5 Tips For Breastfeeding With Inverted Nipples

5 Tips For Breastfeeding With Inverted Nipples

If you've got inverted nipples you may have worried that breastfeeding was going to be tricky, if not impossible! Thankfully, that is not always the case and many women successfully breastfeed with nipples of all shapes and sizes, included inverted ones!

Here are 5 tips for breastfeeding successfully with inverted nipples.

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How To Clear a Blocked Milk Duct With Your Haakaa Breast Pump

How To Clear a Blocked Milk Duct With Your Haakaa Breast Pump

We've always known that the Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump is a pretty amazing tool to have as a breastfeeding mama and learning about this clog busting tip just confirmed it's status as a total hero product. By combining the gentle suction of the Haakaa with the heat from warm water and drawing abilities of Epsom salts, you can effectively clear blocked and clogged ducts. 

Here's how to do it.

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How To Manage AND Prevent Mastitis

How To Manage AND Prevent Mastitis

Mastitis. It's the dreaded breast infection that, at best can leave you shivery and aching with a burning hot boob that is agonising to feed from and, at worst, in hospital hooked up to an IV. Eeeeek! There's no getting around it; mastitis is nasty. Here's how to manage and treat the infection (and prevent it from occurring!) 

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Breastfeeding and Your Period: What You Need To Know

Breastfeeding and Your Period: What You Need To Know

While many women are fortunate enough to escape their monthly visit from the period fairy for a good few months after birth, there will come a time when she returns. Here's what to expect and how to manage the return of your cycle as a breastfeeding mother.
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Meet Junobie, The World's First Eco-Friendly and Reusable Breastmilk Storage Bag

Meet Junobie, The World's First Eco-Friendly and Reusable Breastmilk Storage Bag

Milkbar is super excited to be the Australian stockist for Junobie, this world's first re-usable, eco-friendly breastmilk storage bag. We've had had loads of questions from mamas keen to find out more about these nifty milk storage bags and have answered the most commonly asked ones below so that you can feel confident in both purchasing and using Junobie as part of your breastfeeding experience.
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10 Essentials to Pack In Your Hospital Bag (And a Couple To Leave Out)

10 Essentials to Pack In Your Hospital Bag (And a Couple To Leave Out)

There's not much more exciting than packing your hospital bag.Your hospital and how long you're staying will determine what you need to pack in your hospital bag to some extent BUT there's still a list of essentials that can make even the shortest stay that little bit more comfortable.

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How to Use a Milk Collector (And Why You Might Want To!)

How to Use a Milk Collector (And Why You Might Want To!)

There's a new kid on the block. Meet the Haakaa Silicone Milk Collector. Similar in some ways to the Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump the silicone milk collector is more cousin than twin; yes, the two products share some features BUT they've also got some key differences. We walk you through them here and explain how and why a milk collector might work for you.
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Do I have enough? How to know if you're making enough milk

Do I have enough? How to know if you're making enough milk

Am I making enough milk? It's a question most new mums have asked themselves when establishing breastfeeding for the first time. 

We spoke to registered nurse, midwife and Lactation Consultant Cathy Shortt from Milk & Mums Co to get the facts to help put your fears to rest.

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The 411 On Breastfeeding And Biting

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

101 Of The Best Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding can be tough! There is no doubt about it. 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

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

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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