7 Simple Steps to Increase Your Milk Supply

So you thought that breastfeeding would come naturally right?  For some women it does, and milk supply is never a problem. For others, and I’m amongst those, breastfeeding was always tricky, mainly because my milk supply was so low. We tend to get offered practical support on how to breastfeed – positioning  the baby etc, but until recently the issue of low supply of milk was not sufficiently addressed. Breastfeeding can be and should be […]

What Should You Eat When You’re Breastfeeding?

If you’ve decided to breastfeed, you don’t need to start a special diet. What’s important is to make sure you’re eating a balanced and varied diet to maintain your energy levels. You will need some extra energy to sustain you when breastfeeding (and of course for looking after your baby, particularly in the middle of the night!). But you don’t need to ‘eat for two’ and can usually get the nutrients you need from eating […]

7 Ways to Make Breastfeeding More Comfortable

Breastfeeding is a beautiful bonding moment between mother and child, but let’s be honest, it’s not always comfortable. Feedings throughout the day can really take a toll on your body and not just your breasts. Thankfully, there are some tried and true ways to help you make breastfeeding as comfortable as it can be, so you can enjoy it for the experience it is.   Change up your position. Try holding your baby in different […]

Explore the Many Benefits of Breast Milk

Choosing to breastfeed your baby is an important decision every mom to be must make. If it’s something you’re able to do, you should know that breast milk is a remarkably healthy choice of nourishment for your little one and the act of feeding them is a wonderful way to bond. But do you know all the benefits of breast milk? There’s more to it than you might think. Breast Milk Basics Once you become […]

Comparing Different Options for Nursing Covers

Choosing to breastfeed your baby is a beautiful decision that allows you to bond on a new level with your baby. A mother’s breast milk really is the perfect food for a growing baby to help them develop properly and stay in good health. However, one aspect of breastfeeding that isn’t always easy is feeding your baby in public or in the company of other people. You want to provide your child with the nourishment […]

The Importance of Vitamin D for Mother and Child

Nutrition is of the utmost importance throughout a woman’s pregnancy and while breastfeeding to ensure mother and child are getting all their essential nutrients. One such nutrient to pay attention to is Vitamin D, which plays a critical role in development and continued health. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble Vitamin, which means the body stores it for use later on.  The main source of Vitamin D is from daily unprotected exposure to the sun, but […]

Bottle Basics for When Baby Arrives

Once your baby arrives, you’re at the mercy of their little tummies. Babies feed often and you need to be prepared to give them what they need at any hour of the day or night. Whether you’re breastfeeding or using formula, bottles are something every new parent needs. But, like everything, it’s not as simple as grabbing a glass from the cupboard like you would when you need a drink. Don’t worry, we’ve got you […]

10 Ways to Make Breastfeeding More Comfortable

If you choose to breastfeed your child, it can be a wonderful way to bond with your baby. However, it’s also quite the physical commitment that can take a toll on your body and your schedule. While you’re more than willing to make the sacrifice to give them the best nutrition you can, it’s just as important to take care of yourself so the experience remains meaningful as well.   These 10 ideas can make […]

Breastfeeding Diet Do’s and Dont’s

Making the choice to breastfeed is a profound one and is also a very special way for mother and child to bond in the early months. It’s important to remember how you take care of yourself directly affects your child when you breastfeed. In order to make sure your child is getting the very best of nutrition from you, there are some guidelines to keep in mind. While you don’t have to omit as many […]

Do babies really need vitamins?

In most cases, breast milk or formula provides just about everything a baby needs for the first four to six months. HOWEVER, the exception is vitamin D, which is recommended as a supplement for breastfed babies and babies who drink less than 32 ounces of formula per day. After age 4 to 6 months, as your baby’s diet gradually changes from an all-liquid diet to one that contains more and more solid food, your doctor […]