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?
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
One of the reasons we started this blog was to stop the spread of misinformation regarding breastfeeding and the choice to use formula. The National Australian Breastfeeding Strategy (2017) has included many testimonies from women who have simply been given the wrong advice and this has contributed to the barriers of unsuccessful breastfeeding, as experienced… Continue reading “Incorrect Advice Meant I Lost My Milk Supply”
Mummy blogger @ebonycurtis_ had her first baby at only 16. Now at 22 she's pregnant with her third (it's a girl!) and is planning on trying to breastfeed for longer than she did with her first two. We asked her to share her story for our blog to help make other mums aware of the importance… Continue reading “My Breastfeeding Journey Started at 16”
Mama (of two) and Instagram influencer, Hollie of When Three Becomes Four shared with us her incredible breastfeeding experience, which details her difficult journey of coming to find both her son and daughter had a tongue-tie, a problem which often goes undiagnosed even after many unsuccessful and painful attempts at breastfeeding. Read her story below. … Continue reading “Finding out My Daughter (and Son) had a Tongue-tie”
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
I know that as a new mum it was often hard to find bloggers that I felt like I could relate to, or just in general wanted to read for advice. So I have gone ahead and compiled a (work in progress) list of my personal favourite 'mum' blogs. All of the below are blogs… Continue reading Our favourite Mummy Bloggers
No one prepared me for that second day after giving birth when my boobs basically became hard rocks and my nipples swelled to the point my baby couldn't even fit it in her mouth and take any milk. I was just like "Is this really how breastfeeding is supposed to be? My boobs are… Continue reading Engorgement.