Breastfeeding can be amazing – but it can also be really tough.
That’s why support and advice can make such a big difference to your chances of breastfeeding long-term
This site exists because breastfeeding matters a lot to me but I’ve never found it easy. I’ve cried a lot of tears and gone through many tubes of lanolin nipple cream.
I’m really glad I stuck it out, though, and I want to help you keep breastfeeding too – if that’s what you want.
All the tips here are ideas that helped me on my own 3 breastfeeding journeys. None of them were easy and one isn’t over yet!
From getting started breastfeeding to overcoming pain – we’ve got you covered!
I’m not a lactation consultant or medical professional and this is not medical advice. Seek medical advice from a professional if you need it.
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Everything you need when you’re new to breastfeeding
If you are just getting started feeding your new baby or even still pregnant, these posts will help you get ready to breastfeed. Set up your nursing station so you are never without the bits and bobs you need and get comfy with a great nursing pillow to avoid discomfort.
All the info you need to get started with breastfeeding, including how to get a great latch. Hints and tips for your own comfort so you can avoid aches and pains or the dreaded sore nipples.
If you’d like to save some breastmilk to feed your baby when nursing isn’t convenient, a Haaka is a great tool. You can use it while nursing or pumping – or both. This post will show you how to use your Haaka and get the most from it.
Struggling with nipple pain? A 24 hour break from breastfeeding can fast track healing if your nipples are in agony. This method saved me quite a few times in the early days with my babies. Read the post by clicking the image below.
For great support and comfort while you nurse your baby, a quality breastfeeding pillow is a must. I love this one and so does my baby.
Get ahead of the crowd with these essential pumping items for working mums. Pumping at work will probably never be your favourite thing but with a few basics it can be quick, easy and hygienic.
Stacy at Milkology also offers this course The Ultimate Back-to-Work Pumping Class. It’s designed for mums like you who are devoted breastfeeders but need to work outside the home.
You don’t need to spend a lot to create a nursing nook in your home for you and your baby. It will be worth it though, because in the early days it makes breastfeeding easier if you have everything readily to hand. Get comfy and don’t forget a box set for you.
Looking for a meal in a glass that will boost your milk supply too? This one is packed with galactagogue foods and tastes great.
Want a free breastfeeding record?
Our free, printable breastfeeding journal is perfect for those days when nursing seems to be your entire existence!
Whether it’s a growth spurt or something seems to be wrong, keeping a record can help you find peace of mind.
And if you need to speak to a professional, you’ll be able to answer their questions easily because all the information will be right there in your breastfeeding journal!
Information for mamas who are already breastfeeding but finding it painful or just plain hard
Painful breastfeeding was such a struggle for me so when my nipples got sore, I did this and it helped me get right back on track. I bet it will help you too!
There are a bunch of ways that breastfeeding can go wrong – often the damage is done before you realise. Thrush, tongue tie and poor latch are often part of the problem. Check out this post for all the details.
Oh, the burning of sore nipples! It’s a horrible memory – one I’d rather forget. If you’ve got sore nipples, you’re not alone and you CAN make it better and keep feeding your baby. Read this post to find out how.
Thrush is the WORST. It’s absolute agony for mum from the start. Make sure you know what to look out for and how to treat thrush by following these tips.
If you just can’t seem to get past the pain of breastfeeding and you’ve tried everything, why not give exclusive pumping a try? Pump your breastmilk and bottle feed it to your baby. This post explains the pros and cons so you can make a decision.
If you want to try exclusive pumping but you need to make it work in your busy day, read this article. With a free printable toolkit, it will guide you through the process of creating your own unique pumping schedule.
Sometimes, even though you’ve tried lots of strategies, breastfeeding still hurts. That’s when you need to get professional help. In the UK there are multiple charities set up to help you keep breastfeeding. This article gives you some tips for keeping breastfeeding when its tough and contact details too.
What other breastfeeding resources would you like to see here?
If you’ve got a breastfeeding problem or a newbie question that isn’t answered here, send me a message and I’ll try to add it.
Good luck boobie mama – you’ve got this!
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