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Posted in Breastfeeding By Pinky McKay May 18, 2019
Just as with any medication, whether herbal or pharmaceutical, women should be advised of all possible contraindications so they can weigh up risks versus benefits and make choices accordingly. It is particularly important when you are breastfeeding or pregnant that you are aware of any side effects that may be harmful to yourself or your baby.
Posted in Breastfeeding By Pinky McKay May 01, 2019
Simply knowing night feeds are a fact of life right now, doesn’t mean you won’t be hanging out for uninterrupted sleep as soon as possible. The thing is, it’s perfectly normal for your your baby to need night feeds through his first year of life and possibly even longer. Thankfully, though, there are some tips that can help you get more rest and make night-time breastfeeds much easier.
Posted in Breastfeeding By Pinky McKay April 24, 2019
You probably have lots of questions about breastfeeding. Here, Pinky McKay (she's an IBCLC Lactation Consultant) answers the 5 most common questions breastfeeding mothers ask her - see her answers and boost your Mama confidence.
Posted in Breastfeeding By Pinky McKay April 12, 2019
Sometime between the second and sixth day after your baby’s birth, your milk will ‘come in’.For some women this is a gradual process with relatively little discomfort, but for many it can feel very sudden and surprisingly painful – you can feel as though your breasts are literally bursting! Your breasts may feel hot and hard and you may feel throbbing, with this swelling and hardness even extending up to your armpits. Read more to see how you can prevent or relieve engorgement.
Posted in Breastfeeding By Pink McKay March 29, 2019
Your breast milk is LIVE! Just like human blood, breast milk is a living fluid containing a range of germ killing substances, healthy bacteria, antibodies, white blood cells, antimicrobials and cell wall protectors and proteins that offer protection against bacteria and viruses.
Posted in Breastfeeding By Pinky McKay March 27, 2019
As mothers, we have all heard about the undisputed benefits breastfeeding has for our children. New research continues to provide evidence about the magic of mother’s milk and how it provides our babies with the best start to life. Breastfeeding our precious little ones is like giving a gift that lasts a lifetime. But did you know that when you breastfeed, you are also giving a gift to yourself? Breastfeeding provides incredible short- and long-term benefits for mums, and here, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Emily Brittingham explains 10 of these.
Posted in Breastfeeding By Pinky McKay March 20, 2019
A good breakfast is essential for breast feeding mums to stay healthy and focused, keep energy levels at bay, consume enough calories, get a range of nutrients, and even help with weight loss. Skipping breakfast can affect our hormones and body functions. Here, Registered dietician, Tammy Mond explains why breastfeeding mums shouldn't skip breakfast and which foods make up a healthy breakfast.
Posted in Breastfeeding By Pinky McKay February 28, 2019
Are you curling your toes in pain at each breastfeed? Are you becoming anxious and dreading every feed because you know it will hurt like hell? Often one look can tell us what’s causing nipple pain and what you can do to fix it and make breastfeeding the relaxing, natural experience it is meant to be... see this checklist and what will help beat the pain.
Posted in Breastfeeding By Pinky McKay February 07, 2019
As a breastfeeding mother you are everything to your baby – food, comfort and nurturing. Around the clock. It’s a lot of pressure to know you are the sole source of nourishment for your baby and if you are experiencing breastfeeding difficulties, this can send you into spiral of despair. So how do you beat this pressure and protect your own well-being, especially your mental health?
Posted in Breastfeeding Weaning By Pinky McKay January 31, 2019
Sophie has just found out she’s pregnant. She’s excited but anxious. You see, she’s still breastfeeding her 14 month old, Mia, and she isn’t ready to wean. However, she’s concerned about how breastfeeding will affect her pregnancy and her unborn baby.
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