Article Category - "Breastfeeding"
Breastfeeding is a lot of work. Wonderful, satisfying, beautiful, enjoyable, awe-inspiring, exhausting work. Mum is going to be working hard, but there is plenty a supportive partner can do to help and support her and make the journey an exciting and enjoyable family affair.
1. Never say “will we not just give the baby a bottle” “would it not be easier to give the baby a bottle” “why do you even want to breastfeed anyway” “this is your gig, not mine” “I’d be happier if I could feed the baby too”.… Read more
At The elbowroom we are passionate about promoting breastfeeding while supporting and empowering mums-to-be and new mums. Whether it’s through our prenatal yoga classes, our postnatal mum and baby classes, our breastfeeding workshops or our new mum’s group, we are always working to normalise breastfeeding while encouraging and supporting mums. Here are my top tips for newly breastfeeding mums:
1.Believe you can breastfeed your baby
The mind is very powerful. Just like in birth, you need to believe that you can breastfeed your baby.… Read more
Your baby is feeding and spitting up milk. That is a normal problem. A laundry problem yes, but none the less normal. However, in some cases the spitting up of milk becomes quite frequent and starts to cause the baby distress. If your baby displays these symptoms, they may have a medical condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
When your baby feeds, milk moves down to the stomach, which operates with two safety valves to manage its contents.… Read more
Here is a post I wrote for Eumom about how you know if you baby is getting enough milk. I have copied it under here for you to read if you can’t make this weekend’s breastfeeding workshop (best to go when your are pregnant but new mums very welcome).
I remember vividly sitting in the waiting room at the Rotunda listening to a conversation between a midwife and a new mum.… Read more
Becoming a new mum is a fantastic yet scary time in your life. Everyone & anyone is offering you advice, while your hormones are running wild and your brain is imploding with that overwhelming sense of responsibility. How do you come to terms with it all, especially when you haven’t even had a good nights sleep!
I’ve been reading an interesting article on mothering.com who asked their readers for 5 words of advice to give a new mum.… Read more
Here are some top resolutions for easing into breastfeeding to make life easier for you. We will give you all the information you need and more in at our breastfeeding workshop taking place Sunday 29th September.
- Sleep when your baby sleeps. Sleep deprivation is exhausting. Get sleep when you can. Sleep in separate beds from any parter if it means you both get sleep.
- Keep hospital visitors to the bare minimum.