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Expressing Guide

   Once your milk is established (around 4-6 weeks) you may find there are times when you would like to express breastmilk with a breast pump.  Unsure which pump to get? Pregnant - I would recommend the Bellema Effective Pro - its a Hospital grade pump and great for any kind of pumping. It will increase supply if you run into issues and is a great all round pump. NICU Mums - Bellema Effective Pro or Unimom Opera Exclusively Expressing mums - Bellema Effective Pro or Unimom Opera Low supply mamas - Bellema Effective Pro - this pump is designed to Increase Supply. 50% more milk in less time and unlike most pumps this one has a dual motor....

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Our Top 5 Products for Breastfeeding Mums

1. Bellema Effective Pro Hospital Grade Double Electric Breast Pump Our Best Selling Breast Pump. Designed to Increase supply, pump 50% more milk in less time and enable mums to pump pain free. 2. 3D Upgrade shields Order these to pair with your new breast pump, they are next level AMAZING! 3. Hands Free Pumping Bra A Must have for every pumping mama! 4. Breastfeeding Consultation Book in to see me for a Home Consultation or we can do a consult via zoom anywhere in the world. 5. La Vie Warming Lactation Pads A great add on for helping relieve blocked ducts and assist with milk flow. Another essential item.  

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Breastfeeding and Covid-19

  The RCOG states that ‘person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza (flu) and other respiratory pathogens spread’. It continues, explaining that the virus has not been detected in breast milk, ‘however we do not know whether mothers with COVID-19 can transmit the virus via breast milk’. The CDC advises mothers with flu to continue breastfeeding or feeding expressed breast milk to her child ‘while taking precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant’. 'A woman and her partner can be kept together with the baby following birth, as long as the baby is well and does not require care in a neonatal unit,'...

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Galactogues

  Galactagogues are foods, herbs or medications that may help to increase breastmilk supply. The use of a galactagogue requires consultation with a lactation consultant and/or medical adviser. Most mothers are able to produce more than enough milk for their baby(ies), especially when accurate support and information is obtained. The majority of mothers who think that they have a low milk supply problem actually don’t. By far, the most important way to establish and then maintain a good milk supply is for breastmilk to be removed often and well. This is commonly referred to as the supply and demand basis of breastfeeding - meaning the more milk removed from your breasts (and the more often), the more milk they'll make and vice...

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Choking, suffocation and strangulation prevention

Some great advice from RCH https://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Safety_Choking_suffocation_strangulation/   Young children are naturally curious and are always exploring their environment. From as early as two months of age, babies start putting things in their mouths. Touching, feeling and mouthing any small item within reach is how babies and young children learn about their surrounding environment.   Babies and toddlers have small airways that are easily blocked. In addition, their reflexes are not well developed and their bodies are not very strong, so they may have difficulties getting themselves out of trouble.   If your child is choking or having trouble breathing, call an ambulance immediately.   Common hazards around the home   There are a number of items in and around the...

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