Tag: breastmilk

Tips for Breastfeeding While Taking Medication

It is possible for you to contaminate your breastmilk if you are taking particular drugs.   Are you having to take medication for long periods of time?  Are you on medicines for diabetes?  Or a course of antibiotics?  Or just a one off tablet like a sedative?  Whatever your situation you need to seek advice. […]

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Myths About Breastfeeding

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After you give birth there will be lots of advice given about breastfeeding.  However, not all advice is good advice! Here are some myths around breastfeeding: Myth : Women who drink breast milk can multiply her milk supply. Fact : You can maximize your milk production by increasing the frequency of breastfeeding and expressing milk. […]

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Dos and Don’ts of Breastfeeding

There is a lot of literature out there on breastfeeding which can get slightly confusing for new moms. Yes, breastfeeding will seem like an uphill battle at times, but the benefits of feeding your baby breast milk make it worth it. It will  boost his\her immune system in the long run,  decrease your stress level […]

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Breastfeeding Styles

Every baby feeds differently from the next. Below are different styles of breastfeeding, observed by experts from Yale University, USA: ‘Barracuda’ type. This is the type of baby that once the breast is shown to them they energetically suck the nipple for 10-20 minutes.  This can result in painful nipples but gradually your child will […]

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When is Breast not Best

There are many benefits of breastfeeding , but there are also situations where you should avoid it completely. Whilst breastmilk is always best for your baby there are some conditions when breastfeeding should be avoided at all times. These include: If the mother is infected by HIV (AIDS). It is possible to transmit the HIV virus […]

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