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”.
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?
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!”
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?
“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
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”