Newborn Baby 101 When you bought a toaster, it probably came with a user instruction manual that was at least 40 pages long. However, when the midwife or doctor hands you your newborn baby there definitely is not a user instruction manual that comes with
Emma discusses the early signs of going into labour, when to call your care provider, when to go in to hospital. She also discusses what a Doula is and how having one present can help facilitate a good birth.
Midwife Emma explores the more common concerns breastfeeding mothers have for after their baby is born. She covers concerns about privacy and exposing their breasts in public in order to feed, and how to plan around being in public and needing to feed your baby. Mothers
Can you stimulate your milk supply after you stop breastfeeding, or induce lactation as an adoptive mother? Charlene Yared-West explores relactation. What is relactation? According to Leana Habeck, a breastfeeding consultant and La Leche League leader, there is a difference between relactation and induced lactation. “Relactation
I’ve noticed a burst of blogs and articles lately seeming to rubbish breastfeeding evidence, claiming equivalency of breast and formula milk, decrying any benefits of breastfeeding or risks of formula feeding, and defending formula as merely a choice, rather than a health dilemma. I’ve been pondering
Can I breastfeed after a Bilateral Mastectomy? Yes, if you have had a breast and nipple reconstruction on at least one breast. Not only is it possible in this case, but it can be emotionally beneficial. Although a bilateral mastectomy means that you will have no breast
South Africa has the lowest rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the world (8%). Lack of understanding of the critical importance of breastfeeding, compounded by fears of HIV transmission, among other factors, has hindered progress to promote and support breastfeeding in this country. The Tshwane Declaration of