... a loud clatter from the kitchen & both babies startle, waking before…

On Feeding Babies and Choices

a loud clatter from the kitchen & both babies startle, waking before…

Most efficient way of ramping up breastmilk supply is to feed, feed, feed. More you feed or nurse the more milk your breasts will produce. However, there may be times you just need more. Stimulation of the nerves with breastfeeding, as well as the removal of milk give a signal to your body to ramp up production. Galactagogues are a natural food product or herb that can help increase milk supply. Read my top 10 list that give a natural boost: …

10 foods that increase your breastmilk supply

10 foods that increase your breastmilk supply - Nurture Parenting

Lisa Hunter writes: I had never given a second thought to seeing another woman feeding her child with a bottle. Yet every time I pulled out my formula and mixed it to feed my baby, I felt the eyeballs on me. I felt those knowing stares. I felt the judgments. In my head I heard, you’re not good enough. Even the formula container reminded me every time I mixed a bottle. “Pediatricians agree that breast milk is best.” Thanks, formula container. I needed that.

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Lisa Hunter writes: I had never given a second thought to seeing another woman feeding her child with a bottle. Yet every time I pulled out my formula and mixed it to feed my baby, I felt the eyeballs on me. I felt those knowing stares. I felt the judgments. In my head I heard, you’re not good enough. Even the formula container reminded me every time I mixed a bottle. “Pediatricians agree that breast milk is best.” Thanks, formula container. I needed that.

I had a couple of phone calls this week from mums who tried to give their 2 and 3-month-old babies a bottle. These babies had been totally breastfed and both mums needed to give a bottle to the baby so they could exercise/go to the gym and/or go back to work. And guess what? It was stressful and involved lots of tears. Not good for mum or baby. Read more: https://www.nurtureparenting.com.au/giving-a-bottle-to-a-mainly-breast-fed-baby/

I had a couple of phone calls this week from mums who tried to give their 2 and 3-month-old babies a bottle. These babies had been totally breastfed and both mums needed to give a bottle to the baby so they could exercise/go to the gym and/or go back to work. And guess what? It was stressful and involved lots of tears. Not good for mum or baby. Read more: https://www.nurtureparenting.com.au/giving-a-bottle-to-a-mainly-breast-fed-baby/

"Tilly, a complete angel up until 3.5 mths. Then it went a bit wrong. Breastfeeding & no problems. She almost sleept through the night. Then she decided to wake me 1.5-2 hours through the night. Day feeds were getting shorter too. I started giving her a bottle of formula at night to see if that made a difference. It did a little but not enough. She was also a windy/colicky, often woke screaming. I called the baby whisperer extraordinaire, my sister for advice." Read more

When baby sleeping and feeding goes wrong: My sister's story

"Tilly, a complete angel up until 3.5 mths. Then it went a bit wrong. Breastfeeding & no problems. She almost sleept through the night. Then she decided to wake me 1.5-2 hours through the night. Day feeds were getting shorter too. I started giving her a bottle of formula at night to see if that made a difference. It did a little but not enough. She was also a windy/colicky, often woke screaming. I called the baby whisperer extraordinaire, my sister for advice." Read more

If I Had Given Him Just One Bottle, He Would Still Be Alive. Fed is best. A very sobering read. This little boy deserves to have his story heard. "I trusted my doctors and nurses to help me through this – even more so since I was pretty heavily medicated from my emergency c-section and this was my first baby. But I was wrong. I’ve learned I have to be my child’s number one advocate." Read more from Jillian Johnson

Doctors say "breast is best," but sometimes it's not enough; "If I had given him just one bottle, he would still be alive," mom says

These new dad comments are really beautiful & worth reading ❤️ "Discussions about feeding babies are almost always centered around moms & their choice (or ability) to breastfeed or formula-feed. Like so many other parts of parenting, we don't really talk about the role dads can play, & we certainly don't ask them how they feel about. I think we should, though, so I had a few dads reveal what it's like to feed their babies for the first time."…

Discussions about feeding babies are almost always centered around moms and their choice (or ability) to breastfeed or formula-feed. Like so many other parts of parenting, we don't really talk about the role dads can play, and we certainly don't ask

This blog looks at legalities of infant feeding & the context we midwives/nurses are working in partnership with families, in relation to infant feeding. It's a minefield. I look at the NHM RC, WHO & Australian midwives rules. I think as a parent it's useful to know what a health professional is duty bound to inform you about have a duty of care to give parents correct, up to date info on formula feeding. Read more: www.nurtureparenting.com.au/infant-formula-and-protein-levels/

Infant formula: What you need to know

This blog looks at legalities of infant feeding & the context we midwives/nurses are working in partnership with families, in relation to infant feeding. It's a minefield. I look at the NHM RC, WHO & Australian midwives rules. I think as a parent it's useful to know what a health professional is duty bound to inform you about have a duty of care to give parents correct, up to date info on formula feeding. Read more: www.nurtureparenting.com.au/infant-formula-and-protein-levels/

Constance Hall writes: Breast feeding mums deserve all the praise in the world, they are glorious selfless super beings. And do you know who what other glorious, selfless super beings deserve all the praise in the world? Formula feeding mums. I started full time formula feeding the twins at around 5 mths & guess what? It's no joy ride either. In fact, in some ways it's harder…

It's international breast feeding week.

In this video Danielle talks about the challenges of breastfeeding her new baby…

In this video Danielle talks about the challenges of breastfeeding her new baby…


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