Your Breastfeeding Journey

Top tips and advice on breastfeeding for new mums

Tips, tricks and more for the most common breastfeeding questions

Some of the topics covered:

  • preparing for breastfeeding before birth
  • sore nipples
  • is my baby getting enough milk
  • feeding cues
  • baby weight loss
  • engorgement
  • latching on problems
  • when milk comes in

Resources mentioned in the video:

Tips and advice from a lactation professional to help mums enabling breastfeed at home

The top 3 tips if your baby is unable to breastfeed in the 1st hours or days after birth
In this video by Katie James, reveals the methods mums could follow if their babies are unable to breastfeed in the 1st hours or days.

I have sore nipples, what should I do?
In this video, Katie James addresses what mums should do if they are experiencing sore nipples and/or nipple damage in the first week of breastfeeding.Resources:

How do I know when to feed my baby?
In this video, lactation consultant, Katie James, answers questions like: When should I start breastfeeding my newborn? What if the birth doesn’t go to plan?

The top 9 tips to help you when you get home from hospital with your baby!
In this video, Katie James talks about how to cope with various new routines as a new mum including exhaustion from breastfeeding.

The top 8 tips if your baby has lost too much weight
It’s normal for babies to lose 5-7% of their weight in the first few days. In this video, mums can learn the reasons and several tips to protect their babies if they lose too much weight.

The top tips to help prevent and cure engorgement
It’s normal for mums’ breasts to feel full between the second and third day after birth. In this video, learn how to prevent breastmilk from being overly accumulated and how to cure it.Resources:

The top 5 tips if your baby is not latching on at the breast
Katie James, midwife and lactation consulting, goes through the top 5 tips if your baby is not latching on at the breast

Is it a good idea to introduce a bottle of expressed breast milk so I can get more sleep?
Katie James, midwife and lactation consulting, explains whether it’s a good idea to introduce a bottle of expressed breast milk so mums can get more sleep?

If the milk is not coming in what should I do?
Katie James, midwife and lactation consultant, explains what mums should do if the milk is not coming in on time.

The lactation film to watch before birth
In this video, Katie James talks about number of factors which could cause a delay in the initiation of mums’ breast milk supply.

What to expect in the first few hours after birth?
Katie James talks you through what to expect in the first few hours after birth.

Video series by Prof Paula Meier, PhD, RN.

Let’s talk about breastfeeding, the early days, is a video series with Paula Meier, PhD, RN.
In this video serious, Dr Paula Meier, has partnered up with Medela to focus on breastfeeding during the first 2 weeks.

Why are the first two weeks after birth important for breastfeeding
In this video, you can learn the changes and the importance of breastfeeding in the first 2 weeks period for mum and baby.

What should I expect during my birth hospitalization
In this video, Dr Paula Meier, focuses on what to expect during birth hospitalisation, in order to get mum’s breastfeeding of to the best start possible.

Surviving the first week at home
Most maternity hospitalisation last only 24-48 hours for an uncomplicated birth and only 48 hours for a caesarean so mums may arrive home before the initiation lactation is complete. Find out the top 3 priorities during first week home.

What happens if my baby does not feed well at the breast?
In this video, Dr Paula Meier, will focus on the baby and what happens if the baby is not feeding at the breast in the first 2 weeks.

Preparing for health conditions that may increase the chances of breastfeeding problems
Recent findings revealed that some maternal health conditions can increase the chances of breastfeeding problems. In this video, Dr Paula Meier, talks about certain maternal health conditions that may cause problems with breastfeeding.

What happens if you and your baby are separated
In this video, mums can find out what happens if they’re separated from their babies during the first 2 weeks.

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