. Choosing Your Formula Take your time choosing a baby formula that is of the highest quality possible with no nasties in them. You… Continue reading Formula Feeding Tips
This week we are very lucky to have a special guest blogger: MaryAnne! MaryAnne is a passionate and fully qualified childcare practitioner who blogs about her experiences as a nanny. Her blog is filled with tips and tricks from recipes to advice on travelling with tots so check it out here. Below, she shares… Continue reading Nanny MaryAnne Shares Her Knowledge on Infant Feeding
We all know how great breastfeeding is for bub and you – it reduces risk of SIDS, provides natural antibodies to fight bacteria and disease, lowers your risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer, helps you bond with baby and so much more. But did you also know that there are so many factors that… Continue reading 10 Ways to Increase Milk Supply
For nine months your body is a home and sanctuary to the little human inside you, thus your body transforms in ways you couldn't imagine. Every woman will have a different experience and will go through different changes. Despite these varying experiences and changes, social media would have you believe that every woman can bounce… Continue reading Your Body is Beautiful – Post Baby Body