Feeding your baby directly from the breast is generally considered the 'easiest' way to ensure they're receiving plenty of liquid gold.
But what if you need to be away from your baby due to work or other commitments? Or fancy letting your partner give baby a feed? That's when expressed breast milk can come in very handy.
Expressing or pumping milk can be TOUGH. Even experienced breastfeeding mamas can find the process frustrating and uncomfortable.
That's why we've pulled together 10 AMAZING tips to help you become a #motherpumper
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If you are struggling with expressing or feeding, then seeing a lactation consultant or contacting the Australian Breastfeeding Association can provide an invaluable source of support.
For more help, support and advice, make sure you check out our resources section here.
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.
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.
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!)