Breastfeeding After A Caesarian Delivery

Can you breastfeed after undergoing a c-section? Yes, of course! Breastfeeding does not have anything to do with how you delivered your child. Babies are most of the time alert if they're delivered through elective caesarean. But if a baby was born via emergency caesarean, the result may be more stressful for both mum and infant. After Giving … [Read more...]

Going Green While Breastfeeding

Going green seems to be a big issue nowadays. If you are breastfeeding and are someone who is conscious about the conservation of our environment and want to do your part to take care of it then we have some suggestions for you. There is nothing more natural than breastfeeding your baby. I understand that for some mums unfortunately this is not … [Read more...]

What to Do If You Have Sore or Cracked Nipples

It can take some time to get used to the sucking of your baby. Expect your nipples to be sensitive when you start breastfeeding. Though sore nipples are expected during the first week or so of breastfeeding, allowing your baby to be fed as often as possible gives you the best chance of avoiding damaged nipples. By being extra gentle in getting … [Read more...]

Increasing Your Milk Supply

Babies need to be nourished, comforted, and reassured. But how can you do this if you seem to have an insufficient supply of milk? Below are some ideas to help you increase your supply. It goes without saying that everything your baby needs to grow and be healthy is in your breast milk. Breast milk is the best food for your baby for the first … [Read more...]

What to pack in your hospital bag

You’ve only got a few weeks to go and wondering what do I need to take to hospital? Well I’ve put together a list of what I think are the essentials both for the birth and the hospital stay for yourselves and bubs afterwards. It might be a good idea to take two bags, one for the birth and one for hospital. Check with your hospital what they supply … [Read more...]

Why washable breast pads?

There are many reasons as to why to use washable breast pads: They are much more comfortable. You don’t need to worry about having the pad stick to your clothing or even worse your breast! They are definitely better for the environment. Disposable breast pads end up in landfill. They will save you money. Disposable breast pads on average … [Read more...]

Why Bamboo Fabric?

After much research I decided that bamboo fabric was the best option for Bambooby Buddies Breast pads. Bamboo fabric is great for the following reasons: It is extremely absorbent. It is approximately 60% more water absorbent than cotton. The fabric is very soft and is great to wear especially if your nipples are a bit sore It draws moisture … [Read more...]

Benefits of Breastfeeding

I think I am probably not alone when I say that I found breastfeeding my first baby very challenging. I had no idea what I was doing and to be honest Olivia wasn’t very good at it either! It was a foreign concept to both of us. I was so close to giving up on quite a few occasions but in the end I was very glad I persevered and ended up successfully … [Read more...]

The new BamBooby Buddies Breast Pads are coming soon

After using disposable breast pads (and hating them) with my first child Olivia I knew there had to be a better option. When I became pregnant with my second, I started researching alternatives and came across bamboo breast pads. So I went out and sourced all the fabric I needed, pulled out the sewing machine and went about making my first lot … [Read more...]