The most natural way to feed your new baby is breastfeeding, but where do you begin? Learning to breastfeed comes naturally to some mums, but others need a bit of help – and that’s why we’re here. We’ve compiled the most practical, useful information about breastfeeding, including help increasing milk supply, what to do about mastitis, nipple care and engorgement, and general help with establishing breastfeeding..
Many mums bottle-feed their babies, and we know how hard it is to find unbiased information about giving your baby a bottle. We’ve put together a comprehensive resource on bottle-feeding, including tips on establishing bottle-feeding, what equipment you’ll need to bottle-feed, how to mix formula, sterilise and clean your bottles, and advice from other mums to give you confidence and reassurance.
Breastfeeding and expressing breast milk are two totally different actions, and many mums struggle with expressing breast milk. We’ve got comprehensive advice on how to choose a breast pump, everything you need to know about expressing breast milk, what equipment you need, how to overcome common problems with expressing, and how to safely store your expressed breast milk.
When should you start your baby on solids? What’s the ideal first food, and how can you get them to try new foods? Is your baby is ready to start solids, and how does breastfeeding fit into the picture? If your baby is close to six months old and you think it’s time to introduce solids to their diet, or you’re thinking of weaning your baby from breastfeeding or dropping a feed.
Pregnancy is such a special time! Whether you’re a first-time expectant mum or you’ve been there, done that, our special pregnancy section has information on conception and pregnancy, help finding a midwife, advice on maternity bras, and ideas on you what to expect from your growing bump! If you’re pregnant or planning to be, we’ve got lots of advice and help for you.
Bringing home a newborn can be a bit daunting. We’re here to help you prepare for parenthood and what to expect. What’s normal newborn behaviour, and when should you worry? What baby products do you really need? What do you need to know about newborn sleep and crying? And what’s the deal with those newborn poos?
If you’re pregnant and just want to know more about what different kinds of labour, reading birth stories can help demystify birth and give you ideas about the kind of birth you’d like. If you just need to know what your birth options are, we’ve got a story to tell you! Wonderful mums have shared their birth stories for you to read and learn from. In their own words, these birth stories from real mums will touch your heart.
Reading another mum’s honest, heartfelt story is inspiring and comforting. It’s so helpful to know other mothers have been through what we’re facing! Our special collection of stories from real mums covers breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, postnatal depression, baby loss and miscarriage, feeding tips, and beautiful photos of mums breastfeeding their babies. Say it with us: “Awwww!”