The 411 On Breastfeeding And Biting

Nothing snaps you out of a dreamy breastfeeding moment quicker than a nip to the nipple. Biting while breastfeeding isn't uncommon but it can come as a huge (and painful) shock, the first time it happens. 

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101 Of The Best Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding can be tough! You know what is proven to help? Support and advice, both from experts and other mamas who have 'been there, done that'. In the spirit of sharing, we have pulled together 101 of the best breastfeeding tips we've been given from the experts and our Milkbar community.
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Meet the women changing the (breastfeeding) world

Here at Milkbar, we are proud to stock some amazing brands that have been created by equally amazing women. These brands are making a positive difference for breastfeeding mamas and it is the women behind them who we have to thank for that.

In honour of International Women's Day, we spoke with the brains behind some of our favourite brands; Fran from Franjo's Kitchen, Tracey from MaterniTeaNickey from Junobie (the eco-friendly and reusable breastmilk storage bag launching in Australia and Milkbar later this month) and our very own Diana owner of Milkbar.

They shared with us their thoughts on 'work/life balance', founding a business and what it means to be a #girlboss in today's ever changing online business world.

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Four Unexpected Things That Can Happen During Breastfeeding

Whether you're breastfeeding for the first, or fifth time, chances are good that some parts of the experience have been... surprising. 

What may have seemed like the most natural thing in the world prior to birth, may suddenly be really. flipping. hard. Who knew that a let down could hurt (or even that a let down existed?!) Or that breastmilk actually sprayed out of multiple holes? And speaking of 'spraying', plenty of mamas have been caught off guard by the ferocity and speed of their milk flow.

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Your Guide To Breastfeeding and Nipple Thrush

While we all know that breastfeeding SHOULN'T hurt, sometimes, well, it does. Nipple thrush is a less well-known but still common cause of breastfeeding pain and discomfort. We spoke to International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Simone Mayze to find out what you need to know about breastfeeding and nipple thrush, including how to effectively treat it so that you can bid it farewell for good!

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Breastfeeding and Alcohol: The Facts

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How to survive cluster feeding

cluster feeding newborn (or older baby for that matter) can be TOUGH. Yes, it's a completely normal behaviour and no, it does not mean that you're losing your milk but that doesn't make it any easier to handle.

So what exactly IS cluster feeding? And how can you best survive it?

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Meet the boob whisperer (and find out how she can help make breastfeeding a success)

IB who? LC what? When it comes to breastfeeding, specifically breastfeeding problems, it's often recommended that you consult with an IBCLC. But what exactly IS an IBCLC and, more importantly, how can they help?
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How To Be Breast Cancer Aware While Breastfeeding

Breast cancer. Chances are good that you know someone, directly or indirectly, who has been affected by it. Here's how to be 'breast aware' while you're breastfeeding. Because early detection can save lives. 

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How To Breastfeed While Babywearing

There is one skill that can be tricky to learn, BUT if mastered, can be a total game changer for the breastfeeding mum. That skill is feeding in a baby carrier. We show you how to do it here.
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Coffee And Breastfeeding... Can you? Should you?

If you're a coffee drinker then you'll know there is nothing sweeter than that first cup of the day. But what about if you're a breastfeeding mum? Can you still enjoy your daily latte? Find out here.

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Can Breastfeeding REALLY Cause Tooth Decay?

Can breastfeeding, especially at night and into toddlerhood cause tooth decay? Milkbar investigates to find out what the research says!
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