I’d written about a possible routine which new parents can follow immediately after they return home from the hospital, so this post is a continuation on what to do right after that. Baby usually regains his/her birth weight between 8-12 days after birth. Once birth weight is regained, baby is ready to get used to…

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Your baby is usually born with stores of energy, and hence can survive without feeding for the first few days after birth. However a mother usually produces the ideal nourishment for her newborn immediately after giving birth, called colostrum. Colostrum is a yellow sticky liquid which is full of antibodies, vitamins and minerals, so it…

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Fathers and Mothers express themselves differently, but they love their children and their family all the same. Here’s some different ways mothers say “I love you” to their babies: Puts up with weight gain, dry skin, endless puking or hunger pangs, and more while carrying her baby Spends 6 hours a day having her nipples…

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We had mentioned before the benefits of breastfeeding, but anyone who has breastfed before will tell you – it is not an easy job at all. Today’s post will attempt to simplify the 2 principles you need to understand in order to avoid common painful issues caused by engorgement and/or blocked ducts. They are: Fully…

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The most important skill to learn when breastfeeding a baby is to ensure the baby gets a deep latch. But it’s often easier said than done. My favourite way of teaching this is the hamburger analogy. Huh?? Well, imagine you want to eat a very big and tall hamburger. And want to be able to…

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I’ve mentioned before that I think breastfeeding is THE most painful part about having a baby. Yet, I encourage all new parents to try, if they can afford the time to, and if necessary even seek help on how to do it effectively. Why? Benefits for Baby Nutrition Breastmilk contains everything baby needs for the…

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Building a freezer stash is an option for mothers who want to be lactating for a shorter period of time than they want their baby to be drinking breastmilk. It is also good to have a small stash in the event that the mother suddenly falls sick and breastmilk production takes a hit, or need to be away from the baby for a period of time (eg. travelling overseas).
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Media seems to depict breastfeeding as being the most natural thing in the world. However, most women had never done such a thing for all their lives until they had their first baby, and so it most certainly is something entirely new to new mothers. Furthermore, every woman and every baby is different and so…

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I happen to have a few issues which hinder my babies from having a good latch. These are: having short/inverted nipples, being more prone to lumps/blockages than most women, having relatively few “holes” from which my milk flows out from and having an oversupply. As such, I pumped more than I latched most of my…

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