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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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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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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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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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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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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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Royal Darwin Hospital for 6 months I arrived in Darwin last week, I’m here working as a lactation consultant at the Royal Darwin Hospital for the next 6 months. Wow my first week was a taste of what will be a very interesting and educational 6 months for me. There will be lots of work

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I leave for a 3 week holiday to Iran this Friday. I’m madly running around trying to get organised. I will not have access to messenger or facebook while there- I think. If you would like to contact me please email cathygarbin@cathygarbin.com We are a tour group of 8 women who are mostly old friends,

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There is SOOOOOOO much information available to us all at the tap of a finger, it’s great. However we need to be very discerning when it comes to getting good information, particularly when it comes to breastfeeding. Over more than 20 years of being a lactation consultant I have collected what I think are the

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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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Do you have concerns about your milk supply, pain with breastfeeding, difficulties attaching your baby, your baby is not going weight well or any other issue, call me if you want assistance. Last week I attended a 2 day workshop related to baby’s brain development. Babies are so amazing, their little brains are so vulnerable

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If you dread breastfeeding you need help ASAP Don’t suffer alone you can work through this. There are many reasons for dreading breastfeeding such as : pain, fatigue, feeling overwhelmed, baby not happy to breastfeed, struggling to make a good milk supply to mention just a few. With a thorough assessment and management plan all

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We are more than half way through our European holiday, it’s been fantastic. See details for LC s Bernie O’Regan and Dr Sharon Perrella and GP Dr Marnie Rowan. At the moment we are staying in a lovely home in Sheffield while they stay in our house. We are using Homelink a great home sharing organisation.

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I recently did some interviews with the breast pump development company Medela for their revised website. The information on the revised site is really good and is all evidenced based. They have set the information out on a timeline starting with pregnancy through the first 6 months of your breastfeeding journey. You can pick out

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“Predict My Future” this study based in Dunedin New Zealand is a world renown study looking at children, their personality types and how their lives pan out in the future; its fascinating.  The bottom line: warm, sensitive and stimulating parenting is what helps kids develop and go on to have productive, happy, healthy lives. It

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I have always had a passion for working with our indigenous mothers and babies. I know they can teach me soooo much about breastfeeding because their culture is very strong and breastfeeding is normal in their society. Sadly its not so normal in Western society now. We need to learn how to make it normal

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  When breastfeeding doesn’t work out Throughout time there have always been mothers who’s bodies cannot produce enough milk for their baby’s needs or for other reasons breastfeeding has just not worked. When experience has failed to meet expectations the situation can result in a grave personal sense of loss for the new mother. Emotions

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