Breastfeeding

How much milk does my baby need?

How much milk does my baby need

How much milk does my baby need is probably a thought running through every mother’s mind in the early days. A common concern with breastfeeding mothers is whether baby is getting enough milk. This worry very often leads to a breastfeeding mother topping up feeds with formula milk. This in …

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Lactation Cookies

Lactation Cookies

Lactation cookies are very popular among breastfeeding mommies. Apparently lactation cookies can boost your milk supply. Eating the dough as well as the cookies is apparently even more effective at increasing supply. Do not eat the dough if you are pregnant due to the risk of eating raw egg. You …

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15 Incredible Facts About Breast Feeding

Incredible Facts About Breast Feeding

Here are 15 Incredible Facts about Breast Feeding: 1 Breast milk is not just for drinking! There are lots of surprising uses for breast milk. 2 Breast milk boosts baby’s immune system, helping baby fight viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections 3 Breastfeeding can actually reduce baby’s risk of disease later …

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The decision to wean

Decision to Wean

My son is turning 1 on Saturday and we have made the decision to wean him in the new year. It has been a strange journey for me. It has been a combination of wonderful bonding time and seeing my son so happy and comforted by the breast and then …

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Breastfeeding – Getting it right!

breastfeeding

Being pregnant with my first child wondering if I would ever be able to breastfeed successfully and managing to breastfeed my little girl for 6 months (along with some formula feeds) was an incredible achievement for me. Although I did struggle tremendously with breastfeeding my first baby. My 2nd baby, …

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Milk Matters

Milk Matters

Milk Matters, a registered NGO and NPO, provides pasteurised, donor breastmilk to hospitals for vulnerable, premature, babies who cannot get the breastmilk they need from their own mothers. For premature infants the availability or lack of breastmilk can literally make the difference between life and death. The most common infection …

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Storing Breastmilk

Storing Breastmilk

Storing Breastmilk is something many moms ask about, here are some guidelines to help you get started. Breastmilk can be expressed and stored for later use. Ideally breastmilk can be kept for: 4 hours at room temperature 72 hrs in the refrigator 6 months frozen Previously frozen milk can be …

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Expressing Milk

Expressing Breast milk

Expressing milk means squeezing milk out of your breasts so you can store it and feed it to your baby at a later time. You might want to express milk if you have to be away from your baby. This could be because your baby is ill or premature, or …

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Breastfeeding Basics

breastfeeding basics

Breastfeeding basics for the new mom. A precious tiny baby is born, a mother is born too. To this new baby, the mother is perfect, all that he wants and needs. The new mother wants the very very best of everything for this perfect child, every item of clothing was …

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