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Tongue Tie

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Tongue tie (or Ankyloglossia to give it its proper name) is a condition where the piece of skin (frenulum) under the baby’s tongue is short, and can stop the tongue from moving properly. Although it does not always cause a problem, some babies can have difficulty with breastfeeding, as the baby cannot take enough of […]

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Thrush & breastfeeding

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Thrush (Candida Albicans) is a fungal infection and can occur during breastfeeding, affecting mother, baby or both. It often happens after either one of you has been given antibiotics for an infection, or if the nipple becomes cracked and sore. SIGNS OF THRUSH IN MUM Sudden pain in the nipple or breast the nipple may […]

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Mastitis

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Mastitis is the inflammation (swelling) of the breast tissue and can be a common problem seen in breastfeeding women. The first signs of it may be a wedge-shaped painful red area on the breast which can feel lumpy and hot to the touch. It may cause you to suddenly feel unwell, with flu-like symptoms such […]

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Weaning & introducing solids

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Weaning is the process of introducing other food and drinks to the baby other than breast milk or formula. The Department of Health (2008) recommendations are: Breast milk is the best form of nutrients for infants. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months (26 weeks) of an infant’s life. Six months (26 weeks) […]

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Expressing & storing breast milk

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

If you plan to go back to work/college, or planning a night out with your partner/friends, your baby can still be given breast milk by someone else using a more simple method than trying to introduce formula milk. Expressing of breast milk can also help if your breasts are really full and your baby appears […]

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The many benefits of breastfeeding

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

There are many benefits to breastfeeding, not just for your baby, but for yourself, your partner and your family. Did you know that breastfeeding your baby can help you to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight quicker? Combined with a healthy balanced diet, you are more likely to shed those extra pounds sooner. That’s because […]

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