Category: Basics

The Secret To A Good Breastfeeding Latch

A good breastfeeding latch is essential for feeding your baby. The latch is the word used to describe how baby attaches to the breast and nipple. You may also hear this referred to as ‘attachment’. If your baby does not latch on the breast well it creates a whole host of problems. This includes poor milk supply, sore nipples, baby weight loss and unhappy mama and baby. It’s not hard to see why a poor latch can often result in quitting breastfeeding. It’s not hard to see why a poor latch can often result in quitting breastfeeding. I created...

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50 Benefits of Breastfeeding That Are Life Changing

We all know that breast milk is the food nature has provided for us to feed our babies. But did you know that feeding your baby is only one of the benefits of breastfeeding? Keep reading to find out why breastfeeding is perfect for moms, babies, families and society in general. Pin for Later Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom 1. Combat cancer Women who breastfeed have fewer periods than those who don’t. That means your body has less exposure to the hormone oestrogen, a known factor in ovarian and uterine cancer. The changes to your breast when lactating also make...

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Preparing To Breastfeed Before Baby Arrives

You’re probably wondering what you can do to prepare for those first magical moments of breastfeeding your baby. The simple answer is nothing. That’s right, you don’t need to do anything before your baby arrives. Your breasts are doing all the work themselves. Pin For Later However, breastfeeding is a new skill you’ll need to learn. It will also have a big impact on your life. Preparation will give you breastfeeding bliss rather than nursing nightmares. Keep reading to discover the things you should consider before your baby is born. 12 Ways of Preparing to Breastfeed 1. Gather Your...

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The Ultimate Guide to Storing Breast Milk

After you’ve used your breast pump you’ll need to store the expressed breast milk until your baby needs it. There are a few different storage options to choose from, which will ultimately come down to your family situation and personal preferences. This article will discuss with you the four most important aspects of storing breast milk: Where to store How long to store What container to use Handling and thawing FAQ Let’s not waste any more time and delve into the ins and outs of how to store breast milk. Pin For Later Where to Store your Breast Milk...

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Breast and Nipple Care for Breastfeeding

There are lots of hormonal changes to your breast in pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. Your breast and nipples will be doing lot of hard work to feed baby and so they may need a little TLC during this time. If you develop pain and infection this can interfere with your breastfeeding relationship and cause health problems for you and baby. It’s important to learn about nipple care for breastfeeding to to prevent nipple or breast problems occurring. Pin For Later Breast and Nipple Care for Breastfeeding Basic Breast Care Hand Washing It’s a basic step, but hand washing is...

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