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Low Supply and Relactation

The single most effective way to increase your supply!

2020-08-13T06:24:58+10:00August 13th, 2020|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Low Supply and Relactation|

I've written a lot about low supply over the years. How to increase supply, how to drop supplements, myths surround low milk supply...and how YES, low supply is actually A THING! However there is something that drives me bonkers when it comes to low supply advice. Every day I speak with women around the world [...]


What to do when your baby won’t latch

2020-03-27T08:38:36+10:00March 11th, 2020|Breastmilk and Formula, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Cup Feeding, Low Supply and Relactation, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

When we have our babies and are planning to breastfeed, it can be heartbreaking and frustrating when our baby just won't latch on. Mothers will often think, "What is wrong with me?! What am I doing wrong?" However, there are many different things to consider and important steps to take if you find yourself in [...]


Breastfeed, pump, top-up. Tips for “Triple feeding” and how to eventually stop.

2020-11-02T11:56:15+10:00November 15th, 2019|Breastmilk and Formula, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Low Supply and Relactation|

"Your baby is losing weight so you need to do the following: breastfeed, pump and then top your baby up with that pumped milk."   This is the most common advice women received when their baby is not gaining enough weight. It's called "triple feeding" ...sounds fun doesn't it?!   Not so much! There are many challenges [...]


4 Myths that can derail your breastfeeding journey!

2019-05-13T12:03:57+10:00February 28th, 2019|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Low Supply and Relactation, Sleep Challenges|

I recently had a consultation with someone who has received some very outdated and simply incorrect advice from her health care professionals. Unfortunately what she was told is not uncommon for women to hear and I felt as though it was time for some Milk Meg MYTH BUSTING!!...MYTH #1 Your baby should be able to [...]


Will introducing a bottle ruin my chances of breastfeeding?

2019-12-03T11:21:05+10:00January 4th, 2018|Creative Breastfeeding, Cup Feeding, Low Supply and Relactation|

Are you destined for breastfeeding failure if your baby has a bottle?...The short answer to this question is "NO". However bottle preference is a REAL possibility and many babies unfortunately do start to show signs of breast refusal. This article will answer why this is and how to prevent it. Nipple confusion. [...]


Why can’t she make enough breastmilk for her baby?

2019-06-06T10:01:18+10:00November 1st, 2017|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

This post is something I have been thinking about for a long time and feel as though it's time for a discussion about low milk supply as it is desperately needed and long overdue. There are a few things that I repeatedly see written in comments on Facebook...including my own page (unfortunately). These include: "You [...]


4 common myths around supplementing a breastfed baby…

2019-03-04T11:27:07+10:00May 11th, 2017|Breastmilk and Formula, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

*Just as with any article you see online, this is not medical advice specifically for you! This is for general information ONLY. It is important to work with your own doctor and IBCLC when assessing your baby's intake.* The myths surrounding breastmilk supply and supplementation keep spreading among social media, scaring women along the [...]


Nine things you need to know about low supply…

2019-05-12T06:34:37+10:00September 28th, 2016|Low Supply and Relactation|

The internet is FILLED with advice for mothers about low supply. "Here, eat this cookie! Wait no, take this pill! Wait, no just pump. Wait no, I think you actually are making what your baby needs because you know...basically EVERYONE can make enough!" So here we sit as women...looking at our screens, crying, exhausted, confused and just [...]


Power pump your way to more milk!

2019-11-27T13:49:33+10:00October 27th, 2015|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

*Last updated 27/11/19Pumping can be so frustrating. Not only do we feel like dairy cows on the farm but many of us also struggle to pump enough milk to give our babies once we return to work outside of the home. Whether you are pumping for a premature baby who cannot breastfeed yet, have low [...]


Have you been told to supplement? 8 Crucial steps to take after a recommendation to supplement…

2019-05-30T09:06:46+10:00July 21st, 2015|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

I recently saw a young couple for a breastfeeding consult. They were here with their first baby who was about 4 months old. They had just recently been to see a doctor. During the 15 minute appointment the doctor looked at the baby’s weight gain from the last time the baby had been weighed and [...]


