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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 …



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 …



What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

… Breast is best! Here at Tresillian 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 tell us they’re confused by the …



Bringing Baby Home

Bringing Baby Home

… Bringing Baby Home Arriving home with a newborn and no midwife standing by to help or encourage you can be daunting. You may find you can’t take your eyes off your newborn and burst into tears for no good reason. Your breasts leak and you can’t sleep despite being exhausted. Don’t worry it’s all normal. Surviving the first weeks at home requires a calm attitude. Expectations and Support If you have been a person that is always in control you may need to relax a little, as the first few weeks …



6 Tips for Flying with a Baby

6 Tips for Flying with a Baby

… By Julie Rout, Director & Co-Founder , Ben & Ellie Baby You'd be forgiven for thinking that flying with a baby would be a challenge. But it's easier than you'd imagine if you're informed and prepared. Read on to find out how you can make travelling with a baby easy. 1. Book the bassinet. Being prepared starts from before you even step foot on the plane. Flying with a baby gives you first priority for the roomy bulkhead seats with the baby bassinets. Even if you don't intend on putting …



A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

… A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth By Liz Wilkes, My Midwives Women have lots of information around what to expect from the birthing process but it tends to make it look like there is a significant amount of blood, gore and carnage - or it is a glorified process where there is little need to discuss some of the things you may see and do. This article aims to overview a few of the changes that you and your baby may undergo in the last days of pregnancy and …



Bringing Baby Home: Why Baby Needs a Sun Hat

Bringing Baby Home: Why Baby Needs a Sun Hat

… Bringing Baby Home: Why Baby Needs a Sun Hat By Sienna Aloisio, Bedhead Hats The final few months in the lead up to welcoming a new baby into the family are often full of frantically running around making sure everything is perfect for them… You’ve got everything you could possibly think you might need but you still have that looming feeling that you’ve forgotten something utterly vital. Nursery? Check Cot? Check Nappies? Check Bath? Check Toys? Check Cute clothes? Check The truth is, if …



Toilet Training

Toilet Training

… Once your child begins to show they are recognising their bodily functions, this is a good time to think about starting toilet training. This is usually anytime from around 18 months up until two or three years. One sign is when your child’s nappy is drier for longer. Another sign is when your child starts to tell you when their nappy is wet or soiled as they start to recognise this is happening. At this stage begin talking to your child about the toilet and read stories promoting toilet …



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

… By Dominic Alford, Relationships Australia 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! Responsible Dad is great at organising and following …



That's the way the Lactation Cookie Crumbles

That's the way the Lactation Cookie Crumbles

… Have you ever felt like screaming ‘I’m done!’. Like turning the music up so loud that you can’t hear the misguided comments. Or locking yourself away so you can’t feel the judging stares? It seems that there is so much pressure on mums nowadays. ’Use cloth nappies, not disposables’. ’Stay home and care for your baby’. ‘Go to work and earn a living for your family’. Keep the house clean, cook healthy meals, brush your hair and look presentable, lose the baby weight, take time for your self-care, …



The great outdoors - with a new baby

The great outdoors - with a new baby

… Well done! You've managed to get through giving birth, survived the postnatal wards and have kept your head above water at home with your lovely new baby. Autopilot engaged and every day becomes a ritual of feeds, nappies, washing, naps and repeat. It's so easy to 'just stay indoors' at home because you are exhausted, the world out there seems so much more daunting with a baby and you might be afraid your baby might pick up nasty bugs. There are no hard and fast rules about when you can …



New to breastfeeding? Common questions answered

New to breastfeeding? Common questions answered

… What’s in breast milk? Here are a few amazing things you may not know that breast milk does: Breast milk contains live cells, like stem cells. These stem cells can be directed to become other body cell types such as bone, fat, liver and brain cells and may act as a type of “internal repair system” Colostrum, the first milk you make, may not seem like a lot of volume, but it’s jam-packed with ingredients, that protect your baby against diseases. Colostrum is known as a baby’s first …



Blocked ducts and mastitis

Blocked ducts and mastitis

… What are the differences between blocked ducts and mastitis? Blocked duct A blocked duct is an area or segment of the breast where milk flow is obstructed causing a tender lump or spot in the breast. Local symptoms: Reddened area or segment of the breast which becomes tender, hard and painful Occasionally there can be localised tenderness or pain without an obvious lump Systemic symptoms: Occasionally a low grade fever may be present—less than 38.5 degrees celsius. Mastitis Mastitis is an …



The truth about breastfeeding

The truth about breastfeeding

… Taking your new baby home is a time of great excitement, yet not without its challenges; one of which can be breastfeeding. Below 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. It is not normal for breastfeeding to hurt Many mothers feel some nipple pain that ceases beyond the initial attachment in the early weeks. If pain lasts beyond the initial attachment or if there are signs of …



Tips for Toilet Training

Tips for Toilet Training

… The process of toilet training takes time (patience!) and is gradual. These general tips may help you in your toilet training journey. However, since every child is different, you may discover other simple ways to get the job done. 1.Introduce toileting as a fun thing. First of all, introduce the very idea of getting potty/toilet trained as a fun activity for your toddler. Introduce it as a happy change from getting cleaned on the change table to getting cleaned after the potty. 2. …



21 tips to help my dad connect with me

21 tips to help my dad connect with me

… Most men like a good manual! Here it is, an easy to read, step by step guide, which explores the significant stages of child development for men... My dad and me and how we connect! Pre-birth For some guys it can be a confusing time as they struggle to find a way of relating with their unborn baby. Here are some useful ways to stay close to your unborn child. 1. Get familiar Read books and go online to research your baby's progress and development through the pregnancy. 2. Get to the heart …



What to Consider When Choosing a Stroller

What to Consider When Choosing a Stroller

… What is a stroller? A ‘stroller’ often refers to a model of pram with an upright seat. Strollers are lightweight and compact, making travel a breeze. They are especially great for those living in the city and inner-city suburbs, since they are easy to manoeuvre when out shopping, strolling in the park, or going to cafes.For this reason, strollers are a great choice for an active lifestyle. There are different types of strollers for different purposes: 1. Layback stroller: These strollers are …



Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

… With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), people have used their imaginations to continue to acknowledge the special moments in their lives. One of the most important celebrations is being pregnant. Unfortunately, during this pandemic, many countries are in lockdown or under quarantine. Current in Australia, there are recommendations to social distance and not gather in large numbers. Being pregnant, you may feel uneasy being around others so we have put together a guide on …