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breastfeeding challenges

6 sleeping tips for babies with reflux

Reflux in babies can be a really stressful issue to navigate. Not only are you worried about your baby’s well-being, there’s nothing more disheartening than seeing them spit up what looks like an entire feed. While they say not to cry over spilt milk, sometimes you just can’t help yourself.   Reflux is common in many young babies because the muscles at the very top of their stomach aren’t strong enough yet to hold down milk....

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Mixed Feeding

How to decide between breastfeeding and formula feeding

Before you embark on your feeding journey, the fear of the great unknown can be daunting. But like most life skills, once you practice it enough times, you’ll soon have the know-how to master it with confidence.  That being said, things don’t always go to plan — especially when it comes to breastfeeding. Your bub may have a tongue-tie, your supply may dry up, or your mental health may be on the line… There’s a...

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Formula-Feeding

All the beautiful ways you can bond with your baby on the bottle

Choosing to bottle-feed your bub can be fraught with complex emotions. While fed is 100% always best, as mums we often can’t help but beat ourselves up if our breastfeeding journey doesn’t go to plan. Maybe you had grand plans to feed for the first 12 months of your baby’s life but he had other ideas. Maybe you just wanted to make it to the six-month mark but your supply didn’t play ball.  Often it’s...

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Breastfeeding

7 ways to make breastfeeding easier in those early weeks

So many of us go into motherhood planning to breastfeed, and not truly understanding what’s involved and how hard it’s going to be (because how could we?) Often we’re sold on the benefits of breastmilk (and rightly so, it’s liquid gold!) and the beautiful side of it without truly understanding what it takes to breastfeed. Because even though breastfeeding might be one of the most natural things there is – that doesn’t mean it comes...

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Expressing

Care for mama: how to make expressing work for you!

Let’s be real – after the initial novelty of pumping or expressing milk wears off, it can sometimes start to feel like a bit of a chore. A necessary one, but a tedious one. Just another *thing* that we women and our bodies endure in the name of ‘nature’… Amiright…? (Why don’t dads have boobs again?)  But let’s flip the script! And start taking advantage of what expressing has to offer. After all, as soon...

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Expressing

How to choose which breast pump is right for you?

Bringing a baby into this world and caring for them can truly feel like the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do. As soon as that tiny baby is placed into your arms, one of the biggest new skills you need to grasp (and quick) is feeding. No big deal, right?  If you choose and are able to breastfeed, then something you may want to consider is expressing milk with a breast pump. Thankfully, technology...

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Expressing

Why we’re pumped about the new Medela Swing Maxi Double electric breast pump

As we know, no two parents’ feeding journeys will look exactly the same. Even just for one mama, her feeding journey can look completely different the second time around… Not to mention, there are just some things you can only learn on the job – and breastfeeding and expressing most definitely fall into this category.  As mums, we often put a whole lot of pressure on ourselves when it comes to feeding… because it is...

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Mixed Feeding

Choosing the best feeding option for your baby

Whether you are breast, bottle or mixed feeding, the most important things to ensure are that your baby is well fed and the technique you use suits your family’s needs. Here we break down some of the different options available, to ensure you can feel confident in what works for you and your baby.

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Formula-Feeding

The lowdown on formula feeding

Many of us go into pregnancy and motherhood with the best intentions to breastfeed our baby, but for some mums, it doesn’t always turn out as we had hoped. Thankfully, in this day and age thanks to incredible advancements...

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Breastfeeding

Reflections of a pumping mama (and what I learnt the second time around)

The sound. I’ll never forget that sound. These days many pumps are whisper quiet and cordless… But the memory of sitting there, hooked up to a machine with suction caps and long tubes that sounded like a cow was dying is one that will stay with me forever. Pumping milk, what a weird concept right? For mums who breastfeed, pumping often plays a big part of their overall feeding journey.  There are many reasons mothers...

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