The first days and weeks of breastfeeding often boil down to sheer survival: getting your baby to latch onto (and stay on!) your breast; functioning on what often feels like mere minutes of sleep; and willing yourself to keep going if you're having problems. Read More
Being a new mum can be hard. Scrap that. Being a new mum IS hard. It’s a given. When our bubs arrived he was very much wanted and changed our world for the better. We love him to pieces but I can’t deny that our first few months were hell as I struggled to work out all the breastfeeding issues. Read More
As a new mum, I've come to learn there are many things you should not say to a new mum. Take for example that blissful 8 hours of uninterrupted, childfree sleep you enjoyed last night. I didn't think it was possible to actually forget what that feels like. Read More
I remember getting ready for school and spending just that little bit too long in front of the mirror doing my hair. It made my dad crazy because I made him late for work almost every day. Looking back, I was really self-conscious in those days with very thick hair, not straight or curly, it just would never behave. I needed the time to steer it away from annoying and unruly, enough to gather together a small sceric of self-confidence. Now, 5 months post birth, my hair has got so thin I can barely put it in a pony tail. Read More
As a new mother, it’s totally natural to worry about whether or not your baby is getting enough milk. Read More
If your baby seems to be hungry again shortly after feeding time, then perhaps your little one is not getting enough to eat.
Certainly, the best way to know is to see a lactation specialist, but in the meantime, there are some things that you can do to increase your breast milk supply.