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The Main Reason Mum's Wean

  Incorrect latch - this can lead to low milk supply and painful nipples. Have a read below of some tips that can help:   1. "U" shaped breast 2. Get baby to open mouth wide 3. Aim nipple to nose 4. Chin to breast 5. Babies tongue should drop down 6. Listen for swallows 7. A good feed should last 10-20 mins per side (in the early days) 8. Offer both breasts 9. If its painful, break the seal by inserting your finger into the corner of bubs mouth.  10. Nipple pain peaks day 3-6 but shouldn't last more than 2 weeks. If pain persists see an LC.

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Does your period decrease your milk supply?

  DOES YOUR PERIOD DECREASE YOUR MILK SUPPLY?⁣ ⁣It is common to have a drop in supply at certain points in your cycle, often from mid-cycle to around the time of your period. ⁣ ⁣It can also be less comfortable to breastfeeding at this time. ⁣ ⁣ This is due to the hormonal changes and is only temporary. ⁣ ⁣ A daily dose of 500 to 1,000 mg of a calcium and magnesium supplement from the middle of your cycle through the first three days of your period may help minimize any drop in supply. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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Katie + Alina's Story

I thought it was about time I shared my experience with pregnancy and child birth in its entirety. I figure getting it out there in the world will serve as some sort of cathartic cleansing, and also to raise awareness of a rare condition that robs you of the joy of pregnancy.  I found out I was pregnant in late May 2018, about 3 weeks into it. The reason I found out so early is because my husband Sam and I were so excited at the prospect of becoming parents I had been taking pregnancy tests every day for a week in the hopes we would see those two pink lines. And sure enough, we did. We were thrilled. We...

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Pumping Hurts

  The two most common causes of pumping pain are: 1. Pump suction set too high 2. Poor fitting pump Lower your pump setting - your milk will come only when your milk lets down so turning the pump up higher won't help. Check the size of your flange or breast shield. Most mums will pump comfortably with the standard size that comes with their pump but some may need a larger size. Try our amazing pain- free Bellema Breast Pumps they have soft silicone rather than a hard plastic like most other pumps which makes pumping a breeze. If you are still having pain see an LC as you may need your nipples/breasts checked for other causes such as...

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Jaundice

Jaundice occurs in 60% of full term babies and 80% of pre term babies within the first week. In most cases this is normal but occasionally it can be a sign of other more serious health problems.  What causes jaundice? Most babies are born with more red blood cells than they need for life outside the womb. When these cells break down after birth, they produce a yellow pigment called bilirubin, which circulates in the blood. When bilirubin reaches the liver, it is changed into a form that can be transported to the intestines and passed out of the body in the baby’s poo. However, a newborn baby’s liver cannot process all the bilirubin at once. Excess bilirubin is deposited...

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