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Breastfeeding

Get to know the breastfeeding lingo

Don’t yet know your areola from your elbow? No problem. Read on.

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Getting your head around breastfeeding

For women who’ve never breastfed before or who are pregnant for the first time, here are some tips to understand the process:

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Breastfeeding – what I wish I could have told myself

Perhaps no one could have prepared me for breastfeeding, even if I had have been a little more tuned in.

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Galactagogues - what are they and why you might need them

The true definition of this Greek word is ‘a substance that promotes lactation in humans and animals. It may be synthetic, plant-derived or endogenous.’

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How to breastfeed past 12 months

This article is for those who have decided to practice extended breastfeeding but are a little unsure of the ‘in’s and out’s’ of it all.

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Expressing - the how, when and where

Most mothers will express their breastmilk for their baby at some time - so this article helps to explain the how, the when and the where.

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The benefits of breastfeeding beyond 12 months

How long should you breastfeed for? We explore the benefits of breastfeeding older children and extended breastfeeding.

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Busting the booby traps of low breast milk supply

While there are certain medical conditions that may create challenges to breast milk supply there are also a lot of ‘booby traps’ that have mothers reaching for the bottle.

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New to breastfeeding? Common questions answered

Katie James, Education Manager at Medela answers some of the most common breastfeeding questions.

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Ten latching tips for breastfeeding mums

The Baby Manual provides their top ten latching tips for the breastfeeding mum.

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Breastfeeding – five tips to help you through the first three days

As you practice, you will find it gets easier and soon, you will find breastfeeding the natural intuitive experience it is meant to be. Here are some tips to help get you through the first three days.

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Your milk supply at the beginning

Johanna Clark from Franjos Kitchen talks through what you could expect in your milk supply at the beginning of your breastfeeding journey.

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Five tips for breastfeeding your newborn

Lainie Coombes from Momsense provides her five tips for breastfeeding your newborn.

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition

This talk includes tips and tricks on how to save time by making nutrient dense snacks and meals that will nourish and fuel the body and how to boost breast milk supply.

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The importance of a breastfeeding bra and why you need one

Hotmilk Lingerie explain why a breastfeeding bra is so important and how it differs to a regular bra.

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Blocked ducts and mastitis

Mater Mothers explains the difference between blocked ducks and mastitis, the common causes of both and how to manage breastfeeding.

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Painful breastfeeding - why does it hurt?

If you are suffering with painful breastfeeding problems, it’s likely you have many questions. What follows are some answers to these important questions to help you figure out if you are on the right track or whether you should be seeking further assistance.

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Top 5 things you need to know about breastfeeding

Whether you have a new baby or are on to your second (or third or fourth!), learning how to breastfeed can present some challenges. To help you sort the good from the not-so-good, Babiz have collated their top five things you need to know about breastfeeding.

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Breastfeeding milestones - a step by step guide to what breastfeeding bras you need

This article helps to simplify breastfeeding by giving you a run down on what to expect and the essential items you need to make breastfeeding less daunting.

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5 tips for preventing food allergies - pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition

What to eat during pregnancy to minimise your child’s risk of food allergies and intolerances and the benefits of breastfeeding for food allergies and intolerances

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The role of love hormone oxytocin when breastfeeding

This talk looks into the role of the hormone which helps you to breastfeed, bond and express milk.

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Breastfeeding problems – supply concerns

Does your baby want to feed more frequently or drink for shorter periods, or do your breasts seem softer? These are all completely normal occurrences but may worry you.

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Breastfeeding tips to help you minimise nipple damage

Here are some great tips from GAIA that may assist in minimising damage to your nipples when breastfeeding.

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Giving your baby water - your guide

Many parents wonder “when can I give my baby water?” This guide from Tommee Tippee tells you everything you need to know.

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Essential nutrition throughout each trimester and during breastfeeding

This talk discusses both dietary and lifestyle recommendations for women throughout pregnancy and in preparation for a healthy breastfeeding experience.

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What is the range of 'normal' when breastfeeding?

This talk will give mothers an understanding of why their baby likes to feed in a certain pattern and helps boost their confidence with breastfeeding.

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Nutrition – what your baby needs

Breast milk contains all the nutrients, fatty acids, antibodies and immune properties babies need to grow.

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When breastfeeding doesn't work out

"I didn't breastfeeding could be so challenging". Lets look at when it doesn't go as you planned.

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Breastfeeding – not as easy as it looks

Breastfeeding can often feel like a clunky dance with our baby but with some simple nutritional tips women can hope for a better breastfeeding experience.

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The truth about breastfeeding

Here we share with you some truths to dispel a number of common myths about breastfeeding that can affect the breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby.

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Weaning your baby

Many parents have a number of questions when it comes to stopping breastfeeding. Tommee Tippee have a helpful guide that can point you in the right direction - including three different stages of weaning your baby.

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Methods of sterilisation

There are a number of methods of sterilisation to make sure your baby bottles are safe to use. Here is a guide courtesy of Tommee Tippee to help you find the right one.

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Breastfeeding and returning to work

Many mums need to return to work whilst still breastfeeding. Here are some ways to make this an easy process for your employer, yourself and your baby.

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Breastfeeding information from a Lactation Specialist

Important information for new and expectant mothers with up to date breastfeeding information to prepare you for, or assist you with, breastfeeding your baby.

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Preparing for life with a newborn

With so much to consider when you are expecting a newborn, Dr Ross takes you through how to prepare for life with a newborn, what to expect once you leave the hospital and ongoing newborn care.

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Go to guide for hygienic handling of expressed breastmilk

Important tips for hygienic handling of expressed breastmilk, Including storage, warming, cleaning and transportation.

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Dream feeding

Dream feeding is when a baby feeds during their sleep. Dream feeds can be done equally well with babies who are breast or bottle fed. The process of dream feeding generally means that a baby who is already asleep is picked up gently from their cot, placed in their parent’s arms and fed.

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What is 'normal' in breastfeeding?

A guide to what is normal is breastfeeding and the differences in "normal" that mums and babies can experience as well as some useful tips for when their could be a problem and when to seek assistance.

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How do I know if my baby is getting enough breast milk?

Instead of looking at the volume markers on feeding bottles, it’s necessary to look for other, more subtle signs that your baby is getting enough milk to grow and thrive.

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Breastfeeding tips for new and expectant mums

Experienced lactation consultant, Susan Childs from Mater Mothers' Hospital provides new and expectant mothers with up-to-date breastfeeding tips to prepare you for, or assist you with, breastfeeding your baby.

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Expressing breast milk – what no one else will tell you

When it comes to expressing breast milk, no matter what thinking, planning, dreaming and scheming women invest into predicting the need to do this and how their life as a mother generally will be, nothing can really prepare them for the truth.

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Preparing to breastfeed & the early DAZE of breastfeeding

This video covers information on reflux, supply and demand, early hunger signs, baby led attachment, cluster feeding and more.

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