In this section you will find articles on lots of issues relevant to breastfeeding. Read about expressing breastmilk, extended breastfeeding, benefits of breastfeeding and lots, lots more.
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Formula Feeding and Childhood Obesity: Is there a link?
In recent years a link between formula feeding of infants and childhood and adult obesity has been established. This link between has been hotly debated with researchers making staunch claims on both sides. This article considers a number of potential explanations for lower rates of childhood obesity in breastfed infants.
Stretching and Massage After Tongue-tie Release
Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition in which the lingual frenulum is abnormally short, restricting the movement of the tongue tip. The most immediate impact of tongue-tie is generally on a baby's ability to breastfeed effectively.
Co-sleeping and Breastfeeding
Co-sleeping is not an unusual practice for families living in the USA and Australia, with 44% of infants aged 2 to 9 months in the USA and 41% of Australian children aged up to 2 years sharing a bed with a parent or caregiver. Co-sleeping offers many benefits for breastfeed infants and their mothers.
Alcohol and Breastfeeding
Alcohol and Breastfeeding - For the most part, women will abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy in order to provide the best start in life for their baby. However once your baby is born, you may wish to enjoy a drink with a meal, when out with friends or on a special occasion. But what if you are breastfeeding?
Relactating my son has been by far one of the most difficult experiences in my life. It has also been the most empowering, meaningful thing I may have ever done. I hope my story will inspire more women who've been discouraged to connect with the strength within them and travel this journey. This is what our bodies were made for!
Have you got enough Breast Milk?
When you’re breastfeeding it can be very difficult to tell how much your baby is drinking. And as a new mum it’s only natural to worry about if your baby is getting enough breast milk.
How to Increase Breast Milk Supply if you have Insufficient Lactation
Strategies to increase breast milk supply usually include specific breastfeeding techniques and medication. This article discusses using Traditional Chinese Medicine as an alternative strategy to help women with insufficient lactation to promote milk production and supply.
The Guide to the Perfect Maternity Bra
Gone are the days when women have to resort to bras made from uncomfortable fabrics while pregnant and breastfeeding, with no consideration for when their breasts are at their most sensitive. When purchasing a maternity bra here are some dos and don’ts for you to consider:
LilyPadz® are a patented, innovative breastfeeding pad made of a skin-like layer of silicone. The unique design of LilyPadz® maintains pressure on the nipple while in place and forms a non-absorbent barrier that actually PREVENTS breast milk leakage. No more inconvenient pad exchanges, and both you and your clothes stay dry!
Supporting Our Babies: Showing Our Breasts
The Federation of Commercial TV Stations has performed a welcome back-flip on its rating of an Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) Community Service Announcement
The Pleasure of Extended Breastfeeding
My three keen nurslings have, to me, well proven the benefits of an extended breastfeeding relationship
No matter what method you use, expressing is something which takes time to learn and the amount of milk you express is never an indication of how much milk you are making.
Breast or Bubbly?
A safe limit of alcohol consumption can’t be determined during pregnancy and breastfeeding – there are potential risks to babies whose immature livers aren’t able to process the alcohol transmitted through the placenta or their mother’s milk.
Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Cot Death
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) today announces its latest advice that breastfeeding your baby can reduce the risk of cot death.
Eating Organic Food When Pregnant and Breastfeeding-What are the benefits?
Considering an organic diet? This article explores the importance of eating organic foods and leading a healthy lifestyle whilst pregnant and breastfeeding.