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



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


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.


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


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


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. 


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


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


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