Thrush and Peer Supporting

Thrush is a common and harmless yeast infection in a baby’s mouth that can affect your nipples during breastfeeding. Yeast is a normal part of everyone’s digestive system, but when there’s an overgrowth, an infection sets in. Please see our popular Audioboom about Thrush above and there are more details on the symtoms, causes and treatment below. … Read more…

Tongue Tie

The existence of a frenulum, or tongue tie, under the baby’s tongue is a normal thing, and about 10% of us have one.  The vast majority of these are thin and stretchy and do not cause any problem with feeding, speech or anything else and should not regarded as an abnormality which needs to be corrected … Read more…

Grandparents & Support for breastfeeding families

Congratulations! Becoming a grandparent for the first or subsequent time is exciting. This information has been written for grandparents like you who want to support your child or child’s partner to breastfeed. Your own children may or may not have been breastfed, perhaps there wasn’t much support around and feeding a baby with a bottle … Read more…

Feeding Cues and Responding

  Your baby will show you when she wants to feed by: Putting hands to mouth Licking lips Squeaking noises Rooting (moving mouth and head as if looking for a feed) Turning head Mouthing Light fussing Eye lids flickering whilst asleep Keep your baby close to you in the first days and weeks after they … Read more…