Category Archives: Breastfeeding Tips

5 Tips for a Great Start in Breastfeeding

Getting breastfeeding off to a good start is vital in ensuring you have a smooth, easy breastfeeding relationship. Having said that, of course, there will be mothers and babies who do everything possible to start things off well and still … Continue reading

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Mastitis

Mastitis is the word we use to describe an infection in the breast. It is common, affecting maybe 20% of nursing mothers at some stage. It is far less common in cultures that don’t consider breastfeeding to be “The Norm”, … Continue reading

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Increasing Breast Milk Supply

You only have to talk to mothers for a while to see that most people think that producing enough breast milk is a feat not able to be accomplished by many. This is far from the truth. It is estimated … Continue reading

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Growth Spurts

Growth spurts are probably one of the main triggers of women stopping nursing. Not because they are unmanageable or impossible to deal with, but because often women don’t know what to expect when it happens. Growth spurts happen in babies … Continue reading

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Plugged / Blocked Ducts

Plugged milk ducts are a common problem for breastfeeding mums. They usually occur during the first few weeks of breastfeeding, when the body is still adjusting to the milk requirements of the baby. Many women experience engorgement in the early … Continue reading

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Tandem Nursing

Tandem nursing is the art of breastfeeding two children of different ages; usually your baby and your toddler. It is something that a lot of women want to experience, but also a concept that frightens some. The decision to tandem … Continue reading

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Solving Incorrect Positioning While Breastfeeding

A common question asked by mums is — “Does breastfeeding hurt?” The simple answer to this question is as follows: It shouldn’t, providing that there are no underlying issues. It is normal to be a little sore in the early … Continue reading

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