Clare Byam-Cook: How can we improve Britain’s breastfeeding rates?

As we celebrate National Breastfeeding Week, Clare Byam-Cook addresses the issue of plummeting breastfeeding rates The reason I ask this question is because, despite endless campaigns to promote breastfeeding, Britain still has one of the...

How to boost your milk supply

Nutritionist Louise Pyne finds out how to make the most of your milk supply You need all the energy you can muster to cope with the changes that come with newborn territory, so focusing on a...

What you should be eating if you’re breastfeeding

Lauren Dangoor, founder of Feed Me 2, gives us the lowdown on your breastfeeding diet Breastfeeding is an incredible experience but one that can also be incredibly taxing, both physically and emotionally. The direct link...

How to continue breastfeeding if you’re returning to work

For breastfeeding mothers, returning to work is a big milestone and usually means making changes in baby's feeding routine It’s recommended that new mums exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of baby's life, but there...

Alternative uses for unused breast milk

Deearna Withey, premature, newborn, toddler and multiples consultant, gives us her advice on leftover breast milk Did you know that unused expressed breast milk has many uses? Never throw it away! Here are my five...

The benefits of hand expressing…

Hand expressing is a really useful skill to learn as it allows you to take care of your breasts and prevent potential problems like blocked ducts or engorgment, Sally Tedstone, Midwife and Infant Feeding...

What is mastitis?

Mastitis is a breast infection which is normally the result of a clogged duct or an infection carried from baby to mum via cracked or sore nipples If you have mastitis, there are a few...

How to express and store breast milk

Sioned Hilton answers your breastfeeding questions While it’s often best to aim for breast, there are times when you might want or need to express your milk. Firstly, you will need to establish what kind...

Why do women get white nipples after breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding consultant and maternity nurse Deearna Withey discusses nipple blanching and why this happens Nipples turning white (known as nipple blanching) can occur after feeding and is due to the blood flow to the nipple...

Is your baby sleeping at feeding time?

Breastfeeding consultant and maternity nurse Deearna Withey discusses how to avoid your baby falling asleep during a feed Getting into a feeding routine can be a daunting task for a new mum. Many mums can...