Making the transition from using bottles, cups etc., to feeding at the breast There are lots of reasons babies might need more milk than they can get directly at the breast: They don’t have enough energy to do all the work of feeding. They may have been born early or small-for-dates, or are … [Read more...] about Weaning from Supplements
Feeding breastmilk other than at the breast When the nursing mother and baby are separated or the baby cannot feed at the breast, they may need another way of taking breastmilk. These tips assume that your baby is being fed expressed breastmilk. If this is not available, please check with your … [Read more...] about Bottles and other tools
Weaning is the process whereby a child learns to take nourishment other than his mother’s milk. It starts when the child is introduced to foods and drinks in addition to breastmilk, and ends when he ﬁnally stops nursing. Introducing a baby to the exciting world of food alongside breastfeeding is … [Read more...] about Thinking of Weaning?
‘Nipple confusion’, ‘nipple preference’ or ‘flow preference’ is often used to describe a change in a baby’s sucking pattern or their willingness to breastfeed following the introduction of a bottle or dummy. A baby may have difficulty latching or staying on the breast, be fussy or reluctant to … [Read more...] about Nipple Confusion
“Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.” - La Leche League International Nature intended mothers and babies to stay together as much as possible because breastfeeding is the normal way to care for a baby - … [Read more...] about When Mum Can’t Be There
Nobody likes to disturb a sleeping baby, but sometimes a baby can be too sleepy for their own good. At times like this they may need you to take action. Your newborn baby needs to nurse actively for one or both breast at each feed. Offer the second breast after they seem to have finished at the … [Read more...] about Sleepy Baby – Why And What To Do