Breastfeeding and Prescription Medications

Are you worried that the medicine you are taking is affecting your milk? You shouldn't. Cells that are responsible for producing breastmilk has natural barriers that most medications cannot penetrate. Even if some medications are able to penetrate the barriers, they only do so in very low amounts that won't have any effects to your baby. However, … [Read more...]

Helping Your Toddler Welcome The New Baby

Your baby is now a toddler and you discover that you are expecting another baby! Though having a new baby is always exciting, you will probably also worry about how you will be able to manage the two. Luckily, there are tips you can follow to make things easier for you and the whole family. Below are some ideas that worked for other … [Read more...]

Looking After Yourself

As a mother, how do you take care of yourself, while also looking after your kids? Being a mum is rewarding and nothing can beat the feeling of taking care of your children as they grow but don't forget to take care of yourself as well. Pursue New Activities Taking care of your children, not to mention the whole house, can be exhausting and … [Read more...]

Lactation Suppression When You Stop Nursing

When you breastfeed regularly, your body establishes a continuous cycle of breast milk production. If for some reason you decided to stop breastfeeding you'll notice that your breasts will still produce milk for a certain period of time even if your baby is no longer breastfeeding. You will even notice that your milk leaks when you hear your baby … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Mixed Feeding

Mixed feeding is an option for those mums who are concerned about their breastmilk supply and their baby's weight gain. Simply put, mixed feeding is when a mother breastfeeds her baby at some feeds and formula at others. Though mothers do mixed feeding for a myriad of reasons, it is important that you think carefully and thoroughly why you want to … [Read more...]

How to Relieve Lactose Overload in Babies

Lactose overload may happen when babies consume large amount of breastmilk. Babies who are experiencing lactose overload can usually gain a lot of weight and may urinate more than 8 x daily. Additionally, frequent bowel motions within 24hours is also observed. Poos may look like those of babies who are lactose intolerant-- green and frothy. If you … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding and Tooth Decay

It is very common for parents to blame prolonged breastfeeding for the early onset of tooth decay. Though most parents think this is factual, it is not. As a matter of fact, there are no sufficient amount of scientific evidence that conclude breastfeeding indeed causes tooth decay. This belief may have only stemmed from a small number of case … [Read more...]

Selecting the Best Breastfeeding Bra

There are several types of maternity bras you can use but it can be a bit confusing which one to buy.  This article should be able to help you decide which nursing bra is best for you. Maternity Bra Fitting Fitting for a maternity bra differs from woman to woman. Your breasts will begin lactate in the early stages of pregnancy and you are … [Read more...]

Postnatal Depression and Breastfeeding

You should not be ashamed if you have antenatal or postnatal conditions. Most mothers try their best to cover it up not realising that they don't have control over the way they are feeling. It is important for a mother to recognise the symptoms of antenatal and postnatal depression. The sooner a depression is identified the earlier the recovery … [Read more...]

Extra Sleepy Babies – Should you worry?

Wondering if you need to wake your baby for feeds? This article should help you determine the answer to such question. According to doctors, newborns have very small tummies thus needing frequent feedings. For instance, for the first couple of days their tummy can be compared to the size of a ping pong ball. Afterwhich, their tummy grows to … [Read more...]