This is a letter I received from a mother who had exclusively pumped for her first baby ,now 18 months and her now new baby is not gaining weight and every other health professional had said there is no tongue tie but a lip tie was recognized but they were advised that it didn’t affect…Read More
Tongue and lip ties can and do affect breastfeeding. So many health professionals have no idea that they are a problem and also have no idea how to offer assistance to a mother and baby when a tongue tie is recognized. If you are suffering from nipple pain , lipstick shaped nipples ,a baby that cannot stay attached to breast , severe wind pain and so called colic or reflux in baby ,very slow to gain weight and always feeding ,then it is wise to have a check up with an IBCLC (lactation Consultant) who is familiar with tongue and lip ties.
Breastfeeding scales are extremely accurate scales for measuring the amount of breast milk a baby is able to transfer from a breast . If oral structures are compromised the transfer can be affected (tongue and lip ties) Or if mother has diminished supply then transfer is minimal(insufficient glandular tissue ,hormonal imbalances)Pumping breastmilk can also be…Read More
I am so enjoying my nursing experience with indigenous Australians, it is so rewarding and diverse. The scenery is spectacular and learning how culture can affect the way we feed our babies and the unique problems that are encountered by different communities. As a lactation consultant I have been able to use my skills ,which…Read More
They are Montgomery Glands. Those little bumps around your areola ,that can sometimes get blocked and be very painful like pimples are such an important part of helping with lubrication and keeping the nipple healthy and nourished. They are like the grease nipples that secrete oil to keep nipples protected and they are also part…Read More
The Big latch on is a world wide breastfeeding event that gets mothers and babies together in an attempt to normalize public breastfeeding. Mothers and babies are asked to latch their babies to breastfeed for 1 minute at a synchronised predetermined time and day . Bunbury pairs chose to “latch on ” on Friday 31st…Read More
I now have one set of precision Breastfeeding Scales that are available to hire on a weekly basis. They are used to weigh baby before a feed and then again after and they calculate how much in mls they baby is taking from each breast. It is very reassuring for those trying to eliminate formula…Read More