Expert advice on breastfeeding and teething

Being a mother can be both exciting and challenging. Mothers being aware that breastfeeding is good for their baby’s health and their own wellbeing is the most important factor in continuing to breastfeed. Here you’ll find useful articles about minimizing the stress and making the breastfeeding period as comfortable as possible for you and your baby.

For babies, teething can be uncomfortable. Problems can range from swollen gums, disturbed sleep and irritability to diarrhea. So it is clearly important to minimize the baby’s discomfort.. We offer advice on how to reduce the discomfort and also useful information on tooth development and weaning.

May 4, 2018

Sore nipples during breastfeeding – is this normal?

Sore nipples are such a common experience for new mothers that many women think it is a normal part of the whole breastfeeding experience and they just put up with […]
May 2, 2018

Plugged Milk Ducts and Mastitis – Advice and Tips

Milk ducts are small tubes carrying milk from the glands that secrete it, to the nipple. When the baby starts sucking on the nipple, the muscle cells surrounding these tubes […]
May 1, 2018

Painful breastfeeding and Nipples – Some Remedies

Many mothers experience pain while breastfeeding for one reason or another. Forsome, it can become so distressing that they decide to stop nursing all together. Experts recommend nursing your baby […]
April 29, 2018

Biting baby hurting Nipple – Some Tips

Biting while breastfeeding can be painful and make nursing an unpleasant experience for you. Whether it is because the nipple is still sore from the bite, or because you are […]
June 29, 2016

Baby teething chart

Baby teething chart Teething usually starts when your baby is about 6 months old, but you shouldn’t be surprised if the process starts anywhere between 3 and 12 months of […]
June 29, 2016

Baby food chart

Introducing solid foods into your baby’s diet is a big milestone in your child’s development. When deciding on the right time to do this, keep in mind that your baby’s […]
June 29, 2016

Alcohol and breastfeeding

Some confusing myths about drinking alcohol while breastfeeding persist in modern society. You may have heard that beer can increase the amount of milk produced by the lactating mother or […]
June 29, 2016

When should I start brushing teeth?

When should I start brushing teeth? Milk teeth usually start appearing around the age of 6 months, however, oral hygiene should start before that. Milk teeth may not seem important […]
June 29, 2016

Causes of breastfeeding pain

Many new mothers believe that pain in the first few days of breastfeeding is normal. Even though it may take some time for you and your baby to find the […]
June 29, 2016

When babies start teething

When babies start teething Just like walking and saying their first words, teething is another important milestone in your child’s life. Although seeing the first teeth when your little one […]
June 29, 2016

Weaning

Sooner or later, the time comes for every baby to be weaned. It is up to you and your baby to decide when is the right time to stop nursing. […]
June 29, 2016

The benefits of breastfeeding

World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, pediatricians’ associations and lactation consultants around the world agree – breastfeeding is the best option for you and your baby. Breast-feeding is the recommended way […]
June 29, 2016

The anatomy of the breast

The anatomy of the breast In order to understand breastfeeding, correct practices and some of the common issues that may come our way, we should first understand the basic anatomy […]
June 29, 2016

Teething toys

Teething toys When choosing teething toys for your baby, there are some important rules to keep in mind. Of course, one of the main factors is whether the teether is […]
June 29, 2016

Teething symptoms

Teething symptoms Even though teething symptoms and their intensity differ between children, for a majority of parents and their babies, teething can be a very stressful process. Once the teeth […]
June 29, 2016

Teething remedies

Teething remedies If your baby is teething, then you’re probably familiar with how much stress this can cause for the whole family. Even though the number and intensity of symptoms […]
June 29, 2016

Teething problems

Teething problems When teeth start growing and breaking through the gums, this can cause many different problems for children and parents. Teething generally occurs around the age of 6 months, […]
June 29, 2016

Teething and nappy rash – is there a connection?

Teething and diaper rash – is there a connection? Once teething starts, many babies show an array of symptoms – drooling, gnawing, rubbing their face, swollen gums and being generally […]
June 29, 2016

Signs of teething

Signs of teething Teething can be a very stressful period for both the child and the parents. Signs of teething usually appear for the first time around six months of […]
June 29, 2016

Reflux

Reflux You may notice that your baby is bringing up milk during feeding or shortly afterwards – this is a normal occurrence called reflux and in most cases presents no […]
June 27, 2016

Expressing breast milk

Expressing breast milk There are many reasons why you may be considering expressing breast milk by pumping. These may includes: To make a reserve so that your baby can have […]
June 27, 2016

Nipple care

Nipple care Breastfeeding takes some getting used to – the initial feeling may be strange and slightly uncomfortable. However, you should get used to it , so pain should not […]
June 27, 2016

Mastitis

Mastitis About 10% of mothers experience breast inflammation called mastitis. There are two types of mastitis non infectious and infectious. Breast-feeding is a learned skill, and poor technique can lead […]
June 27, 2016

Latching problems

Latching problems A proper latch is necessary for successful and pain-free breastfeeding. The term latching on describes your baby taking the nipple and the entire areola into their mouth. Latching […]
June 27, 2016

Lactation

Lactation From conception to delivery, your body goes through significant changes in order to provide a great home for the growing fetus. However, the task of nurturing a new life […]
June 27, 2016

How to stop breastfeeding

How to stop breastfeeding No doubt, breastfeeding is incredibly beneficial for both mother and baby – that is why the experts recommend nursing until your child is at least one […]
June 27, 2016

How to increase breast milk supply

How to increase breast milk supply If you are worried about whether you are producing enough milk for your baby’s needs, it may help to know that you are not […]
June 27, 2016

Feeding infants

Feeding infants Once you bring your little bundle of joy home from the hospital, you may find yourself in a whirlwind of questions, doubts and worries on how to provide […]
June 27, 2016

Engorgement

Engorgement After your baby is born, your breasts start producing colostrum, a fluid filled with nutrients and antibodies that protect your newborn from infections. Two to five days later, you […]
June 27, 2016

Can teething cause fever?

Can teething cause fever? Teething usually starts around the age of 6 months. Even though the order in which teeth appear is often the same, the timetable varies significantly, so […]
June 27, 2016

Breastfeeding newborns

Breastfeeding newborns When is the perfect time to start breastfeeding your newborn? The moment your doctor or a nurse puts your newly born baby on your chest, is a perfect […]
June 27, 2016

Breastfeeding diet

Breastfeeding diet You’ve probably heard of the old saying that you should be eating for two during pregnancy – even though there is some truth to this advice, you shouldn’t […]