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5 signs of low supply and practical ways to fix it

5 signs of low supply and practical ways to fix it

Are you concerned you’re not producing enough milk for your baby? Worrying about your milk supply can be hard, stressful and draining, both physically and emotionally. Low supply is a breastfeeding challenge that mums typically encounter during the first few weeks with their little one. While studies show it affects around 10% to 15% of mothers, many lactation consultants report it's one of the biggest reasons they receive calls for help. So, let’s go straight to the experts. We had the…



What Makes Quality Child Care?

What Makes Quality Child Care?

When choosing child care, parents often ask what they should be looking for in a centre. As all Child Care Centres in Brisbane are different and as each family has differing needs when it comes to care, it is important that parents take the time to visit several centres before making their choice. It can be difficult to even ascertain what it is exactly that you and your child needs until you’ve seen what’s offered. The following are some guidelines as to what to book for before enrolling your…



Let's talk sanitary products, sustainable edition

Let's talk sanitary products, sustainable edition

With the much-anticipated release of our Cloth Pads maybe you’ve been wondering what other eco-friendly options there are to help you manage that time of month? Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while and aren’t too sure where to start? Or maybe you’re a veteran reusable owner and some of your products are due for an upgrade! With so many different options though it can be a little daunting to know where to begin which is why we’ve written this piece! We’ve looked into the Top 3 Most…



16 Incredibly Cool Facts About Your Baby

16 Incredibly Cool Facts About Your Baby

Cute, cuddly and full of curiosity, babies are amazing to say the least. A baby can brighten a room with its smile, melt a heart with its laugh and provide a whole new perspective on life. But we already know this about our little ones. What you may not know is that babies are not only filled with sweetness, but also the subject of a plethora of astonishing facts that prove babies really are the most remarkable little things on the planet. Prepare to be blown away by these 16 riveting…



Flying with a baby

Flying with a baby

By Isoki During school holidays, many of us choose to take a trip and visit family. However, the mere thought of taking your baby on a flight can be enough to bring on a panic attack. Fear not, preparation is the key to a smooth journey. In this article, Isoki takes you through some tips on ensuring stress free travel with a baby. Making the booking On a long haul flight, book a stop over half way - it gives everyone a break When booking your flight request a meal for baby – theirs come out…



What is 'normal' in breastfeeding?

What is 'normal' in breastfeeding?

What a great question! What is ‘normal’ when it comes to breast feeding? Many women are often confused by all the information they are given when they become pregnant, and that only seems to increase once baby is born and then everyone has a tip on how best to feed/change or settle your baby! It can be really confusing and sometimes stressful to know how best to look after your precious new bundle. Humans are designed to learn new skills by watching others first; we talk to our children and…



Fever and your child

Fever and your child

Fever, which is a high temperature, is common in children. It’s a normal response to many illnesses, the most common being an infection in the body. Fever itself is usually not harmful, in fact it helps the body’s immune system fight off infection. While your child’s fever is concerning to you, doctors will usually be more concerned about what is causing the fever and not what your child’s temperature is. It is more important for you to monitor any signs of the underlying illness, rather than…



Busting the booby traps of low breast milk supply

Busting the booby traps of low breast milk supply

The most common reason women say they give up breastfeeding is because they don’t think they have enough milk. Is it any wonder that a breastfeeding mother’s confidence can be shattered when almost any variation in her baby’s behavior will be explained by unhelpful advice such as, “are you sure you have enough milk?” While there are certain medical conditions that may create challenges to breast milk supply (i.e PCOS, diabetes, thyroid disorders, low iron levels, high blood pressure) there are…



What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breast is best! Here at Tresillian (https://www.tresillian.org.au/) we strongly encourage breastfeeding. For baby, breastmilk is the ideal food as it satisfies both thirst and hunger and provides all the nutrition your baby needs for the first six months. It contains antibodies that increase your baby’s immunity. Research shows that breastfed babies often have lower cholesterol and blood pressure and lower rates of obesity into adulthood. Breastmilk is also free and very portable! Many parents…



Essentials for getting your hospital bag ready

Essentials for getting your hospital bag ready

The final weeks of pregnancy can feel like forever, but your baby will soon be on the way, so it is important to be prepared and have your hospital bag handy. Packing your hospital bag can actually be a nice experience, as it means you are that little bit closer to the big day. And, being prepared might also help you feel a bit more relaxed. It is recommended to get your hospital bag with all your essentials ready by week 36. Here are some ideas on what to bring for you, your baby, and your…



What do I need for postpartum care?

