HOW TO BREASTFEED THE BABY

Things you need to know: Breast milk is the perfect food for the baby. It provides all the nutrients and water that your baby needs to grow during the first 6 months of life. Colostrum (thick yellowish milk) that is produced during the first few days after delivery is very important because it protects your […]

HOW TO HAND EXPRESS BREAST MILK

The hand expression of breast milk, also called manual expression, is a technique where you use your hands instead of your baby or a breast pump to get the breast milk out of your breasts. This skill is pretty easy to learn and is a good technique to know and practice when you begin breastfeeding […]

HOW TO PROPERLY POSITION YOUR BABY DURING BREASTFEEDING

1. Sit up–right in a comfortable position with back straight. 2. Bring the baby to you instead of bending to reach the baby. 3. Put a pillow on your lap beneath the baby so as not to strain your hand by carrying the baby’s weight and also not to strain your back because of bending. […]

Breastmilk Storage

  Here are some answers about breast milk pumping and storage, including what to store breast milk in, how much to store, how long to store it, and some other common questions about using stored milk for your baby. From temperature to timing, cooling and warming, this information can help you get started. What kind of […]

IS IT TRUE THAT BREASTFEEDING PROMOTES WEIGHTLOSS?

Beyond providing nourishment and helping to protect your baby from getting sick, breast-feeding can also help you lose weight gained during pregnancy. When you breast-feed, you use fat cells stored in your body during pregnancy — along with calories from your diet — to fuel your milk production and feed your baby. Weight loss during […]

Is My Baby Still Hungry?

It’s no secret that  breast feed feeding can sometimes be stressful for new mums. How do you tell when your baby is full?  The good news is that your baby is the single best authority for when he or she needs to be breast fed and when he is satisfied. Your baby’s internal regulator for […]

25 Breastfeeding Secrets

Nursing your baby is no easy feat. Luckily, we’ve rounded up these 25 breastfeeding tips from the experts who’ve figured out the smartest tricks, shortcuts, and solutions.          Before baby:  Line up help. Consider meeting with a lactation consultant or another nursing expert before you have the baby. She or he can share tips that […]

5 WAYS BREASTFEEDING HELPS YOU BOND WITH YOUR BABY

Breastfeeding gives you an amazing opportunity to have a really close bond with your baby, to offer comfort in a unique way to anyone else and to nurture your baby. Scientists have discovered the secret behind how breastfeeding helps mothers bond with their babies. Childcare experts have long known that the closeness and intimacy of […]

Engorged Breasts? Here is How You Can Get Relief

For the first few days after giving birth, a new mother’s breasts remain soft. They will produce colostrum. Colostrum, the first milk, is available in just the right amount, and is rich in immune factors that protect newborns. Sometime during the next few days, the breasts will become full, firm, warm, and perhaps tender. When […]

How To Breastfeed

If  breastfeeding feels a bit awkward at first, don’t worry. Breastfeeding is a skill that you and your baby learn together, and it can take time to get used to. There are lots of different positions you can use to breastfeed. You just need to check the following points: Are you comfortable? It’s worth getting […]