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7 ways your partner can help with breastfeeding

August 22, 2015

We’re in this together – so have you thought what is your partners role with breastfeeding? Here are some suggestions on ways how you can help your partner find their own special role with breastfeeding your child. The majority of what is written and what is spoken about in regards to a new baby focuses …..

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3 ways to know you’re getting enough iodine

July 17, 2015

Iodine – are you getting enough? Iodine is an essential nutrient for pregnant and breastfeeding women. There are 3 main ways to know you’re getting enough iodine. Even those planning a pregnancy are advised to take an iodine supplement. It is important to remember that food alone will not provide the iodine necessary for the …..

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9 signs of food intolerance that can lead to crying baby

June 29, 2015

We all know babies cry. But some cry much more than others. When you put this together with other signs and symptoms that are not normal – like vomiting, poor sleep, eczema or other types of rashes, even unusual bowel motions or poor weight gain, you could have a problem. And your crying baby’s tears …..

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Breastfeeding after breast surgery

September 1, 2014

When pregnant, many women who have had breast surgery (eg breast reduction or breast augmentation) are concerned about how it may affect breastfeeding. For many of these women, one of the best first steps to take is to contact a breastfeeding counsellor or a lactation consultant well before the birth. Attending a Breastfeeding Education Class while pregnant …..

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It seemed like a good idea at the time… Nipple Piercing

September 1, 2014

It seemed like a good idea at the time… but will nipple piercing affect my breastfeeding? While there has been limited research into how nipple piercing may affect breastfeeding, it may lead to a reduced milk supply. Anecdotally, lactation consultants have observed breastfeeding problems in mothers who keep their nipple jewellery on while breastfeeding. These …..

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Engorgement – wow… they’re as hard as rockmelons!

August 31, 2014

Engorgement is a common issue for lots of mums during the early days of breastfeeding and sometimes later during the breastfeeding relationship. Engorgement is defined by the full feeling that women experience when their mature milk comes in – often 3 or 4 days after the birth of their babies. The breasts fill with milk, …..

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