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Things you need to know about Fenugreek and increasing milk supply

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

During the early weeks following birth a mum will often have more milk than her baby needs. She may experience leaking and/or breast fullness/engorgement — this is simply a period of adjustment as the mum’s...

Your Baby has Gone on a Nursing Strike! Yikes, What Should you Do?

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Today's blog is especially for Tyler, who is feeling incredibly anxious that her baby has gone 8 hours and is showing no signs of being hungry or wanting a breastfeed.This is what she sent me:Hello...

How your newborn baby tells you they need a milk feed?

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A baby will tell you they want a feed by their body language. It's important to properly observe your baby to avoid missing early and mid sleep cues. Once you miss those early cues your...

Non-nutritive breast feeding and baby sleep regressions

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

The sleep regression I hear the phrase 'my baby has a sleep regression' mentioned a lot and I'm going to explore this little hot potato. Breastfeeding your baby to sleep after 4-months of age is...

Breast feeding tragedy on postnatal ward

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The tragedy of a newborn baby This tragic case of a newborn baby being suffocated and crushed whilst being breastfed, on a postnatal ward, is far from an isolated case. As many of you know...

Babies need a nourishing-fat diet for good sleep

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

This is one of the most important blogs I have ever written. What we feed our babies matters I see many babies at 6-10 months having frequent night breastfeeds and even up to 15-20 feeds...

Breastfeeding oversupply and a forceful letdown

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Oversupply of breast milk Oversupply is a very common breastfeeding problem and needs careful management to help your baby enjoy feeding much better. Some mums have such a huge supply that their baby struggles to...

Baby falls asleep breastfeeding

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Frequent night waking and feeding to sleep Once your baby is over 4 months and he falls asleep breastfeeding at bedtime you are likely to experience frequent night waking. It's all to do with the...

Longterm demand feeding may be doing harm

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Feeding schedules and demand feeding Demand feeding has become an overused and misinterpreted phrase. Formula-fed babies are rarely demand fed. It’s mainly breast-fed babies. Whilst this is a good thing in the early months, to...

10 foods to increase your breastmilk supply

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

The very best and most efficient way of ramping up your milk supply is to feed, feed and feed some more. It really is a supply and demand cycle. The more you feed or nurse...