Posts Tagged 'Breastfeeding'

Breastfeeding & Thrush

Breastfeeding has been going really well, but all of a sudden your nipples are in agony. It seems as though it’s come out of nowhere and to the best of your knowledge you haven’t been doing anything differently to cause it. It could be thrush! Thrush is a fungal infection caused by candida or yeast, […]

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When breastfeeding is not working – who you gonna call?

Breastfeeding is wonderfully enjoyable for lots of mums, but it is not unusual to have some difficulty in the beginning. These difficulties are usually very straightforward to diagnose and therefore fix. Occasionally, it takes a bit of trial and error and ruling things out, but for every breastfeeding problem there is a breastfeeding solution! It’s really […]

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3 Tips To Help Avoid Back Pain While Breastfeeding

After the impact of giving birth, the body has already been through a huge amount of stress and strain. There is a large amount of estrogen in the body which means that everything is extremely elastic. This means that sitting upright is very important to avoid overstraining the lower back. Here’s 3 simple tips to help you stay […]

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How to Increase Your Breastmilk Supply (once you work out if you actually need to)

Every newly breastfeeding mum has a little (or a lot) of anxiety about whether she’s producing enough milk at some stage of her nursing journey. Unfortunately, it’s usually an idea put in her head by third party, rather than an instinctual feeling. To help, here’s a list of things that are usually NOT a sign […]

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How to be an amazing breastfeeding partner

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” […]

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11 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mums

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 […]

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Understanding reflux and how to help the reflux baby

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 […]

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How Can Craniosacral Therapy Help?

This week we’ll be introducing you to our resident Craniosacral Therapist, Jean McDonald. We will give you an insight into how Jean works and how she may be able to help you. Jean qualified as a Craniosacral therapist in 2009 and is a registered member of the Irish Association of Craniosacral Therapists. She works with Children and […]

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