Breastfeeding always comes to an end – at some point, every breastfed baby or child stops breastfeeding. This article looks at what happens after your toddler or older child weans,1 how it feels for you and what it might mean for you going forward. Sometimes, because of difficulties, … [Read more...] about After weaning – what next?
After the first three months, many mothers start to settle into a bit of a rhythm with their baby and begin to feel like life has become a bit more predictable. Then around four months (or anywhere between three and six months), babies seem to change all over again, sometimes becoming more fussy, … [Read more...] about What happens at four months?
If a breastfeeding mother is summonsed to take part in jury service, she can ask for this to be deferred. See our article Breastfeeding and Jury Service However, sometimes a breastfeeding mother is summonsed as a witness in a court case, either because she has previously provided evidence in a … [Read more...] about When a Breastfeeding Mother is called as a Court Witness
When you have early breastfeeding problems, it can feel as if it’s “all gone wrong” and the dreams you had about feeding your baby are in ruins. Fortunately, babies are very adaptable and resilient, and so are their mothers! With time, patience and, if necessary, skilled help, it is almost always … [Read more...] about Getting breastfeeding on track after a difficult start – the “3 Keeps”
Women hear a lot of conflicting information about what they can or cannot eat while breastfeeding and these recommendations may vary according to culture and tradition, along with individual personal preference and finances. In some cultures a food may be considered beneficial to a breastfeeding … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding and a Mother’s Diet: Myths and Facts
What is a “late preterm” baby? Late preterm babies are usually defined as those born between 34 and 36 weeks gestation. Because these babies are often well - most don’t need to spend time in Special Care - and because they look like full-term babies (just a bit smaller), it’s often assumed that … [Read more...] about Feeding late preterm babies
If you are breastfeeding during pregnancy, you may be wondering what happens after your new baby is born. Nursing a new baby while an older one is still nursing is generally referred to as tandem nursing. This could be after a pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby or having adopted a new nursling … [Read more...] about Tandem Nursing
Breastfeeding may not always be easy at first, but as the months go by many mothers find it is an important and enjoyable part of their relationship with their child, one neither of them is ready to bring to an end quickly. However, society is not always accepting or understanding of mothers nursing … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding beyond infancy
When a baby cries for a long time without any obvious cause parents are often told their infant has colic. This is a “catchall” description for when a baby cries incessantly for around three hours a day and cannot be comforted. The crying generally happens in the afternoon or evenings. It often … [Read more...] about I think my baby’s got colic
You may be reading this because you have a preterm baby, or because you are expecting to deliver your baby before full term and you want to be prepared. Perhaps you're supporting someone who has recently had a preterm baby. Whatever your situation then we hope this information will help to get … [Read more...] about Successfully breastfeeding your premature baby