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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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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Your Guide To Breastfeeding and Nipple Thrush

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

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 survive breastfeeding when you're sick

How to survive breastfeeding when you're sick

You know what's not fair? Falling ill when you're a mother. But let's face it; generally, mamas are at the germ-filled frontline. 

We've pulled together our best tips to help you survive, at least until the Ibuprofen kicks in!

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What to do when breastfeeding isn’t working

What to do when breastfeeding isn’t working

Breastfeeding is a tough gig, there’s no doubt about it. Many of us assume that it will just come naturally. How hard can it be? Baby + boob = blissful nursing experience. The reality is a bit different. 

Whether it’s issues with milk supplypain or discomfort, sometimes breastfeeding can seem like it’s not working. This can be devastating for some mothers, especially those who imagined themselves feeding their babies long term.

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4 reasons why the LaVie Lactation Massager is a game changer for breastfeeding mums

4 reasons why the LaVie Lactation Massager is a game changer for breastfeeding mums

Alleviating these painful issues (and therefore reducing the chances of mastitis occurring) was the inspiration behind the creation of the LaVie Lactation Massager, a nifty little tool that can help improve milk flow, increase milk supply, reduce engorgement and relieve clogged ducts. Yep, it’s pretty darn clever (and did we mention it’s waterproof? GENIUS!) Designed in collaboration with breastfeeding expertsthe LaVie uses gentle vibration to stimulate milk flow and break down blocks and sore spots.
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How to use a nipple shield CORRECTLY to overcome breastfeeding challenges

How to use a nipple shield CORRECTLY to overcome breastfeeding challenges

Whether you’re suffering the agony of a damaged, shredded nipple or struggling with flat or inverted nipples, attaching a hungry newborn to the breast when you’re struggling is one of the first true tests of motherhood. When used correctly, a nipple shield can be a total lifesaver for new mums who want to continue feeding but are finding it tough. Here's how to use one.
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Breastfeeding, the second (and third) time around

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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Breastfeeding Blues: Overcoming the Challenges

Breastfeeding Blues: Overcoming the Challenges

Most women face challenges when learning to breastfeed. This doesn’t have to mean that breastfeeding is not for you. Here's how to identify and overcome some of the most common problems faced by mums when they're just starting out.

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