• Breastfeeding

    Breastmilk is the most precious gift a mother can give her baby, providing nutrients necessary for healthy growth and antibodies that protect your baby from disease. The time spent breastfeeding also helps to foster a stronger bond with your baby. The benefits are so great, that Health Professionals recommend that your baby should be fed exclusively breastmilk from birth to six months, and then that...
  • Burping Babies

    Burping Babies – Optional or Compulsory? When a just-fed baby emits a burp a beer drinker would be proud of surprised accolades arise among spectators and along with congratulations to the back-patter.  Baby burps are normal and common but not compulsory!  If baby does not easily volunteer a burp or two after feeding don’t worry – the wind will come out one way or another. Parents...
  • Expressing

    WHY?Most mothers will express their breastmilk for their baby at some time and it is common for mums-to-be to have a breast pump on their baby shower wishlist.  While expression of breastmilk most frequently occurs after baby is born, in certain circumstances such as when a Mother has diabetes, hand expression and collection of colostrum before baby is born may also be recommended.  Antenatally...
  • Settling

    WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHSExpectations regarding your baby’s sleep can be the source of great anxiety if you believe your baby is not sleeping ’well’ or ‘enough’.Understanding how variable babies’ sleep patterns are from baby to baby, and from week to week according to individual feeding, growth and developmental stages can help relieve  your concerns, and help you to ‘go with...
  • Make bottle feeding comfortable

    How to make bottle feeds comfortable for baby – Paced Bottle FeedingWhether you are feeding your baby expressed breast milk or infant formula there are some key points to know to ensure it is a comfortable experience for your baby. Bottle feeding can easily become uncomfortable and even frightening for a baby if the milk flows too quickly, and the baby can’t pause and...