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Cluster feeding: What is it and how to cope when your ravenous baby won’t stop feeding

“Didn’t I *just* feed you?!” Ahh cluster feeding.  It can often feel like a total clusterf—k if we’re being totally honest but hang in there, mama. There’s no denying it’s beyond draining for any new mum, but it’s a normal part of the newborn days and indicates healthy development and growth. In those very early days as your milk supply is still being established, it’s normal for babies to be ravenous and cluster feed (which...

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6 benefits of extended breastfeeding beyond a year

If you thought breastfeeding was only good for the baby, think again mama! Breastfeeding has been proven to have many benefits for both mum and bub, but did you know extended breastfeeding (that is breastfeeding your child past their first birthday or even after they turn two years old) isn’t necessarily widely supported by all parents.  However you feed your baby – whether that’s bottle or boob – is totally fine, fed is always best....

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Mixed Feeding

6 hacks all bottle-feeding parents should know

Once you’ve decided to bottle-feed your baby, there are many different elements to consider and plan for. If you are breastfeeding and plan to express your milk to feed your baby via a bottle you will need to decide how you would like to express it, with either a manual or electric pump.  Or if you are choosing to use baby formula, you will need to decide which formula to use. This can take some...

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Pumping tips for breastfeeding mums

There are many reasons breastfeeding mothers will choose or need to pump milk for their baby. The most common reasons include establishing milk supply, storing milk for when you can’t be with your baby, easing pain from engorgement, or if your baby is having trouble feeding at your breast. Some mums may have to pump exclusively as their baby can’t breastfeed due to sickness or a health condition, or because they are separated. Or perhaps...

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Breastfeeding

18 things no one tells you about breastfeeding (but they definitely should)

Ah breastfeeding! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times — or that’s how I remember it at least. And it sure took a while to get to the good times. Because that wonderful, life-giving, nurturing, bonding experience you’re sold in on can also be the biggest mind f*ck you are likely ever to experience in your life. While there is so much focus on pregnancy and giving birth, breastfeeding can...

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Did your breastfeeding journey go tits up? Same! Here’s what I wish I knew

I’m just going to put it out there — my boobs were made to breastfeed! With both of my daughters, I didn’t get one cracked nipple, my milk came in quickly and my flow was strong — all the foundations were there so I was confident we were going to have a long and prosperous ride on the milk train.  What I didn’t realise was that breastfeeding is the ultimate collaboration, you’re working in tandem...

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