Breastfeeding Articles and Information
Are you breastfeeding or are you planning to? Check out this handy resource with all sorts of articles and information covering many aspects of breastfeeding which you may encounter!
For some women breastfeeding is relatively easily and for others the problems seem endless. So while I would encourage every mum to breastfeed, and get reliable breastfeeding help when you need it, your decision to breastfeed through problems needs to be based on what you feel is best for your and your family... read more
Weaning Your Breastfed Toddler
Lately I've been getting lots of emails from mums wanting to know how to wean their toddler off breastfeeding. It can be a tough one, especially if they aren't quite ready to give it up. Thankfully, there are lots of ideas and gentle techniques that you can try before it becomes a heartbreaking experience for you... read more
Breastfeeding and Postnatal Depression
Postnatal Depression affects many mums all over the world, it's nothing new (although it may have been called different things over the ages) and it's certainly nothing to be ashamed of. While we're not exactly sure what causes postnatal depression the symptoms include a loss of confidence or self esteem, memory difficulties and loss of concentration, feeling guilty and inadequate... read more
Which Milk for Toddlers?
Toddler Formula vs Cows Milk
Recently I have done a fair bit of research into which milk is best for toddlers as many mums seem to be concerned about whether their little ones should be drinking cows milk, low fat milk or toddler formula beyond their first birthday... read more
Introducing Solids - A Baby Led Approach
About five years ago when my son was six months old I introduced him to solids by giving him rice cereal. I remember stressing about how much he was eating, how many times a day he should eat and boy did I shovel it down until he had finished every last spoonful. I then spent the next few months boiling, pureeing and mashing most foods so that he could eat them... read more
Expressing Breast Milk
I remember being given a breast pump as a gift for my baby shower. I hadn't even had my baby and I definitely hadn't started breastfeeding yet so, well, let's just say was one of the scariest gifts I had ever received... read more
A Question of Milk Supply
When you're breastfeeding it can be very hard to tell how much your baby is drinking. And as a new mum it's only natural to worry about if your baby is getting enough breast milk. So I thought it would be useful to look at some of the issues that lead many mums to assume they have a low milk supply and explain what may really be going on... read more
Alcohol and Breastfeeding
I often hear mums talking about how they didn't get to have a drink on their anniversary or how they couldn't have a big night on New Years Eve because they were breastfeeding. And while these concerns are real for many breast feeding mums, breastfeeding doesn't have to limit you as much as you may think... read more
Further Breastfeeding Articles
Why is breastfeeding important? During pregnancy your body provides everything the developing baby needs. After the birth your breast milk provides perfect nutrition to match your baby's changing needs. Human breast milk has all the elements needed in exactly the right proportions... read more
Breastfeeding - How Important Is It?
Years ago, perhaps when you were a child, breastfeeding was not very popular. Breastfeeding was not encouraged as it is in today's society. Doctors didn't fully grasp how important and beneficial it is for a newborn baby... read more
Breastfeeding - 10 Tips for Looking after You
Breastfeeding can be a very rewarding yet challenging experience for many new mothers. In the early days with your baby, it is important to look after yourself to help establish successful breastfeeding. After all, you are the most important person to your baby at this time, so it makes sense to take care of you!... read more
Tips for Breastfeeding in Public
Even though breastfeeding education has come a long way many mums still feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public due to a perception that it is unacceptable. New mums can also feel a bit self-conscious about feeding in front of others and it is one of the reasons the women stop breastfeeding early... read more
Combining Work and Breastfeeding (Also a Business & Careers Article)
New mums returning to work in the first year of their baby's life are often faced with the dilemma of combining breastfeeding and work. It is one of the most common reasons why women stop breastfeeding and make the switch to formula... read more
Pregnancy - Maternity Bras and Nursing Bras (Also a Pregnancy Article)
For successful breastfeeding you should buy the best nursing for you. Breastfeeding a baby - especially outside of the home - can be difficult at the best of times, so it's worth spending a little time and thought before you buy the nursing bra that is right for you... read more
Men Only: Guide to Breastfeeding
There is a wealth of breastfeeding information available for women. For men on the other hand, there is a lot less guidance, and many have little idea about the process. Indeed many dads prefer to head into the next room or turn a blind eye whenever they see their partners feeding their child... read more
Is it Safe to Consume Caffeine during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding?
(Also a Pregnancy Article)
Is caffeine safe during pregnancy? Most experts agree small amounts of caffeine, which equal to about one to two cups of coffee a day, appears safe during pregnancy. The safety of larger amounts is questionable... read more
Breastfeeding and Mastitis
Mastitis is perhaps the most distressing problem you may encounter when attempting to breastfeed. You have been making it through the sleepless nights, the relentless feeding schedule, the diapers, the leaking... when all of a sudden you want to stop breastfeeding. Why?... read more
Vegetarian Diets in Children (Also a Parenting Article)
Are you a mother who is vegetarian and breastfeeding? Or is your baby or child following a vegetarian diet? Read this guide on how to understand what kinds of foods need to be substituted to provide the right balance of energy and necessary nutrients... read more
Articles about Breastfeeding Clothes, Nursing Wear and Maternity Wear
How Do Breastfeeding Clothes Make Breastfeeding Easier?
Many mums feel awkward at the thought of baring their tummies in public, even though our community is supportive of public breastfeeding... read more
The Latest Nursing Wear Trends
With more celebrities raising the profile of breastfeeding, nursing wear is the hottest new trend in maternity fashion. Breastfeeding mums no longer have to sacrifice fashion for function, with clothing now designed for discreet nursing in mind. Read these five great tips... read more
Breastfeed in Style
Breastfeeding no longer means sacrificing fashion just because you're a nursing mum! With a celebrity baby boom and resurgence of breastfeeding, maternity designers have taken note and are now designing nursing wear just for breastfeeding. With a little planning and a few tips, you'll be well on your way to breastfeeding in style... read more
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