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World Health Organisation Speaks Out for Breastfeeding

We have recently celebrated World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from the 1st to the 7th of August each year and is observed in over 170 countries. We are consistently told by health professionals and government agencies that exclusive breastfeeding until … Continue reading

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Nursing Strikes

A nursing strike is when a baby refuses to nurse for a certain period of time. It can last a few days, or in extreme cases a few weeks. Often, a nursing strike is mistaken for self-weaning. You can be … Continue reading

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Is Breastfeeding Compatible With a Social Life?

One thing a lot of mothers (and fathers!) worry about when deciding how to feed their baby is how their decision will impact their social lives. This is a valid worry; after all, having time with friends and your spouse … Continue reading

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Expressing Your Milk — How and Why

Expressing your milk is something you may wish to consider if you plan to go back to work or otherwise share feeding duties with somebody else. It’s not something that you have to do — a lot of women are … Continue reading

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Dispelling Breastfeeding Myths

There are literally hundreds of myths about breastfeeding bandied about nowadays. These myths and urban legends are dangerous, as many mums believe they are true and either choose not to breastfeed or believe that they cannot. In this post I … Continue reading

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4 Sources for Breastfeeding Support

Arguably, the most useful thing to a breastfeeding family is support. In our culture, breastfeeding can be hard work and having a good support network can be vital to your success. But where does one find this imperative network of … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Colostrum Is Amazing

Colostrum is the first milk your baby gets. Most women will start producing it a few weeks before their babies are born, but some don’t ever notice any leakage during pregnancy. Even if you don’t intend to breastfeed your baby … Continue reading

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Tips for a Successful Start to Breastfeeding

It is absolutely the most natural thing in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s the easiest. Some mothers and babies find it very easy to nurse, but others struggle. There are many reasons for this; the main one being … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding

The subject of how you choose to feed your baby is an emotive one, and one that is bound to fire up a few debates between friends. People tend to feel very strongly about the choices they make regarding infant … Continue reading

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Why Should I Nurse My Toddler?

Here in the UK, our government recommends breastfeeding exclusively until the age of 6 months, and then as a supplement to solid foods until the age of 12 months. This advice is intended to be a guide, not a set … Continue reading

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