The basics of breastfeeding

This is breastfeeding 101: all the basic things that you need to know about how to breastfeed a baby.

Foremilk and hindmilk – all you need to know

If you’ve ever heard people talking about foremilk and hindmilk, I’ll forgive you if you’re feeling a bit bewildered. Since when do you make different kinds of milk? And the advice that comes with it is often equally confusing: “If…
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The top 5 skills every breastfeeding mom needs

Breastfeeding for the first time can be very tricky indeed – the learning curve is quite steep! Once you get the hang of it, though, it becomes almost as natural as breathing. Fortunately, the millions of women who have done…
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Breast storage capacity

Breasts come in a variety of different shapes and sizes (isn’t that nice?). But what you may not know is that the inside of our breasts vary just as much as the outside. We have differing amounts of fatty tissue…
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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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Dummies and breastfeeding: yes or no?

Dummy, pacifier, binky, tietie – call it what you will, it’s one of the most hotly debated topics in breastfeeding circles. Some women swear they could never cope without them, others issue dire warnings of how a dummy will mean…
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The truth about top-ups in breastfed babies

Supplementary feeds or “top-ups” have derailed many a woman’s breastfeeding journey. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers still recommend – even insist on – unnecessary top-ups. And while there are some situations where a top-up is needed, the vast majority of top-ups…
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Does my baby need extra water?

It’s one of the most common questions asked by breastfeeding mothers: do I need to give my baby extra water? It may surprise you to know that the answer is almost always a resounding NO. In fact, giving water can…
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