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Baby Food Pouches and Other Practical Ways to Store Baby Food

So you got a bit carried away and made a whole big batch of homemade baby food. Too much to use in a couple of days. Can you store the extra baby food and for how long? Reusable baby food pouches are just one easy way to store your homemade baby food, but there are other options too.

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Australian parents are so confused about allergies

Guidelines about allergies and food introduction has changed a lot over the last few decades. We now know that introducing common allergenic foods early to your baby, reduces the risk of childhood allergy by 80%

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Responsive bottle feeding

Many families use bottles to feed their baby. For these families, some simple tweaks to the way the bottle is given may help baby to regulate their own appetite, provide better digestive comfort and support the development of a close and connected relationship.

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Sharing the load while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby brings with it so many brilliant benefits; it's free, plentiful, and carefully calibrated to suit your baby throughout every phase of their development. But there's a catch: nursing demands that your breasts be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.. There is a simple solution.

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How to choose the best bibs for you and your baby

The last thing on your mind is which bibs to buy and if you need them at all. We will help you to decide what are the options when it comes to buying bibs and answer some of the most common questions.

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What is Baby-Led Weaning?

Apart from the traditional 3 stage process of introducing solids, you may find other ways or methods to follow. One in particular that is getting some hype is a method called ‘Baby Led Weaning’ and is based on the self-feeding characteristics of breastfeeding.

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Self-Feeding Skills in Babies

aching self-feeding skills to your baby is a very important developmental stage for your baby. In this article we give some helpful tips and hints.

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Some Top Tips on Breastfeeding from Tresillian. Why is breastmilk the ideal food for baby; what are the benefits of breastfeeding, how do you deal with an oversupply or undersupply of milk and what impact does stress have on a breastfeeding mother.

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How to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding

There are many benefits of having a baby that can bottle feed as well as breastfeed. Although it might sound simple enough, bottle rejection is a common issue that many mum's and bubs struggle with.

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Self-Feeding Skills in Babies

Learning to self-feed is a very important development stage for your baby. It’s a time when your baby learns to eat independently and to develop life skills like co-ordination and motor skills by grabbing, holding and (eventually) using utensils and cups.

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Breast Milk – Benefits for Babies and mums

One of the purest forms of food that nature has created for babies is breast milk. Check out all the benefits that breastfeeding generates on your baby!

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Introducing solids – what & when?!

Introducing solid foods to baby is a very confusing and daunting task for most first-time parents. Most of us are wondering ‘how, what and when do I feed my baby?’

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Pump it! 5 Tips to express more breastmilk

like many things in this motherhood gig, breastmilk pumping is a skill. Here are 5 tips to get you started:

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Homemade Baby Food – Storage, Tips & Advice!

The benefits of making homemade baby food and tips and advice on how to safely prepare, store and serve it!

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Glass Baby Bottles vs. Plastic Baby Bottles

Thinking of changing to glass baby bottles but aren't sure what the benefits are? Here are 8 reasons to choose glass over plastic!

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Your Guide to Sippy and Straw Cups!

Everything you need to know about sippy and straw cups - including different types and how to transition your baby from a bottle!

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Combination feeding

Breast, bottle or both. Let's take it back to basics on your feeding options.

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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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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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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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Introducing solids: purees vs baby led weaning

There are two main approaches to introducing solids, these feeding methods can be used solely, or combined to suit the baby’s needs.

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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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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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Baby food puree: what you need to know

With the help of NUK and experts at The Research Institute of Child Nutrition, your food puree for your baby will be a success right from the start.

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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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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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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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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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Starting baby on yoghurt

So you think your baby may be ready to enjoy yoghurt? With all the different guidelines out there it can get confusing. Here is the latest advice...

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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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All about solid foods

The introduction of solid foods is a time of excitement and experimentation for babies and their parents. Learning the mechanics of taking food from a spoon, chewing and transferring it from the front of the tongue to the back of the mouth and then swallowing takes time and lots of practice.

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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 to create a special bond when bottle feeding your baby

With all the research and information surrounding the benefits of breastfeeding, mothers who are bottle feeding their baby can feel a little left out. And for those who would have preferred to breastfeed but for whatever reason weren’t able to, being constantly reminded of the “superior” aspects of breastfeeding can be difficult to cope with.

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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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