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What is a balanced baby diet?

Now that your little one is eating solid foods alongside breastfeeding or formula milk, you'll hopefully be enjoying their company at mealtimes. They may not always like the food that's put in front of them, and it might get a little messy at times, but when you get it right and they just devour the...

Should I breastfeed my baby to sleep?

When you first began breastfeeding, you likely found that your baby would fall asleep once their belly was full and they'd had enough milk. And this was probably a pretty nifty trick if you needed a rest or some time to yourself. But as they get older, and can stay awake for longer, you'll notice...

How do I breastfeed? And other rules?

How do I breastfeed? And other rulesOnce your baby arrives, you'll likely be keen to begin breastfeeding as soon as possible. But despite the fact that it's a natural process, breastfeeding isn't necessarily instinctive. It's a learned skill. You may try several times and, while your baby gets ...

Can I eat shrimp whilst breastfeeding?

As you sit on the sofa one evening, tired after a day full of feeding, you begin swiping through the food delivery options. After all, you deserve a nice meal, and one that can be brought right up to your doorstep, fully cooked and ready to be eaten. Eventually, you settle on your favourite ...

Can I eat garlic whilst breastfeeding?

You've always believed that there's nothing that smells quite as good as the garlic you use to cook up your family's favourite meal. It's that unmistakable, irresistible aroma that sizzles on the pan, drifts up throughout the house, and perks up your little one's nose, getting them excited for ...

Can I eat spicy food whilst breastfeeding?

One evening, as you settle down to breastfeed your baby, you notice that they quickly become fussy and look very unsatisfied and even begin to cry. Your mind wanders, trying to work out what could have caused this odd reaction in your baby, and suddenly it hits you – you had a delicious but ...

Can I breastfeed with inverted nipples?

Before you had your baby, you looked forward to the moments of closeness that breastfeeding would bring. The moments where you could take time to relax, bond with your little one, and help to send them into a blissful milk slumber. But once you had your baby, you realised that breastfeeding comes...

Can I have coffee whilst breastfeeding?

Everyone has their favourite morning pick-me-up. While some people like to go for a run, others will spend five or ten minutes meditating or practising their yoga positions. And for many of us, pouring a cup of hot, steaming, creamy coffee is just about enough to get us off to a good start!Coffee...

Can I eat honey whilst breastfeeding?

If you enjoy a squeeze of honey on a buttered crumpet or drizzled on a portion of hot porridge, or simply stirred into a herbal tea, you might have been a little nervous on hearing that honey can cause botulism. Botulism is a rare, potentially fatal illness caused by the bacterium Clostridium ...

Does breast size and shape affect breastfeeding?

You've always been a little self-conscious about your body, having endured teasing during your school days. However, now in adulthood, you love your natural shape and embrace having small breasts. However, even though you've reached a place where you're more body confident, you're now worried ...