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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

How often should I express breast milk?

YOU MIGHT FEEL DAUNTED ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF FINDING THE TIME TO EXPRESS. IF YOU’RE GOING BACK TO WORK OR SIMPLY WANT TO GET HELP FEEDING, FIND A ROUTINE THAT WORKS FOR YOU. When you’re expressing at home to build up your supply and a stash of milk, once a day is plenty. The aim

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Tommee Tippee Bottle Warmer used for warming breast milk
Breastfeeding

Can I heat breast milk that has been expressed?

MMMM….WE ALL KNOW HOW COMFORTING A WARM CUP OF MILK IS, SO IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT MANY BABIES LIKE IT IN THEIR TUMMIES LIKE THIS TOO. When babies take milk from the breast, it’s at blood temperature so milk doesn’t have to be warmed for babies to like it – room temperature is fine too.

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Breastfeeding

Store your precious breast milk so you don’t lose a drop.

ANY MUM WHO HAS EXPRESSED HER BREAST MILK KNOWS IT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF LIQUID GOLD. EVEN THE TINIEST DROP SPILLED IS HEARTBREAKING. BY KNOWING HOW TO STORE IT SAFELY, YOU CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF ANY OF THIS PRECIOUS LIQUID GOING TO WASTE. Here’s how: Breast milk must be stored in a clean, sterilised

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Breastfeeding

How much milk should I express?

THAT’S THE QUESTION THAT EVERY NEW MUM WORRIES ABOUT. IT CAN FEEL VERY DISHEARTENING IN THE EARLY DAYS WHEN IT SEEMS AS IF YOU ARE ONLY PRODUCING A DRIBBLE OF MILK WHEN YOU EXPRESS, ESPECIALLY WHEN OTHER NEW MUMS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT FEELING LIKE DAIRY COWS! It is worth bearing in mind the following though

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Breastfeeding

Top breastfeeding questions

YOU’VE READ UP ON ALL THE FEEDINGS OPTIONS AND MAY HAVE EVEN BEGUN BREASTFEEDING BUT STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. WE FOUND THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS AROUND BREASTFEEDING AND BROUGHT YOU THE ANSWERS. HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M DOING IT RIGHT? You will know your introduction to breastfeeding is going well if your baby’s mouth is wide open

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Breastfeeding

Should I breastfeed?

MAKING THE DECISION TO BREASTFEED IS A VERY PERSONAL ONE AND ALSO ONE THAT’S LIKELY TO DRAW STRONG OPINIONS FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY! BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU AND YOUR BABY ARE UNIQUE SO SWOT UP ON THE FACTS, THEN TRUST YOUR INSTINCT AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU BOTH. Mother

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Bottle Feeding

Bottle and combination feeding

THE CHOICE TO FEED USING A BOTTLE OR THE BREAST IS YOURS AND YOURS ALONE. THIS GUIDE BY TOMMEE TIPPEE SIMPLY OUTLINES THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU. GETTING DOWN TO BASICS There are five options when it comes to how you feed your baby, even if you have already chosen to feed using a bottle. The

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Breastfeeding

How Can I Safely Thaw Frozen Breastmilk?

Remember to use the oldest breastmilk in your freezer stash first. It’s always helpful to store your newly pumped milk at back and clearly label it with the date it was expressed, that way, when you’re reaching for some frozen milk to give your baby, you’ll always start with the oldest milk first. The easiest

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Breastfeeding

What exactly is ‘latching on’?

If you’re prepping for your little one’s big arrival you might be hearing all about ‘the first latch’ or ‘latching on’. It floats around a lot but no one really tells you exactly what it is. We’re here to give you the low down on exactly what latching on is and some tips and tricks

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding & Returning to Work

When you return to work, it’s possibly going to be the longest you’ve been away from your little one since they were born. Breastfeeding is a lovely way to maintain the close bond you’ve built over maternity leave, and you don’t need to stop just because you’re going back to work! Breastfeeding after a day

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