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How to increase low breast/chest milk supply: The 10 best tips from our midwife.

If you’ve just started out breast/chest feeding, you may be wondering how to tell if your baby is or isn’t getting enough breast milk, what can cause low breast milk supply and how to produce more breast milk. This is a common concern for breast/chest feeding mums. After all, your breasts/chest don’t have a full/empty…

Feeding baby to sleep? How to get into a new sleep routine

“What, you’re breast/chest feeding your baby to sleep?” “Don’t do that or they never be able to fall asleep without you.” How many times have you heard this? You are certainly not the only ones. In the first few months, many babies are breast/chest fed or bottle-fed to fall asleep. In fact, it’s almost impossible…

Exercise during pregnancy and returning to fitness after birth.

You don’t need to avoid exercise for nine months, unless you have specific medical advice telling you not to do any or to adjust certain movements. If you exercised before you became pregnant, you can continue to exercise now. The aim should be to keep your current level of fitness rather than trying to reach…

How to prevent and treat painful nipples and milk stasis

The first few days after birth can be quite exhausting and tiring for most breast/chest feeding mothers. People often talk about a “breast/chest feeding marathon”, as your baby is expected to drink every two to three hours. This is normal and may take a few days for your milk production to adjust to your baby’s…

Finding the right pacifier – How to choose the right pacifier/dummy for your baby.

Have you ever wondered how newborn babies can intuitively suckle on their mother’s breast/chest? How can they do it so instinctively? It’s simple: sucking and suckling are innate behavioural mechanisms in young babies. Even in the womb, growing babies can be observed sucking their thumbs during ultrasound examinations. According to scientific studies, sucking has a…

Babywearing tip: wear against plagiocephaly

Plagio… what? Only a few of you probably know something about this term. Some of you might know what’s behind it, or at least have heard of it. If not, a little tip: it has something to do with the shape of your child’s head. Well our babywearing consultant Mieke will explain the rest to…

World Breastfeeding Week 2023: Seven secrets parents-to-be, and parents should know about when breast/chest feeding. 

Breast/chest feeding is very beneficial for your baby. That’s why World Breast/Chest Feeding Week is being celebrated again from the 1st until the 7th August celebrate all things feeding. This year’s theme is “Breast/chest feeding at work – know your rights”. If you are planning to return to work, training, or education whilst breast/chest feeding,…

Getting Back on Track with Baby Sleep After Travelling on your Holiday

Baby Sleep After Travel blog Summer! Finally! Many of us will be planning on taking a trip at some point this year, whether that’s a long break overseas or a short trip close to home. Our UK sleep specialist Gemma Coe is a mum of two and is a certified baby and child sleep consultant….

Holiday with your baby

Top tips for your first holidays with baby: What you need to know before you travel. Going away is exciting but when you’ve got little ones to account for, getting ready for a trip can feel more like work than vacation. Travelling with baby can be intimidating, but it’s not impossible. The joys of discovering…

Flying with baby: the most important questions and answers about your trip

Yaaay, your first family holiday with your baby! Travelling with a baby is a whole new experience, and it can be pretty daunting, but we are here to help! With the right preparation you can limit the turbulence of your first flight with baby. We have summarised the most commonly asked questions and answers to…