Things to read before you give birth

Colostrum: the original liquid gold

Colostrum is one of the most amazing substances known to medicine – and one of the most misunderstood. If you’re thinking “What on earth is colostrum?”, then read on – you’re about to encounter the original liquid gold. What is…
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Milk supply: How does it work?

My milk supply worries When I first started learning about breastfeeding, one of the questions that most intrigued me was milk supply: how much milk does the breast make? How much does the baby need? How do you know whether…
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The first day of breastfeeding

The day of your baby’s birth is one of the most momentous days of your life, whether it’s your first baby or your fifth. On that day your life changes forever. And as if bringing a human into this world…
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Preparing for Breastfeeding during Pregnancy

Congratulations – you’re going to be a mom! Or perhaps you’re going to be a mom again. Either way, almost as soon as the pregnancy test comes up positive, you’ll be confronted with the question: are you going to breastfeed?…
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The Breast Crawl: Letting baby take the lead

Have you ever felt like breastfeeding is just an immensely complicated thing? If you’ve never actually breastfed a baby, all the talk about positioning and latching and techniques can be really intimidating!  The funny thing is, though, that it’s only…
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