Labour can be varied; you may describe the pain to be manageable while others could need strong pain relief. Pain is subjective, meaning it is personal and experienced differently by everyone, with every woman responding and coping in different ways with the pain of labour and childbirth.
Let’s chat about blocked milk ducts! Often pesky, annoying and unpleasant!
It can be normal to have swollen breasts in the first few weeks of breastfeeding due to your milk coming in, but no lumps bigger than the size of a pea. If you’re feeling well and you have a sore lump in your breast, it’s probably a blocked milk duct.
Colostrum and breastmilk can be used to treat blocked tear ducts, cracked nipples, rashes and is pain relief for your baby.
Breastmilk is called liquid gold for a reason. If you have spare breastmilk in your fridge or freezer, don’t throw it away (unless it’s off) - here are some of the many ways you can use your breastmilk!
1 in 3 women in Australia consider their birth as traumatic - let’s improve this statistic!There is no one way to define a traumatic birth, it is a subjective feeling that will be different for you and me, so it is essentially anything that you or partner describe as disturbing or distressing to you as an individual.
Today we want to chat about breastfeeding into toddlerhood, the benefits, the pros, and what health bodes around the world day. Over 90% of mothers in Australia will initiate breastfeeding after birth. Some families have a very specific idea of how long they wish to breastfeed, others may find it doesn’t work for them and end sooner. Whatever you decide, just know any time spent breastfeeding will do your baby a world of good, if you want and choose to.
Today we want to talk about a very serious topic, and that is SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). The definition of SIDS is “The unexplained death of a baby under 12 months of age, usually during sleep.”
Safe sleeping is extremely important for all new parents/ caregivers to be aware of and to practice. There are simple evidence-based steps all families can do to help reduce the likelihood of SIDS, below is a list that should be implemented from day one, if possible. Always consult your health professional if you have any concerns or questions.