July 18, 2018

Despite the best advice by well meaning people around you, you may want to reconsider keeping your baby confined to indoors.  While this may be helpful to get organisation into the household, research shows a different view.

Lack of stimulation in babies has been found...

July 18, 2018

Circadian Rythmn is the scientific term for the effect that sunlight has on our sleep / wake cycle.  Opening the blinds early in the morning and getting a reasonable amount of light exposure to your baby can help set this internal clock.

When darkness comes your baby is...

July 18, 2018

Listeria is in the News again in frozen foods.  The preparation of fresh vegetables for the family is now a much safer option.  There are many frozen foods coming into Australia from other countries which may contain pesticides at the time they are frozen.  Though buyi...

July 18, 2018

While most mothers are aware of the concerns of having alcohol in their breast milk, it is less commonly known that alcohol can interfere with milk being let out of the breasts. 

After consuming alcohol, you may experience a feeling that your supply is poor because...

July 18, 2018

Babies are very sensitive to Peppermint Oil in the first few months of their life.  Mothers who use Peppermint Oil might not be aware of this.  Whether you are a breastfeeding or bottle feeding mum, this is a reminder to be cautious using Peppermint Oil.

July 18, 2018

Are you introducing solids to your baby too early?  There was a News item on the ABC about research showing that babies taking food at 6 months are more settled.  I couldn't find this one in the feed but it concerns me that people may be introducing solids too quickly....

July 18, 2018

The cold and flu season is now upon us. If you are unwell, consume lots of fluids, soups and fresh juices and conserve as much energy as possible.  Your breastmilk contains all the antibodies your body has made for fighting colds and flu.

It's interesting that studies s...

June 14, 2018

Your individual family needs when expecting a baby can encompasses many facets including expressed breast milk, going back to work early, mixed feeding and managing complex health conditions.  Feedback from mums is that engaging a lactation consultant early at the ante...

May 21, 2018

Many women who have their babies in a Private hospital still prefer to go home as soon as possible to start motherhood in the comfort and privacy of their own home.  Having a lactation consultant can make this decision easier and the transition smoother.

There’s various...

May 19, 2018

The first few weeks of motherhood are filled with many highs and lows - a new identity is forming with the birth of your baby. It is so easy to be focused on doing a great job and meeting everyone’s needs except your own.

For generations, mothers have always put their f...

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