Top tips and advice on breastfeeding for new mums
Tips, tricks and more for the most common breastfeeding questions
- The lactation Series: 12 short films that help prepare and support you on your breastfeeding journey – from pregnancy to postpartum.
- Let’s talk about breastfeeding, the early days: a video series with Prof Paula Meier, PhD, RN. Everything you need to know about breastfeeding before baby arrives and beyond.
Some of the topics covered:
- preparing for breastfeeding before birth
- sore nipples
- is my baby getting enough milk
- feeding cues
- baby weight loss
- latching on problems
- when milk comes in
Tips and advice from a lactation professional to help mums enabling breastfeed at home
The top 3 tips if your baby is unable to breastfeed in the 1st hours or days after birth
In this video by Katie James, reveals the methods mums could follow if their babies are unable to breastfeed in the 1st hours or days.
I have sore nipples, what should I do?
In this video, Katie James addresses what mums should do if they are experiencing sore nipples and/or nipple damage in the first week of breastfeeding.
Resources:Is my baby getting enough milk? PDF, 97 KB
How do I know when to feed my baby?
In this video, lactation consultant, Katie James, answers questions like: When should I start breastfeeding my newborn? What if the birth doesn’t go to plan?
The top 9 tips to help you when you get home from hospital with your baby!
In this video, Katie James talks about how to cope with various new routines as a new mum including exhaustion from breastfeeding.
The top 8 tips if your baby has lost too much weight
It's normal for babies to lose 5-7% of their weight in the first few days. In this video, mums can learn the reasons and several tips to protect their babies if they lose too much weight.
The top tips to help prevent and cure engorgement
It's normal for mums' breasts to feel full between the second and third day after birth. In this video, learn how to prevent breastmilk from being overly accumulated and how to cure it.
Resources:Choosing your Medela breast shield size
The top 5 tips if your baby is not latching on at the breast
Katie James, midwife and lactation consulting, goes through the top 5 tips if your baby is not latching on at the breast
Is it a good idea to introduce a bottle of expressed breast milk so I can get more sleep?
Katie James, midwife and lactation consulting, explains whether it's a good idea to introduce a bottle of expressed breast milk so mums can get more sleep?
If the milk is not coming in what should I do?
Katie James, midwife and lactation consultant, explains what mums should do if the milk is not coming in on time.
The lactation film to watch before birth
In this video, Katie James talks about number of factors which could cause a delay in the initiation of mums' breast milk supply.
What to expect in the first few hours after birth?
Katie James talks you through what to expect in the first few hours after birth.
Video series by Prof Paula Meier, PhD, RN.
Let’s talk about breastfeeding, the early days, is a video series with Paula Meier, PhD, RN.
Why are the first two weeks after birth important for breastfeeding
What should I expect during my birth hospitalization
Surviving the first week at home
What happens if my baby does not feed well at the breast?
Preparing for health conditions that may increase the chances of breastfeeding problems
What happens if you and your baby are separated