101: Colostrum

Colostrum is the epic nutrient hit 'first milk' you produce in the early days of breastfeeding.  This amazingly nutritious sticky fluid is full of carbohydrates, proteins and antibodies. It's super easy to digest, and designed to have high impact at low volumes - perfect for tiny newborn bellies that can hold only 5-7ml. It doesn't look like much, but colostrum is kind of magic. Let us explain why. Colostrum is perfectly engineered to prep bub for outside world. It plays a vital role in: establishing beneficial gut bacteria sealing the digestive tract, transitioning the system to oral feeding, moving the first stool (preventing jaundice) and, firing up the immune system Immunity Colostrum is a completely safe, natural and effective vaccine....

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101: Cluster feeding

Cluster feeding is when babies, usually newborns, feed back-to-back or at very close intervals for a period of time. As much as you love your new bundle, being tied to them 24/7 is tough, particularly if feeding is painful.

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101: Tongue-tie

Tongue-tie occurs in about 5% of babies, and is more common for males than females. If you think your baby isn't latching properly, if it hurts to feed, or if your baby doesn't seem to be extracting much milk this is definitely something worth exploring.

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Breastfeeding #treeoflife

Women have taken to social media in a viral campaign to normalize breastfeeding, posting beautifully edited images of themselves nursing. The colourful trend is dominating the #normalizebreastfeeding hashtag, and bringing together a community of women in solidarity.

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Interview: Alyssa

We chat to breastfeeding trailblazer Alyssa about how women can stimulate lactation without pregnancy, her personal experience breastfeeding both biological and adopted children and the role of breastfeeding in driving attachment, nutrition and healing.

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101: Preterm milk

When you deliver your baby before you due date, your breastmilk knows! It has higher levels of energy, lipids, protein, nitrogen and fatty acids, as well as some extra vitamins and minerals. It also contains extra immunoglobulins (immune cells) and anti-inflammatory elements, when compared with full-term breastmilk.

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101: Coffee

You've probably heard mixed reports about drinking coffee while you're breastfeeding. The last thing you want to do is put strain on your baby's little liver, but surely your morning latte can't be that bad.

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Interview: Shayoon

Shayoon is a woman of substance and soulful energy. Enthusiastic and proud to advocate for breastfeeding, a cause near to her heart (literally, she’s 8.5 months in!).

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