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Breastfeeding Information

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Breastfeeding Information

In this section you will find articles on lots of issues relevant to breastfeeding. Read about expressing breastmilk, extended breastfeeding, benefits of breastfeeding, breastfeeding issues and lots, lots more.

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Breastfeeding articles

Relactation

Relactation By Yardana Sirken Since I was a little girl, as silly as it may sound, my life's goal was to be a mother. Someday I would have a baby whom I would love with all my heart and, naturally, I would breastfeed. My mother was heavily involved with the La Leche League, a Q global breastfeeding organization, and breastfed my brother and I until we were 6 and two and a half, respectively. When she fell ill with

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Co-sleeping and Breastfeeding

Co-sleeping and Breastfeeding By Michelle Simmons Clinical Midwifery Consultant Historically, women all over the world have effectively combined co-sleeping and breastfeeding for thousands of years in order to meet the psychological, physical and social needs of their infant. Breastfeeding infants feed regularly throughout the day and night time during the early months of life. Mothers who are breastfeeding their infants need to be in close proximity to their infant in order to read their infants cues and meet their

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Eating Organic Food When Pregnant and Breastfeeding-What are the benefits?

Eating Organic Food When Pregnant and Breastfeeding-What are the benefits? By Raquel Bosustow As a mother of three children under four, Raquel Bosustow, owner of Organics Only, understands the importance of eating organic food and leading a healthy lifestyle whilst pregnant and breastfeeding. Raquel found a study conducted by the Journal of Applied Nutrition in 1993 that has proved organically grown fruit and vegetables have a higher nutritive content than conventional produce. Organic apples, wheat, corn, potatoes and peas

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Should pregnant and breastfeeding women take Iodine supplements?

Should pregnant and breastfeeding women take Iodine supplements? There have been reports in the media recently linking a lack of Iodine in pregnant and breastfeeding women’s diets to intellectual problems in their children. Several studies have shown a re-emergence of mild to moderate Iodine deficiency in school children, healthy adults and pregnant women. This was identified in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and New Zealand. Over a third of the world’s population live in areas where there is Iodine

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Have you got enough Breast Milk?

Have you got enough Breast Milk? By Lorraine Cuadro 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.  So I thought it would be helpful to look at some of the issues that make many mums think they don’t have enough milk and explain what might really be going on. Reduced Breast Size

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Expressing Breastmilk

Expressing Breastmilk By Lorraine Cuadro I remember being given a breast pump as a gift for my baby shower. I hadn’t even had my baby and I definitely hadn’t started breastfeeding yet so, well, let’s just say it was one of the scariest gifts I have ever received.The funny thing is looking back I can now honestly say that it is definitely the most useful gift I have ever received. That’s not to say that all pregnant or breastfeeding

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How to Increase Breast Milk Supply if you have Insufficient Lactation

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply if you have Insufficient Lactation By Karen Pohlner Breastfeeding is a highly emotive, politically charged topic within the maternal and child health care industry. There are many strong views around the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of breastfeeding which can leave new mums feeling conflicted, confused and under unnecessary pressure.  Never the less as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, not a lactation specialist I add my voice to the conversation. There is a large

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Using Pressure Softening to Help with Attachment

Using Pressure Softening to Help with Attachment By Jane Palmer The following information is an excerpt from the latest edition of Pregnancy for Dummies When breasts are engorged or nipples swollen, your baby may have difficulty attaching to the breast. Reverse pressure softening is a simple technique developed by Jean Cotterman that can help with attachment in these cases. The technique can be used in the first two weeks after the baby’s birth and you can perform it easily

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Stretching and Massage After Tongue-tie Release

Stretching and Massage After Tongue-tie Release Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition in which the lingual frenulum (the thin piece of skin under the baby's tongue) is abnormally short, restricting the movement of the tongue tip. Sixty per cent of babies with tongue-tie are boys and it is common to find multiple members of the one family that have experienced this condition. While sometimes tongue-tie causes no problems and requires no action, the most immediate impact of tongue-tie is generally

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Formula Feeding and Childhood Obesity: Is there a link?

The World Health Organisation recognises childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Globally in 2010 the number of overweight children under five was estimated at over 42 million. There are a broad range of societal factors which are attributed to this alarming figure. These include an increase in the intake of energy-dense foods high in fat and sugars, and low in vitamins, minerals and other healthy micronutrients. The average child is

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The Guide to the Perfect Maternity Bra

The Guide to the Perfect Maternity Bra By HOTmilk Nursing Lingerie Gone are the days when women have to resort to mismatched grey cottons and bras made from uncomfortable fabrics while pregnant and breastfeeding, with no consideration for when their breasts are at their most sensitive. You want to look and feel comfortable all at the same time. When purchasing a maternity bra here are some dos and don’ts for you to consider: When making your purchase it is

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Lilypadz FAQ

Lilypadz FAQ Lilypadz are the Silicone Breastfeeding Pad Lilypadz unique design uses pressure to control breast milk leakage. 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! Breathable Latex-Free Ultra Thin Non-Absorbent Non-Collecting Adhesive-Free Economical Dermatologically tested

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Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Cot Death

Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Cot Death 30th April 2008 New advice launches Save a Baby Month 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. The advice, released to launch FSID’s cot death awareness drive Save a Baby Month which runs from 1-31 May, is based on research which showed that babies who were at least partly breastfed were one-third less likely

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Breast or Bubbly?

Breast or Bubbly? By Pinky McKay I have a newborn and as this is the first Christmas season since I have had my baby, I am wondering, what is a safe alcohol level while breastfeeding? The National Health and Medical Research Council are currently revising safe drinking guidelines and it looks as though pregnant and breastfeeding women will be advised not to drink alcohol at all. This is because, in light of worldwide research, a safe limit of alcohol

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The Pleasure of Extended Breastfeeding

The Pleasure of Extended Breastfeeding By Dr Sarah Buckley An edited version of this article was published in the Brisbane daily newspaper, the Courier Mail, during National Mothering Week, 7/5/98 My first-born, Emma, was 14 months old. I had enrolled in a course, and, with the feeling of my life opening up again, had begun to wean. It was at that time that I read a book called Mothering Your Nursing Toddler. Starting with the assumption that extended breastfeeding

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Supporting Our Babies: Showing Our Breasts

Supporting Our Babies: Showing Our Breasts By Dr Sarah Buckley The Federation of Commercial TV Stations has performed a welcome back-flip on its rating of an Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) Community Service Announcement , which shows a mother breastfeeding her baby.(CM 20/3) Its initial assessment and PG rating, with the implication that the sight of ‘too much breast’ might disturb a young child, has now been modified to a G rating, but this process has exposed some deep-seated attitudes

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