Expressing and Storing Breast Milk

Expressing and Storing Breast Milk

Do you have a baby who struggles to attach well to the breast? Do they attach, but have a weak vacuum and cannot get a full feed from the breast? Have you had a premature baby? Are you returning to work? Do you sometimes need/want to give your baby a bottle of...
Ante-natal Expressing

Ante-natal Expressing

 Why would you express while you are still pregnant? … Antenatal expressing has become common practice in many health care settings. Around the 16th week of pregnancy, you may notice your breasts produce colostrum. This is a thick, yellow, viscous fluid that is jam...
Blocked Ducts

Blocked Ducts

A blocked milk duct is a blockage of one or more ducts carrying milk to the nipple when breastfeeding an infant. Poor drainage of milk from the breast can cause a build up of pressure and discomfort in that area. Sometimes a lump may form. If the affected area becomes...
What does an IBCLC do?

What does an IBCLC do?

What does an IBCLC do?Breast feeding is natural – right?  Midwives teach you how to breastfeed in hospital. There are heaps of books to tell you how to breast feed. There are classes, app’s and even You Tube! It can’t be that hard… can it?For some mums breastfeeding...
Why does my baby cluster feed?

Why does my baby cluster feed?

The hardest part of breastfeeding … is staying confident.  The most frequently asked question about breastfeeding… How do I know my baby is getting enough? Every mum will face the scenario where they feel their supply has dropped off, their breasts feel softer and...
Breastfeeding Is Natural, Isn’t It?

Breastfeeding Is Natural, Isn’t It?

‘Whilst production of breast milk is a natural process that occurs once a women has had a baby, breastfeeding doesn’t always happen so naturally. There are many factors that lead to challenges with breastfeeding you baby. Let’s look at mum’s… Life has...