Estelle’s baby’s birth didn’t go to plan and they battled with getting breastfeeding started. Here, she writes about their path through a rocky first few weeks. I had decided long before my daughter was born that I was going to breastfeed: I spent a lot of time educating myself at antenatal … [Read more...] about When something just isn’t right
Healthy babies are born with a vital survival skill—the instinct to breastfeed. Interfering with this instinct in the early days and weeks of a baby’s life can lead to problems. Many a mother has noticed a change in her baby’s sucking patterns after introducing a bottle or dummy. Her baby may … [Read more...] about Nipple Confusion?
A nipple shield is a thin, silicone teat that can be placed over a mother’s nipple and may help a baby who is having difficulty learning to breastfeed. Holes in the tip allow milk to flow into the baby’s mouth. A nipple shield can be used temporarily to help establish breastfeeding or in some cases … [Read more...] about Nipple shields