The Best Christmas Gifts For New Mums (That They'll Actually Use!)

Buying the perfect Christmas gift is never easy. It becomes even trickier when you're buying for a new mama, whose ACTUAL gift list includes things like sleeping for 14 hours straight, employing a wet-nurse and an auto-replenishing block of chocolate. Fortunately, we've got the next best thing; a list of gifts to make life that little bit easier. And bonus; everything is available online so no trek to the seventh circle of hell AKA the local shopping centre, required.
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Which LaVie Is Right For You?

We love the LaVie range of products here at Milkbar. Designed in collaboration with breastfeeding expertsthe LaVie range of products were created to help make your breastfeeding journey that little bit easier.

Many mamas may be familiar with the original LaVie Lactation massager, that nifty tool that uses gentle vibration to stimulate milk flow and break down blocks and sore spots but the LaVie range doesn't actually stop there! There are two other products that can be super handy for the breastfeeding and pumping mum.

Let's take a look at the range to help work out which one might suit you best.

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Using A Supplemental Nursing System or SNS

There are many reasons why a mama may sometimes need to supplement her baby with expressed breast milk or formula.

While giving this little bit extra via a bottle is usually what we think of first, a Supplemental Nursing System or SNS can be a super handy option for supplementing mamas who want to avoid nipple confusion and keep baby at the breast full time.

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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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The SUPER NIFTY must-have that makes baby led weaning a breeze

Introducing solids and trying Baby Led Weaning for the first time can be exciting but daunting. Fortunately, we've got a product that takes away all the stress. Meet the Haakaa Fresh Food Teething Feeder

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5 of our favourite Chrissy Teigen ‘MOMMY’ moments

Just in case you missed it on your socials, Chrissy Teigen shared memories of her Haakaa Breast Pump on instagram just in time for #worldbreastfeedingweek. It’s not the first time Chrissy has been spotted with a Haakaa.  
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5 AWESOME uses for Breastmilk (other than feeding your baby)

There’s a WHOLE heap of reasons why breastmilk is sometimes referred to as ‘liquid gold’. A living, constantly evolving fluid, breastmilk is jam packed with goodness that adapts to meet the ever changing needs of your bub. Science has shown that breastmilk contains millions of live cells per millimetre, including ‘leukocytes’ which can actually protect your baby from infection. Pretty nifty huh?!
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Breastfeeding, the second (and third) time around

As a mama-of-three who has breastfed two of my three munchkins well into toddlerhood (#ripnipples), it’s safe to say that I’ve logged some solid hours on the boob beat. In fact, at last estimate, I’d spent around 54 months (and counting) in a maternity bra. I’ve learnt a few (dozen) things along the way. And while these days it comes as easily as, well, pouring a cup of milk, it wasn’t always that way. Not at all.
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Lactation cookies and tea: do they help increase breastmilk supply?

While the vast majority of women can and do make enough milk to feed their baby, sometimes, even with a healthy, established supply, you might feel as if you need a little boost. Lactation cookies and teas can help give your supply a little boost and are packed with nutritious and delicious ingredients.

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That’s Not A Boob: Introducing a Bottle

Some babies (let's call them 'magical unicorns') will happily switch between breast and bottle with nary a whimper. The rest of the baby population are not so free and easy.

So what's a mama to do if she wants or needs to introduce a bottle? We're sharing our top tips and tricks to make the process less of a pain.

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Breastfeeding in Public: Life as an Exhibitionist

I think more people have seen my breasts in the last nine months than in my entire life previously. Here's what life is like when you're breastfeeding here, there and everywhere
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Breastfeeding: Friend or Foe?

Everyone wants to know how you do it, when you do it, how often you do it, where you do it and how long you do it for.

It’s the focus of many detailed and in-depth discussions between friends as everyone struggles to discover – am I doing IT right?

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