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https://ebooks.medela.com/the-amazing-science-of-mothers-milk-en?_ga=2.36742624.1587282349.1523329194-1400930649.1523329194#!/cover This little 25 page book is a fantastic book for new parents. It gives you very good scientific information to help you avoid the inevitable conflicting advice many new families struggle with. It explains how your milk is made and the composition of your milk. It gives a really good timeline of before, immediately

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Breastfeeding Heroes Series: It is such a privilege to work with new families as a lactation consultant in Perth. With permission from families and without using real names I would like to share with you some breastfeeding hero stories from last year during the COVID lock down period. Jane had little Ida at 42 weeks

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There is nothing more significant in life that the birth of your first child. It can be very joyful but it is definitely not without its challenges Nothing can really prepare you for how life changes Looking after yourself and your relationships while caring for your new baby can help relieve some uncertainty and prevent

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One of the most common concerns I hear from new families is that everyone is telling them something different. As if it isn’t hard enough as it is having a new baby without this barrage of conflicting information from midwives in hospital, to GPs, child health nurse, paediatricians, friends and family and of course the

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New babies don’t come with any instructions! It’s natures way of teaching right from the start to trust yourself, your body and your family. The first 6 weeks are pretty tough and gruelling, a bit like running a marathon. We know from research that if you have breastfeeding confidence you will breastfeeding for longer. So

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Unprecedented times!! We are all in this together and it will pass. Taking care of yourself and minimising contact with others will see us through. Please contact me if you have having difficulties. I am well set up for zoom face time consultations. If we can not get your problem resolving with a virtual session

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It is common for woman to have some minor nipple discomfort in the first few days of breastfeeding. Try and prevent this evolving into nipple damage. Ensure you get good attachment with breastfeeding. Seeing a lactation consultant is the number one thing to do to help prevent nipple damage. It is a good idea in

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Telephone and videocall consultations I love to travel, take on different jobs and move all around the world. However I also love my work as a private Lactation Consultant, so give me a call or email if you want a telephone or virtual service. Want breastfeeding assistance from anywhere in the world? If you want

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To prevent soreness and nipple damage your baby needs to come to the breast in the most natural instinctive way. To do this he/she has to have a well supported body, you will know this is right when you see her/him searching for the breast with a big open mouth. your baby will then naturally

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I’m back in Perth, text, email or ring to discuss and arrange a home visit My 6 month contract working at the Royal Darwin Hospital has finished and we are heading home. It has been so wonderful working with all the new mums and bubs in the NICU and Special Care Nursery plus all the

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These terms were originally used in research Researchers collect a small (~1mL) sample of breastmilk before and after breastfeed/express. The samples are then spun in a centrifuge and the fat content of the sample is measured. The samples and volume of the feed are then used to work out the storage capacity of the woman’s

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In the first couple of days of breastfeeding it is normal to get some nipple tenderness. Just like when you wear new shoes, they usually need some breaking in. If breastfeeding is painful it could be that your attachment is not as good as it could be. Try some different positions shown on these videos.

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I’m really enjoying working at Royal Darwin Hospital. The ethnic mix is incredible, I’m learning so much from working with this diverse range of mums and babies. My work includes: Special Care Nursery and NICU Modern medicine is amazing! Working with families of babies born at 25-27 weeks gestation you see how resilient and fragile

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1. Get a home visit from a lactation consultant Breastfeeding your first baby can be very difficult initially. Don’t give up, it will get easier. Help is near. I like to home visit as soon as possible when I get a call for help with breastfeeding. 2. Work with your baby Babies are born to

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Breastfeeding can be really difficult at first. Getting help in those early days and having continual support in those first weeks can be all that is needed for breastfeeding to become easy for you and your baby. I home visit through out the Perth area. I endeavour to ensure a prompt, professional, comprehensive, evidenced based

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help is just a call away Happy belated Christmas. Catching up with the family at Christmas gatherings is a great time for us to enjoy all our different relationships- our partners, our parents, our children, our siblings, our cousins, our friends. It’s a good time to reflect on life and to look at what direction

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As Christmas creeps closer here are some thoughts to consider around our relationships ♥ Remember all relationships are dynamic and ever changing Tips for keeping ourselves and our loved ones valued, loved and nurtured: ♥Develop a sense of trust: so that all can be seen, understood and accepted ♥Accept that physical closeness is only one

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I will not be renewing my stock of breast pumps for sale, I still have a few in stock and of course will always have one available to use for consults and client loan.   I still have a stock of maymom expressing equipment going cheap $35 Includes: 2 flanges (30 or 27mm) with valves,

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This a very common concerns for new mums.   Some facts and tips about your milk supply: Your baby is fussy and does not settle after feeds, crying more than you expect At about 3 weeks of age many babies have unexplained unsettled periods during some part of the day. Holding them through this time

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