What do I need for postpartum care?

When planning for a baby we have everything ready. The nursery looks perfect. You persuaded your partner that the colour scheme is exactly right and you’ve found the PERFECT cot and Moses Basket. Clothes of all ages up to 2 years are hanging fully organised in the wardrobe, stuffed toys scattered tastefully around the room. You even have a lovely rocking chair for feeding the little bundle when they finally arrive. Well done!! You have everything. Right???!!! Well what about YOU Mama what will…



How to manage your mortgage with a growing family

How to manage your mortgage with a growing family

Whether you’re about to have a baby or you’re juggling a growing family, stuff like your home loan is often the last thing on your mind. There are day-to-day living expenses to worry about and new costs, like childcare, that can sometimes put a strain on your finances. The good news is there are things you can do to ensure managing your mortgage doesn’t prevent you from doing what you love with your family. Plan for big life events It’s not always easy to think forward when there are little…



Transitioning to training pants

Transitioning to training pants

Transitioning to training undies or training pants will happen at different times for different families and will depend on whether your little one is both physically and emotionally ready to begin toilet training. The average age for toilet training is 27 months and it’s common for children to work on this anywhere from 18 months onwards (1). There are a number of readiness signs that you can watch for, to know when your little one may be ready to start their toilet training journey. So what…



5 ways to comfort a teething baby

5 ways to comfort a teething baby

Teething time can be quite an ordeal for both bubs and parents! But don't worry, there are plenty of ways you can comfort your baby through their toothy troubles and make the experience better for both of you. We've compiled a list of our 5 best recommendations that we think can help! But first off, let's start with the basics: What is teething? Teething is the process of when teeth start pushing through a baby's gums. A baby’s first tooth is an exciting milestone and will generally occur at…



Newborn skin and rashes

Newborn skin and rashes

When your baby is born, their skin will usually be soft and smooth however, as the days or weeks go by you may notice that they develop a rash. Most babies will have a rash or skin irritation at some point in the first few months. Many rashes are harmless, do not have any other symptoms, and disappear on their own. Others can require medical treatment. Newborn acne Some babies get acne on their cheeks and nose in the first few months of life. Newborn acne looks like little pimples or whiteheads…



Bringing your baby home

Bringing your baby home

Bringing your new baby home is such an exciting time! It is completely normal to have lots of questions. In this article, I share what you need to know about caring for your baby at home. Feeding Newborn babies feed very often – usually every 2-3 hours however, it is also normal for babies to cluster feed. Cluster feeding is a period of time where a baby may feed very frequently. A newborn’s stomach is tiny, and can only hold a small amount of milk, which means that they can be hungry not long…



The Importance of Early Education in the Early Years

The Importance of Early Education in the Early Years

Why is early education important? Do you know that around eighty per cent of the brain is developed in the first years of life? According to research, the brain has the ‘most plasticity or capacity for change – it’s a period of both great opportunity and vulnerability’ and the impact of early education and experiences has on the brain development is greatest during this time. An early learning environment that encourages a child to independently participate in learning is imperative for crucial…



Introducing the toddler cup

Introducing the toddler cup

Some parents feel that needing to buy a toddler cup is a clear sign that their child is getting older. And in many ways it is. Breast and bottle feeding require sucking, a survival instinct so powerful that babies start sucking when still in the womb. But drinking from a cup requires unique and different skills in gaining control over their mouth; throat, tongue and lips. Holding fluid in the mouth and controlling swallowing takes hours of practice and repetition before it becomes easy. There…



How To Increase Your Milk Supply

How To Increase Your Milk Supply

As a breastfeeding mum, I was often worried about whether I was producing enough milk for my baby. If I could have seen and calculated how much milk my baby was ingesting, I would have been so much happier. I was not on my own though, I was later to learn that most mums fret about their supply at some point, however, the truth is that most breastfeeding mums typically have the capacity to manufacture and produce more-than-enough milk for their baby. After the first few initial weeks,…



Support for Dads

Support for Dads

In mainstream Australia, Dads are traditionally encouraged to work and provide for the family and to be a Dad second. This is not everyone’s idea of being a Father. Some Dads need and want options. Let’s explore 7 different types of Dad. Have a read below and try out all the types. Try them at home, in the car, or in the playground. Try them for 5 minutes, an hour, all day, all week or forever! 1. Responsible Dad is great at organising and following through For your newborn, you can organise…