Nursing Strike

Nursing Strike

Nursing Strike My baby is suddenly refusing the breast If you’ve been breastfeeding your baby for a few weeks, but have now suddenly found yourself in a situation where he is refusing to latch on at the breast, it can be really tempting to feel very distressed and...
Reverse pressure softening

Reverse pressure softening

Reverse Pressure Softening Reverse pressure softening If you happen to get engorged at any point, your nipple and areola area also then become engorged too, this can cause your nipples to flatten, and it’s much harder for your baby to latch at that point because of...
Oversupply of milk

Oversupply of milk

Oversupply of milk In the early weeks after giving birth, by suckling at the breast, your baby will tell your body to make more and more milk each day as he goes through rapid growth. By about the fourth or fifth week, the amount of milk your body makes will start to...
Benefits of breastfeeding

Benefits of breastfeeding

Benefits of breastfeeding Over the past 30 years, there has been a large amount of research relating to breastfeeding, which points to significant health outcomes for mothers and babies, both short and long term health advantages. Because of the substantial amount of...
Breastfeeding positions

Breastfeeding positions

Breastfeeding Positions   Comfortable breastfeeding  When I first started working with breast feeding mothers I generally taught principles of positioning, and those principles DO work – and in fact I still talk about those things. However over the last few years...