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
Many new parents are surprised to find themselves feeling helpless when their baby first arrives. However well you prepare for your baby's arrival, it is common to lack confidence or to worry that you don't know what to do. There are thousands of books which will confidently tell you precisely … [Read more...] about Dealing with criticism
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organisation.1 LLLGB supports everyone who wants to breastfeed or chestfeed in reaching their goals. We do not discriminate based on sex, gender or gender identity. Trans men, trans women and non-binary individuals may choose to … [Read more...] about Support for Transgender & Non-binary Parents
As new parents, we suddenly find ourselves examining our babies' poo more closely than we could ever have imagined. We pay attention to the colour, quantity, texture and smell, and notice the slightest changes. We then go to the internet looking for answers and fear the worst. There are many … [Read more...] about What’s in a nappy?
After the work of getting things going, you may feel that breastfeeding should become easy and enjoyable. People talk about the amazing bond that comes with breastfeeding, or that wonderful oxytocin rush. There seems to be an increase in both classical art and stock photographs (no doubt very … [Read more...] about When You Don’t Enjoy Breastfeeding
When it comes to teething, all babies are different: a very few are born with teeth already erupted through their gums, while others may reach their first birthday without any. In general, most babies will have that first little flash of white in their gums by six months old, and by two years old … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding and teething
Most babies are keen to feed in the first 90 minutes after they are born especially if they are in skin-to-skin contact with their mum. If your baby is too sleepy to take this first feed or needs medical attention, it's a good idea to ask your healthcare team to show you how to hand express and … [Read more...] about Signs of effective feeding in the early days
It’s not unusual for a baby to test out his new teeth on his mother. Some will breastfeed for months or years without even a tiny nip, some may do it once or twice, while some babies are more persistent biters. He isn’t trying to hurt you – he isn’t yet able to understand that he is causing you … [Read more...] about Help! My baby bit me!
What is a nursing strike? If a baby who has been quite happily breastfeeding suddenly starts to refuse the breast it could be a "nursing strike”. Sometimes this can be mistaken for the baby wanting to stop breastfeeding, but a baby who is ready to wean usually does so over a period of time. In … [Read more...] about Nursing strikes
Dechrau cynnar Daliwch eich baban croen wrth groen cyn gynted ag y bydd wedi ei eni. Anogwch eich babi i fwydo ar y fron cyn gynted â phosibl. Cydio • Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod yn gyfforddus ac wedi ymlacio – eisteddwch neu gorweddwch gyda rhywbeth yn cynnal eich cefn. • Cadwch eich bron … [Read more...] about Bwydo ar y fron