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Exclusive expressing /exclusive pumping

EXCLUSIVE EXPRESSING/ EXCLUSIVE PUMPING Many women end up exclusively expressing.  Some through choice, some through circumstances beyond their control.  I totally understand that there can be strong emotions to work through, especially if you wanted to breastfeed directly and for what ever reason, that hasn’t worked out.  I exclusively expressed for my first for 18 …

Do you have enough milk?

One of the biggest concerns new mums have is whether they’ll make enough milk.  This isn’t peculiar to our culture.  For thousands of years, and in many different cultures, parents have used herbs, potions, spells, incantations, wet nurses and a variety of little cups and feeding devices to supplement. After all, before the advent of …

Positioning for breastfeeding

POSITIONING FOR BREASTFEEDING Why is positioning important? Nose to nipple, nose to nipple, nose to nipple… that’s how you position a baby for breastfeeding, right?  Actually, I wouldn’t start there.  If anything, lining a baby’s nose up to your nipple is the last step in a series of steps.  If you START with nose to …