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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]