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Introducing solids – what & when?!

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?’ According to the Department of Health, Australian Government, all babies need to be exclusively breastfed until they are six months of age. Once the baby is around six months (and not before 4 months), it is time to introduce solid food. Why does my baby need solids? As baby grows, the nutritional needs of baby also change.…



Breastfeeding – what I wish I could have told myself

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. I mean, If there was a degree obtained through childbirth education, I had graduated with Honours. At the time, I couldn’t get enough of the stuff. Labor signs, contraction management strategies, physiology of birth, the current trends and birth gurus – vaginal birth, caesarean birth, breech birth, active birth, calm birth, hypnobirth, orgasmic birth… You name it, I knew about it. I mean, I…



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…



How to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding

How to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding

Whether you plan on combined feeding from the start, are going back to work or just want to add some flexibility to your routine, 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 mums and bubs struggle with, particularly if bub is exclusively breastfed for the first six months’ says NUK spokesperson Midwife Cath. Here are our top tips on how to transition from breast to…



The fourth trimester of motherhood including sleep

The fourth trimester of motherhood including sleep

Once your baby arrives you will experience a new way of living like no other. You will transition and begin navigating everything the best you can for you and your baby. This article takes you into the world of mum and baby in the first 12 weeks beyond the womb (also known as the Fourth Trimester). After the initial rush of baby announcements and leaving the hospital, you will find yourself settling at home in the ‘newborn bubble’. This largely entails meeting the needs of the tiny bundle…



Breastfeeding tips to help you minimise nipple damage

Breastfeeding tips to help you minimise nipple damage

Many pregnant women express a desire to breastfeed their baby after they are born. Breastfeeding, although natural, is a learned skill for you and your baby, but many mums report that once they got the hang of it, they found it really enjoyable and rewarding. When you begin breastfeeding, your nipples may be sensitive and you can expect some early nipple tenderness. A little time and patience in the early stages, good attachment and taking care when getting baby on and off the breast should…



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

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

Congratulations! Here you are, gazing at your amazing newborn, completely overawed and overwhelmed at the prospect of nurturing and nourishing this little being. Breastfeeding your baby feels like a huge responsibility, you desperately want to make this work but you have heard all sorts of stories about how difficult it can be. The thing to remember is that although breastfeeding is natural, it is a skill that you and your tiny baby will be learning together as you get to know each other. As…



Tips for how dads can bond with their baby

Tips for how dads can bond with their baby

Often we equate feeding with bonding, but there are so many other ways that Dad's can bond and connect with their new baby. While Mum may be spending a lot of time feeding, here are some brilliant ways that you can connect with your newborn. Sing, read or talk to your baby in the womb – research has shown that babies can begin to respond to voices or noise from around 26 weeks of pregnancy. This is a great way to connect with your baby, and your voice will be something that comforts them once…



Your Guide to Sippy and Straw Cups!

Your Guide to Sippy and Straw Cups!

Feeding a baby is both a pleasurable and stressful experience for most parents, especially for the first-time parent who has little knowledge about bottle feeding, sippy and straw cups. Though breastfeeding comes naturally for both mother and baby, it may not be the case with bottle feeding. It requires a lot of effort and patience on the part of the mother to start bottle feeding the baby. However once the baby gets the hang of a bottle, the next stage is to transition the baby to a sippy cup…



Sleep and settling - what to expect in the first three months

Sleep and settling - what to expect in the first three months

Expectations regarding your baby’s sleep can be the source of great anxiety if you believe your baby is not sleeping ’well’ or ‘enough’. Understanding how variable babies’ sleep patterns are from baby to baby, and from week to week according to individual feeding, growth and developmental stages can help relieve your concerns, and help you to ‘go with the flow’ of your baby’s individual needs. Comfort and reassurance When babies are born they must adapt to their new world and will be comforted…



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

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

Your little baby is here - how exciting! In this article I outline some of the unexpected but completely normal things that can happen in those first few days with your new baby. Knowledge really is power, and knowing what to expect can help you to feel more confident as you navigate your new role as parents. Bleeding After the birth of your baby you will have bleeding for the first few weeks. Initially this will be like a heavy period, then it will become more of a pink/brown colour. Most…



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…



What is Baby-Led Weaning?

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. Baby led weaning is where you skip the puree stage, and simply jump to the finger food stage. This allows the baby to pick up, touch and play, smell, and taste the usual family foods – such as a thick finger piece of steak, a thick finger…



How to dress for your post-baby body

How to dress for your post-baby body

Being a new mum can be tough. You are sleep deprived, struggling to get your head around feeding this new baby in a body you don't recognise - throw in what to wear to accommodate both and it can be a minefield. The trick is to build an easy capsule wardrobe that will take all the stress out of dressing. PBC Expo asked Lucie Trinco, founder of Il Tutto luxury baby bags and mum of three, how to dress for your new body... Having been a ‘pre-pregnancy’ dress wearer, this was essential for me. I…



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…



Baby Basics

Baby Basics

The early weeks of being a new parent bring joy and fulfillment, but also anxiety and bewilderment. Feeding Feeding is your baby’s prime need – you can’t settle a hungry baby. So, the first thing you need to learn is how to feed your baby. Your baby’s day revolves around their feed/sleep cycle. The benefits of breastfeeding are many, for both you and your baby. Your breast milk increases baby’s resistance to infection and disease, satisfies both hunger and thirst, and meets all their…



Nappy bag checklist

Nappy bag checklist

What you need to pack in your nappy bag depends on how long you will be out and about, how old your bub is and the time of day you are out. So what are the real necessities for your nappy bag? Here, Isoki provides their tips on what to pack in your nappy bag. Nappies – as a general guide – I like to have 1 for every 2 hours I’m going to be out - or 6 if I’m going out all day … just in case Baby wipes – I try to take a half full pack – so it’s lighter. I just keep switching the pack from the…



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…



Colic in Babies

Colic in Babies

Colic in Babies Colic is an unexplainable unsettled period where your baby is crying for a long time, sometimes for hours, and is inconsolable. The true definition is crying for more than 3 hours per day, for more than 3 days per week for more than 1 week and no failure to thrive. If your baby is feeding normally and your doctor says that everything is fine, then try not to worry. Our tips may help. What is colic? Your baby cries, is agitated (won’t stop wriggling) and passes wind. According to…



Physical Development in Your Baby

Physical Development in Your Baby

Your baby is growing and developing everyday. Each month or even each day, brings new skills, new processing and progress. Read about your baby's developing skills. Why does your baby smile, babble, sit up or walk for the first time? There are specialists who believe babies and children develop from the tops of their bodies to the bottom and from the middle of the body to the tips of their fingers and toes. Being aware of this principle makes it easier to understand how your baby develops and…