Tag: Breastfeeding issues

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 …

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.

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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

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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?


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.

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.

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Breastfeeding With Inverted Nipples

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

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.

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.

How can I stop baby getting distracted whilst breastfeeding

Q&A: My 7month old is getting distracted whilst breastfeeding during the day. What have others done to stop their baby getting distracted while feeding?

Preventing Thrush In Babies

Q&A: Does anyone have any tips for getting rid of it and stopping it from coming back?

Help to stop bub using Mum as a dummy

Q&A: How do other mums settle their bubs who wont take a dummy? My first child took the dummy. My 6wk old wont take it and she is using me as a dummy

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Lactation Cookies Recipe

Lactation Cookies are a specially designed biscuit to boost milk supply in breastfeeding Mums. Stop worrying about low supply and boost your breast milk with these yummy treats! Tips on …

Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction

Q&A: How do mums go breast feeding after previously having breast reduction surgery?

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Tongue Tie Surgery

Learn all about tongue tie, the impact on breastfeeding, speech and the options for surgery. Parents share their experience with tongue tie surgery and how their child coped.

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Relactation – restarting breastfeeding

Q&A: Mums share their breastfeeding experience with relactation with the aim to restart feeding their baby breast milk

Breastfeeding with a Nipple Shield

Wanting to hear from other mums who breastfeed using a nipple shield.

Coping with being unable to Breastfeed

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 …

When to stop breastfeeding

When to stop breastfeeding. Mums share how they knew when it was time to stop breastfeeding and what influenced their decision to wean


Smoking and Breastfeeding

Q&A: I’m a first time mum and I’m currently 38 Weeks, I still haven’t decided if I’m going to breast feed due to me being a smoker. Does anyone out there smoke & bf?

The Reality of Motherhood.

Q&A: I wonder if any other people felt like this and whether it passes?


Choosing not to breastfeed from birth

Q&A: Due to certain issues that I have, I am choosing not to breastfeed when my baby is born


Exhausted with exclusive expressing

Q&A: So my question is have you stopped expressing and been happy with your decision or have you looked back and wished you had kept going?

What guarantees breastfeeding success?

About 95% of mothers want to breastfeed their babies however, by the time their baby is 3 months of age many are mix feeding or have stopped breastfeeding ….so how can women be more informed, more prepared to give themselves the best chance at success?

Biting whilst Breastfeeding Help

Q&A: My lo is 9months and has started to bite me constantly. He has currently got an ear infection and is teething so he is VERY grumpy to say the least. he has been sleeping poorly at night so we are both exhausted! Its at the point now where I can’t hold him or bf without him biting me really hard (he will bite my arm, neck, shoulder etc anything he can get his mouth on). Was wondering if anyone could offer some tips on how to get through this difficult time as i am starting lose my patience especially when he is constantly hurting me. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated ladies!

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Experiences with infant lip tie

Q&A: What were peoples experiences with having an upper lip tie cut? Was it more traumatic for mum or bub? I hate the thought of bub’s next needles let alone anything else. How was their bubs recovery? What were they like once it was done regarding breastfeeding? Did you notice an improvement? I’m worried bub will find it really painful and be distraught for a long time.

Breastfeeding issues and the unexpected

Breastfeeding is the physiologically normal way to feed and nurture our babies. Without the opportunity to watch and learn at the fireside from our mothers and other women as our ancestors did, it’s understandable that unexpected outcomes and issues with breastfeeding and settling can bewilder many breastfeeding mothers.

Expressing breastmilk quicker

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.

Lactation Cookie Recipe

Hey, just wondering if anyone knows where I can find a good lactation cookie recipe and if they can be frozen (either cooked or uncooked). I’d like to make some …

Foods to avoid when Breastfeeding

Q&A: Were there any foods you had to avoid while breastfeeding? How did you handle the restrictions when you were out and about?