Tagged: breast feeding

Your baby, your breastfeeding journey.


Did you know that breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby? It is all that your baby needs to eat and drink for about the first 6 months, and will naturally help your little one against colds, tummy bugs, infections and allergies. Continue reading »

Finding Breastfeeding Support Online


Breastfeeding is a beautiful but challenging journey that you embark on with your baby. It’s not always easy to achieve and it can be hard to find someone to talk to when you have an issue! Continue reading »

Newborn advice with Dorothy Waide – feeding, burping, sleeping and more

newborn advice with Dorothy Waide

We were lucky enough to get some time with Dorothy Waide, sleep consultant to the stars, AKA the Baby Whisperer. Dorothy provides newborn advice for parents on everything from feeding to settling, from natural remedies to cloth diapers! Continue reading »

Knowing your baby’s Six-Wind-Cues


All parents want to understand their baby, and I believe most parents encounter times when this can be an overwhelming task, especially in the first 3 to 4 months. Your head may be screaming WHAT? WHAT DO YOU NEED? As again you repeat the cycle of feeding, releasing a few burps, and trying to settle them to sleep. I know this scenario only to well as I too had times like this in my early career.

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Mums need better access to breastfeeding in the workplace

Breastfeeding in the workplace

The New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority (NZBA) is calling for stronger workplace policies for nursing mothers in a bid to improve national breastfeeding rates once mothers leave hospital. Continue reading »

Breastfeeding knowledge

Co-sleeping breastfeeding

This article on breastfeeding knowledge explains how attitudes and knowledge around breastfeeding can affect feeding choices. Continue reading »

Expressing your milk


This article on expressing your milk provides information on expressing,  storing your breast milk, and how to fit it in around breastfeeding. Continue reading »

Breast feeding versus bottle feeding

Breast feeding versus bottle feeding

There is much information available on feeding choices, but we will begin with the choice of breast and bottle feeding and the advantages and disadvantages of both.

A hot topic indeed and very emotive! A decision that is very difficult for some parents.

While there are no doubts about the advantages of breast feeding for you and your baby, some people are not able to breastfeed, some do not perceive themselves as able to breast feed or simply do not want to. Continue reading »

Breastfeeding tips for new Mums


In many societies, both here in New Zealand and around the world, children grow up surrounded by the sight of breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, but it needs to be learnt and breastfeeding tips need to be taught. If we don’t see successful breastfeeding prior to giving birth, then pregnant women and their support people need to learn the principles in order to prevent problems and to make it a success. Continue reading »

Baby’s first breast feed

Baby’s first breast feed

This article on baby’s first breast feed gives parents encouragement, information and tips for the first breast feed you give your newborn baby.

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