Should I just give up? What to do when breastfeeding is really hard…

2019-06-23T18:58:29+10:00May 26th, 2015|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

It’s the most heartbreaking and most difficult question for me to answer, “Should I just give up? How long should I keep doing this…waiting for breastfeeding to just happen easily? Will it ever work? What can I do when breastfeeding is really hard?” There are many different situations where a [...]


Keep On Pumpin’. Breastmilk Storage Guidelines And FAQ

2017-07-24T09:36:28+10:00July 27th, 2014|Breastmilk Storage Guidelines, Low Supply and Relactation|

Did you know you can actually leave your breastmilk out on the counter all day (up to 8 hours!) without having to throw it out?! Amazing!  Breastmilk has incredible anti-bacterial, anti-infective and anti-microbial properties to it which allow for long term storage, even when it is not in a fridge.  A study done by Pardou et [...]


Seven Crucial Steps To Increasing And Maintaining Your Breastmilk Supply

2019-06-20T10:48:56+10:00May 12th, 2014|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

How can I get my breastmilk supply off to a great start? What can I do to increase my supply? Do I have enough breastmilk for my baby? 1. Breastfeed your baby by following their cues...not the clock or the schedule in the book you were given. Most of [...]


How Do I Get My Baby To Breastfeed Exclusively? Tori’s Story of Patience And Perseverance

2019-10-14T21:09:35+10:00December 10th, 2013|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

Little Zaxon! Tori came to see me for a consult about six weeks ago.  She was a chill, new young twenty year old mum. My mouth dropped when I looked into the baby capsule she brought in from the car. Her baby boy was so teeny tiny! He was [...]


Lactation Cookies Recipe-Step By Step! Eating Your Way To An Increased Milk Supply!

2017-07-24T09:36:30+10:00November 17th, 2013|Low Supply and Relactation|

Eating your way to increased milk supply? Sounds too good to be true!   Although there are no published research articles which look at this topic (there is not much money to be made through cookie making apparently) there are many anecdotal reports from women around the world who SWEAR by lactation cookies and are [...]


Donor Breastmilk For Junipah…One Mother’s Journey

2019-11-12T13:05:13+10:00August 4th, 2013|Breastmilk and Formula, Low Supply and Relactation, Wet-Nursing and Breastmilk Sharing|

Most women who give birth can breastfeed their babies. If this were not the case then we would have died out as a species long ago!  Yet there are some circumstances where a woman is just not able to breastfeed for physical or psychological reasons.  Breastfeeding women have been feeding each other's babies since the [...]


Cup Feeding A Baby Expressed Breastmilk…Information And Video!

2020-10-06T12:23:45+10:00June 26th, 2013|Cup Feeding, Low Supply and Relactation|

Alternatives to feeding your baby with a bottle...  Feeding your baby with a is not only possible but adorable! There are some great reasons to try a cup instead of a bottle... Many mums have heard the term, "nipple confusion" before.  Nipple confusions happens to some babies because the [...]


Relactating and building your breastmilk supply…YOUR MILK CAN FLOW AGAIN!

2019-05-10T14:19:03+10:00April 4th, 2013|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation, Relactation|

Are you feeding your baby breastmilk and formula (mixed feeding) but would like to exclusively feed your baby your breastmilk only? Are you currently formula feeding but would love to breastfeed your baby?  Have you weaned your baby but would like to breastfeed again? Have a read of the following two stories from women who [...]


I’m On Empty! I Need More Milk!…Maybe?!

2019-06-08T06:52:55+10:00February 11th, 2013|Low Supply and Relactation, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

The stressed out mamma! Help! I think my baby is  starving!                                                                                                 "Do I have enough milk?" "I think my milk has dried up" "Is my baby getting enough?" "I think I have to supplement" Mums from all over the world have the same questions and concerns, and it can drive [...]



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