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Returning to Work

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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Bottle Feeding

My baby won’t take a bottle

WHETHER YOU ARE MOVING FROM BREAST TO BOTTLE OR COMBINATION FEEDING IT CAN BE PRETTY FRUSTRATING IF YOUR LITTLE ONE REFUSES THE BOTTLE. IT WILL CERTAINLY LEAD YOU TO WONDER WHO THE BOSS IN THIS RELATIONSHIP REALLY IS! It’s a problem many parents face and there’s lots of advice out there with no magic solution.

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thawing breasmilk
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

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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single breastpump
Breastfeeding

How Do I Start Expressing Breastmilk?

So, you’re ready to get started with your breast pump. Now it’s time to begin expressing breastmilk. It may take you a while to get the hang of expressing. That’s OK though, just like your baby, you’re new to all this. It does take a bit of practice, but being relaxed can really help your

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