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Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding is by far the best way to feed your baby. It's best for you & your body and your baby's health too. Formula milk doesn't come close to it. The NHS and The World Health Organisation recommend you breastfeed your baby exlusively for the first six months - this means you don't need to give your baby any other food or drink. It's the natural way to feed your baby and almost any woman can do it. Having said that, some women take to it like a duck to water whereas other mothers struggle somewhat. Perseverance is the key though. Like anything new, practice makes perfect! Hard work to start but it's worth it in the end though!

Mother Who Still Breastfeeds Her Five-Year-Old Wants To Show Parents It's 'Normal' To Nurse Children Until They Wean Themselves

A mother who still breastfeeds her five-year-old son wants to show other people that it is normal for a child to breastfeed for as long as possible because nursing an older child is easier as she can …

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Breastfeeding in public – what’s the law and what rights do new mothers have?

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural processes in the world, and mothers should be able to feel comfortable feeding their babies whenever - and wherever they want. But are there any laws when it c…

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Are The Breastfeeding Wars Finally Over?

Absolutely, breastfeeding is best for babies and for mothers,” says Gill Walton, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives. We were talking yesterday, just after news broke of a major developme…

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Are there benefits to breastfeeding until the age of five?

We've just read this article on the BBC and we wanted to see what your experience has been? Are there benefits to breastfeeding children up until the age they start school? A mum who breastfeeds her f…

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Foods to avoid when breastfeeding

Foods to avoid when breastfeeding There are certain foods you are advised to avoid when breastfeeding to minimise harm or discomfort to your baby. Here’s a list of what to give a miss: Caffeine Mo…

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When does breastfeeding get easier?

Many new mums struggle with breastfeeding but for most it does get easier. In the early days, you’ll both be getting used to a new technique and it can take time to get the hang of it. Most breastfeed…

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Does breastfeeding help you lose weight?

Breastfeeding burns calories which can help you lose weight. However, nursing also increases appetite. New mums need to consider what they eat when they’re hungry. If they stock up on carbohydrates wh…

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10 myths about breastfeeding

Mothers have been breastfeeding babies for as long as mothers have had babies, so you’d think we’d know all there is to know about it. But despite large volumes of research into breastfeeding and vast…

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Mum catches nanny drinking her breast milk

The headline reads: Mum catches nanny drinking her breast milk - who accuses her of being 'stingy and not sharing' Apparently the nanny's old employers allowed her to drink whatever was left over! Wow…

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Laura Loves…Medela Swing Single Electric Breast Pump

I am very near the end of my breastfeeding journey. Over the past six years I feel like I have been breastfeeding non-stop – on and off is probably more accurate. It’s been a journey of incredible low…

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Relaction Tips for Moms and Adoptive Moms Relactation is re-establishing your milk supply after your baby has been fed formula. You may want to restart your milk supply days, weeks, months or even yea…

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Sore Nipples

Up to nine in ten breastfeeding women have sore nipples at some time, especially early on, and particularly in the first week.About a quarter have severe pain or a crack. While it isn't always possibl…

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Massage Your Boobs

Many breastfeeding mums are familiar with engorgement. This is when breasts become full, firm, tender and sometimes downright painful.

You wake up in the middle of the night, not because of a crying ba…

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Breastfeeding A Baby With 'Downs Syndrome'

These special babies are particularly prone to infections, especially respiratory infections, so the protection provided by breast milk is very valuable.Some babies with Downs Syndrome feed slowly, we…

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What Is Colostrum?

Colostrum is the first milk a woman produces and it's made from about halfway through pregnancy until up to a week or so after childbirth.It is rich in protein and has nine times as much protein as ma…

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Dr Penny Stanway, Our Breastfeeding Expert

TheBabyWebsite works with renowned author, Dr Penny Stanway, to ensure that you have access to some of the best help, information and advice you need to breastfeed successfully.As a young doctor Dr Pe…

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Blocked Breast Ducts and Mastitis

A blocked duct causes a red, tender lump that may progress to a local area of inflammation (mastitis) that makes you feel flu-like and achy.A duct becomes blocked plugged either because of pressure fr…

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Tired And Feeding All The Time?

How often a baby wants to feed depends on his personality, how hungry and thirsty he is, how tired he is, and whether or not he is well and happy.In other words, there may be some specific reason why …

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Engorged Breasts

If you're reading this page, the chances are that you are suffering from engorged breasts or breast engorgement!You have my sympathy. Essentially, there are two types of breast engorgement, physiologi…

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Thrush and Breastfeeding

Taking antibiotics to treat mastitis, pelvic infections or other wound infections, is one of the most common reasons for breastfeeding women to get thrush.This infection with the yeast-like fungus Can…

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