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Foods and Drinks To Avoid When Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding baby

Foods with strong flavors may change the taste of your milk and in general babies enjoy a variety of flavors when it comes to breast milk. When you’re pregnant your baby tastes the dominant flavors in your diet and when you’re nursing they may be accustomed to those flavors already. …

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How Long Can Breastmilk Sit Out?

How long can breastmilk sit out for

Breastmilk is without a doubt the best food you can give to your baby. If you are happy to breastfeed your baby on demand whenever and wherever you are it is also the most convenient way to feed your baby. Think about it, you won’t have to worry about expressing …

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My one Regret as a Breastfeeding Mom

Breast milk donation my one regret as a breastfeeding mom

Breastfeeding my little one has been one of the most awesome experiences in my life.  I’m not saying it was all plain sailing.  Because it wasn’t.  I’ve had my share of ouch moments and dead boring moments and moments when I was desperate to nip out for a bathroom break …

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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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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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Tips for Storing Breast Milk

Storing Breastmilk

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

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Top Tips & Tricks for 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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