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 …
Q&A: How do mums go about preparing bottles for formula? Originally I air dried after sterilising and used boiled bottled water from the fridge (my kettle takes hours to cool down).
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?
Q&A: Just wondering when everyone stops sterilising bottles? I have always done it till they stop having them but have heard that the health nurses are saying after 6months.
Q&A: I am pregnant with number 3. I have discussed with my Dr, my midwives and my partner and due to our health and family circumstances we would like to combine feed. Just looking for advice from others who have done this and how they did it, and what they found worked and didn’t.
Expressing breastmilk isn’t always easy, with many mums finding they can only express a small amount, or that it takes a long time to get the amount you need. Lynne-McKensey Hall IBCLC shares why expressing may be beneficial, and how you can tackle some of the common issues mums face.
Q&A: I’m a ftm with 9 day old dd. I’m struggling with breast feeding, I’m expressing atm as she’s destroyed my nipples from not attaching properly. I find it takes me hrs to express. It’s an electric advent, I aim to get 70ml for her feeds, this can take from 45min to 2 hrs. My breasts seem very full, and have tried expressing at different times of the day, it doesn’t seem to make much difference. Does any mums out there have n e suggestions on how to speed up the expressing process please as it’s all I seem to b doing atm, I’ve also got some formula as sometimes I just can’t keep up with her feeds.
Q&A: How have you dealt with negative comments made about the important decisions you as parents have made (eg circumcision, ear piercing or baptism) from family and friends who ‘know it all’?
Q&A: Hi mums, can you recommend a formula to use? Did I read on here that nan ha gold was closest to bm? There are too many to choose from and I know I may need to try a few before I find a suitable one. thanks.
Q&A: HELP! returning to work in 1.5 wks, full time, and breastfed 5 mth old refuses a bottle, tried expressed and formula and diff teets, even starved her for a day in a desperate attempt. been trying for 5 wks …. any suggestions? have started to intro solids and water to get her thru day but doesn’t take much, will have water out of sippy cup but if I put any milk in she turns away.