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.

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April 16, 2018

How do I naturally increase my breast milk

Are you unsure whether you are producing enough milk during breastfeeding? Especially if you feel overwhelmed and tired and the baby does not seem to stop crying anymore, you doubt […]
April 16, 2018

5 remedies for teething baby that really help

It must be said, your baby teething is another developmental milestone in your baby’s life. Teeth can start to come in anywhere from the age of 3 months and a […]
April 16, 2018

What is the let down reflex during breastfeeding?

When you breastfeed your baby, your body releases hormones that draw your milk towards the ducts behind your nipples. This release is called the ‘let down reflex’. The let down […]
April 16, 2018

What is nipple vasospasm?

When our blood vessels contract or become smaller in diameter, it is called “vasospasm”. Vasospasm can happen with exposure to cold or emotional stress, but in some people, it can […]
April 16, 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 […]
June 29, 2016

Biting baby

When your baby bites while you breastfeed, it can be painful and make nursing an unpleasant experience for you. Whether it is because the nipple is still sore from the […]
June 29, 2016

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 age. During the […]
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

Brushing my baby’s teeth – when do I start?

Milk teeth usually start appearing around the age of 6 months, however, oral hygiene should start before that. Milk teeth may not seem important since they are replaced around the […]
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

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 smiles is something to […]
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 – a mother’s need-to-know

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 of the female breasts. The […]
June 29, 2016

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 suitable for […]
June 29, 2016

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 start moving […]
June 29, 2016

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 varies between […]
June 29, 2016

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, but it […]
June 29, 2016

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 unsettled to name just a few. However, there is […]
June 29, 2016

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 age, but sometimes […]
June 29, 2016

How to relieve painful breastfeeding

Many mothers experience pain while breastfeeding for one reason or another. For some, it can become so distressing that they decide to stop nursing all together. Experts recommend nursing your […]
June 29, 2016

Reflux – should I worry?

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 reason […]
June 27, 2016

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 breast milk when […]
June 27, 2016

Plugged milk duct

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 […]
June 27, 2016

Nipple care for breastfeeding mothers

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 be part […]
June 27, 2016

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 to […]
June 27, 2016

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 on properly […]
June 27, 2016

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 doesn’t […]
June 27, 2016

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 year old. Whatever you […]
June 27, 2016

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 alone – many mothers around the […]
June 27, 2016

Feeding your infant child

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 your baby […]
June 27, 2016

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 breasts […]
June 27, 2016

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 it should be no […]
June 27, 2016

Breastfeeding your newborn

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 opportunity to […]
June 27, 2016

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 take it […]