Breastfeeding advice

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Breast Feeding Help For New Mums!

They tell you it’s the most natural thing in the world… and yet, so many mums have questions about breastfeeding their baby.  Not enough milk? Too much milk? Attachment, cluster feeding, expressing, mastitis weaning… breastfeeding can be a delight… and a challenge!

Baby Hints and Tips Approach To Breastfeeding Advice

We bring you expert advice and community tips from mums who’ve been there before.  We don’t judge and we totally understand what you’re going through.  Baby Hints and Tips is written by a team of experts and mums – led by a qualified, practising pharmacist.  We believe that the best advice for new mums is helpful and practical – not judgemental or sanctimonious.  We’re here to help.

Return to work when breastfeeding

8 Expert Tips to Return to Work when Breastfeeding

Returning to work isn’t as easy as it used to be when you were coming back from holidays. Now you might need to juggle routines, daycare, breastfeeding and the temperament of a little one who might not particularly like the changes they are being subjected to. Lynne-McKensey Hall IBCLC shares some tips for making the transition easier.

dream feed to help baby sleep

Dream feeds

What are dream feeds, what benefits are their for baby sleep and parents sleep. Learn how to do a dream feed for your baby

The Breastfeeding Journey: My Story

We’ve been doing it from the begining of time, but it isn’t as easy as we thought. My experience was different to yours, so should we have more resources to help us?

Rachel McAdams is our new hero

This fierce photo of Rachel McAdams double pumping is blowing up the interwebs – and we love it. Rachel McAdams was photographed by Claire Rothstein for Girls Girls Girls magazine, …

Breastfeeding journey

My breastfeeding journey was different each time

Breastfeeding can be hard. What I never realised though was that my struggles and my breastfeeding journey would be different with each baby. The first time breastfeeding I remember going …

Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding – it is ok?

New research has found that alcohol while breastfeeding won’t harm your baby, but what does that mean for you as a breastfeeding mum?

Struggling to breastfeed made me a better mum

Struggling to breastfeed made me a better mum

A refreshing outlook to help those struggling to breastfeed.

breastfeeding pain

Breastfeeding pain at 6 weeks

Breastfeeding pain in mum feeding a 6 week old. Mums share what caused their pain and what helped. Suggestions include thrush, vasospasms, tongue tie and more

when will my milk come in after a c section

When will my milk come in after a C section?

Q&A: When will my milk come in after having a C section?

breastfeeding from one breast

Breastfeeding From One Breast

Q&A: Has anyone breastfed from one side only? If so, how did you do this and did you produce enough milk?

how to get baby to take bottle

How to get baby to take bottle

Q&A: I breast feed my 14week old son. I express milk for him and now he won’t take it from a bottle. How do I get him to take a bottle again?

Breastfeeding and Returning To Work

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work: Breastfeeding mums here are some of the things to consider when returning to work

Mastitis: Midwife Shares Her Tips

Mastitis – Tips from a midwife.


Tips for relactating

Q&A: I’d like to ask other mums who may have had a similar experience for advice on reestablishing breastfeeding. My son is just 10 weeks old and I am currently trying to reestablish breastfeeding after stopping for a little while.

10 Superfoods for Breastfeeding Mums

10 superfood for breastfeeding mum that will help support and nourish a breastfeeding mum and their baby

Healthy snacks when breastfeeding

Healthy Snacks When Breastfeeding

Healthy snacks when breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can greatly increase your hunger and extra calories need to be consumed. Here are some healthy snack ideas

baby refusing formula from bottle

Baby refusing formula from bottle

Q&A: I would love to mix feed but I literally get 30ml from both breasts if I’m lucky in an expressing session. Does anyone in a similar situation have some advice? How can I stop baby refusing formula from bottle?

boost breast milk supply

How to increase milk supply

I need something to help with how to increase milk supply I have heard fenugreek is good and I’m trying constant breastfeeding. Anyone with ideas to boost breast milk supply please?

Experiences when Milk comes in

Q&A: I only gave birth 4 days ago and my milk has just come in about a day ago. I haven’t been able to express or breastfeed due to the pain. Anyone else been through this? What were your experiences when milk comes in? Any tips would be appreciated as they are very painful

Oversupply of Breast Milk?

Q&A: Has anybody had an oversupply of milk? How did you deal with it/deal with baby being gassy and fussy, and choking/gagging on nipple?

Only feeding from one breast per feed

Q&A: Does anyone have experiences only feeding from one breast per feed? My 5mth old only has 1 boob per feed (every 2 hours) and she’s been like that since about 12 weeks. At around 12 weeks she would take the 2nd side after being burped from first side and would spew it all back. She’s just content on 1 per feed

Encouraging baby to feed both sides at each feed

Q&A: How can I encourage baby to feed both sides at each feed? He is a fussy feeder and now isn’t putting enough weight to make the health nurse happy.

Stopping Bedtime Breastfeed

Stopping Bedtime Breastfeed

Community Tips: parents share their routine to help a mum stopping bedtime breastfeed

breastfeeding with inverted nipples

Breastfeeding With Inverted Nipples

Community Tips: Mums share their experience with Breastfeeding With Inverted Nipples

Heating and storing expressed breastmilk

Q&A: I would like to know after you have expressed breast milk what is best method for heating and storing expressed breast milk. Where is best place to store it? And what are the preferred heating methods?

Feeling like a failure for not being able to breastfeed

Q&A: Just wondering how other mums handled feeling like a failure for not being able to breast feed? It was really important to me but due to poor supply I have to top up with formula.have tried medication to boost supply but so far its not working.

Expressing, Storing & Managing Breast Milk

Midwife Tips: Expressing and storing breastmilk. Pump regularly or need to get organised for a special occasion, here are the best tips to get started.

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Difficulties breastfeeding during illness and teething

Has anyone experienced difficulties breastfeeding during illness and teething? I have recently been sick and struggled to feed my son.

Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy

A mums journey as an unexpected extended breast feeder. Read about the benefits of extended breast feeding

Keeping baby awake while breastfeeding

Q&A: I was after tips on how to keep my baby awake while breastfeeding? She latches for about 5 minutes and then sleeps. Then when I move her she wakes and I have to settle her before we try again.