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
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
On Monday 23 May, La Leche League GB’s PR & Media representative, Anna Burbidge, attended a meeting at Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, jointly organised by Maternity Action and Kate Green, MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. The panel of Speakers were: Kate Green MP (Shadow … [Read more...] about Maternity Action – Challenging inequality: Promoting wellbeing
If you’re expecting a baby and are continuing to breastfeed your older child, many questions may be going through your mind. Mothers can breastfeed while pregnant; some go on to nurse both their new baby and their older child after the birth. This is known as ‘tandem nursing’. Breastfeeding … [Read more...] about Pregnant and Breastfeeding
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?
Whatever your birth options, your active participation is a big help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start. Making informed choices about where and how you give birth is the first step. Even when medical concerns limit your choices, there may be more options available than your medical … [Read more...] about Birth & Breastfeeding