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This website is a central place for us to share breastfeeding tips. We no longer have access to as many breastfeeding women in everyday life, so I thought it would be a good idea for us to help each other out online.
I have found breastfeeding difficult. I managed to nurse my first baby for five weeks, even though I dreaded every single painful feed, but managed four months of combination-feeding my second baby. It was not easy, but I really wanted to share my experiences and tips with anyone who is having similar issues. I would love to hear your advice too.
My breastfeeding problems have ranged from incredibly sore and cracked nipples, difficulties with expressing, blocked ducts and mastitis, latching on, embarrassment and anxiety associated with feeding in public, aches and pains, the need for a routine to fit around work and the rest of my family, and an incredibly lively older sibling.
When it became necessary for me to bottle feed, I was shocked by the lack of support and education available, so I am including tips for preparing and sterilising bottles, and bottle feeding out and about on my mixed feeding page.
There is also a lack of information regarding stopping breastfeeding, so I include my own experience of this and invite you to share yours.
Visit my other pages for breastfeeding tips on creams, nipple shields, clothing, bras, accessories, entertaining the older sibling, mixed feeding, books, how to stop, weight loss, pumping, mastitis, blocked ducts, sore nipples, going out and about, routine, aches and pains and more. Please feel free to post your own experiences to help others too.
The pages below detail breastfeeding tips from my own experiences and give you the opportunity to share your own advice.
The anxiety associated with breastfeeding can be overwhelming. Share your breastfeeding stories here so we can all be reassured that we aren't alone.
Covering topics on how to use nipple creams and which creams to use, nipple shields, on-demand feeding, routine, lengths of feeds, mixed feeding, coping with growth spurts and more.
Advice on which pump to use, and how and when to express.
How to cope with jealousy, how to occupy your older child, and how to deal with an older child's routine.
Ideas on what to wear, bras, how to breastfeed in public, nipple shields, breast pads, bras and more.
Tips on bottle feeding and sterilising, nipple confusion, growth spurts, sleeping, expense, routine.
Tips on following a routine without leaving your baby to cry, to avoid sore nipples and to fit around family.
Suggested reading for breastfeeding tips. On-demand feeding, routine, getting started, avoiding or minimising sore nipples.
Advice on different feeding positions, exercise, pillows and more.
How to prevent it, get over it, different positions, other websites.
How and when to stop, pain remedies and IBS.
During and after breastfeeding.