Tag: breastfeeding

Menstruation after childbirth

Posted in New Mum, Pregnancy

When should you expect your periods to start again after you’ve had a baby? What’s normal? And what’s not? We answer the questions all new mums have. When will I get my period again after I’ve had a baby? There’s no definite answer to this as it varies from woman to woman. It’s also affected […]

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Tips for Breastfeeding Whilst Working

Today there are many mothers who want to or need to return to work but want to continue breastfeeding.   Here are some tips to assist you in breastfeeding your baby whilst returning to work:   Your determination and desire to continue breastfeeding is very important. You have to be organised and prepared. What is […]

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Tips for Breastfeeding While Taking Medication

It is possible for you to contaminate your breastmilk if you are taking particular drugs.   Are you having to take medication for long periods of time?  Are you on medicines for diabetes?  Or a course of antibiotics?  Or just a one off tablet like a sedative?  Whatever your situation you need to seek advice. […]

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Tips for Breastfeeding

A healthy body and mind is essential when you’re breastfeeding.  A happy mother means a happy baby!  Here are a few tips for you to keep producing good quality milk: Lots of rest! Your mammary glands will produce more milk when you are resting. Make sure you are relaxed during breastfeeding. When you are stressed […]

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Myths About Breastfeeding

Posted in Breastfeeding, New Mum

After you give birth there will be lots of advice given about breastfeeding.  However, not all advice is good advice! Here are some myths around breastfeeding: Myth : Women who drink breast milk can multiply her milk supply. Fact : You can maximize your milk production by increasing the frequency of breastfeeding and expressing milk. […]

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How to: get a Good Breastfeeding Latch

Breastfeeding is part of a natural bond between mothers and babies – but this doesn’t mean that it comes naturally to everyone. How to get your baby to latch To help create this bond and get into a feeding routine with your baby, try to breastfeed within an hour of delivering. If you’re struggling getting […]

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How to: Hold your baby whilst Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful but worrying parts of being a new mum. A lot of women fear their baby won’t latch or that the position they are in isn’t right. There are many different positions you can use when breastfeeding. There is no one position that is better than the others, so […]

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Diet After Childbirth

Many women become concerned with their weight after giving birth.  Many are concerned that they’ll never look the same as they did before being pregnant. Whilst its good to have a healthy balanced diet you need to be careful as a drastic change in diet can have an affect on your hormones. Your diet should […]

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Breastfeeding Styles

Every baby feeds differently from the next. Below are different styles of breastfeeding, observed by experts from Yale University, USA: ‘Barracuda’ type. This is the type of baby that once the breast is shown to them they energetically suck the nipple for 10-20 minutes.  This can result in painful nipples but gradually your child will […]

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Dos and Don’ts of Breastfeeding

There is a lot of literature out there on breastfeeding which can get slightly confusing for new moms. Yes, breastfeeding will seem like an uphill battle at times, but the benefits of feeding your baby breast milk make it worth it. It will  boost his\her immune system in the long run,  decrease your stress level […]

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