Feeding a baby with Down's Syndrome

It is a myth that babies with Down’s syndrome cannot breastfeed. Many babies with Down’s syndrome are now breastfed. Sometimes breastfeeding is established easily with no more problems than with any other baby. Sometimes breastfeeding a baby with Down’s syndrome can be harder and needs more time, patience and perserverance. Sometimes mothers choose not to breastfeed or find that because of their circumstances breastfeeding is not right for them.

8 reasons to hire an Ardo hospital grade breastpump
There are many advantages to hiring a breast pump from Ardo. Click to read more!
Fantastic Reviews from myBirthBox
We recently sent the folks at myBirthBox some Amaryll Start manual breast pumps, and we’ve received some fantastic positive reviews:“myBirthBox independent testers rated the pump 8.8/10”.“Our testers found the pump to be more powerful than expected and handy to take out in the handbag or keep by the bedside”.“We had great feedback about the pumps and are going to add them to our build-your-own boxes.”“They’re small, powerful and a great idea”.We’d like to thank the testers at myBirthBox for some fantastic reviews! If you’d like more information about myBirthBox, please headover to their site t..
Mumsnet Best Breast Pump 2017 Winners!
We’re proud to be awarded the Mumsnet Best Breast Pump 2017 for our Ardo Calypso Double Plus breast pump. You can read the review here.   We’d like to extend our thanks to all our customers, new and old, consumer and professional, for their continued support over the years. We’ve carefully developed the product to the standard that you receive today, ensuring that it is WHO-code compliant, made from BPA-free components and ethically produced. At Ardo we are passionate about breastfeeding, breastmilk and supporting expressing mums. We’re also proud to be an approved NHS supplier,..
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18 clues you may be the parent of a Precious First Born
Do you recognise yourself, the mums at Ardo can definitely relate to some of these.... Precious First Born-ing (verb): an intensive state of parenting in which the afflicted adult becomes alarmingly obsessed with (among other things) the safety, nutrition and intellectual development of their offspring.  https://www.mumsnet.com/features/18-clues-precious-first-born-syndrome  ..
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15 things to do while you are waiting for your baby to arrive
Whilst your still pregnant here is a great list by Mumsnet of things to do or get done before your baby arrives. Because afterwards… well, no sleep or time etc!    http://www.mumsnet.com/pregnancy/15-things-to-do-in-last-few-days-of-pregnancy ..
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Expressing Breast Milk with Sore Nipples
This post is part of a series of case studies on the Carum Breastpump by Lactation Consultant Marliese Pepe-Truffer (IBCLC) for Ardo. The case studies show how the Carum Hospital-grade Breastpump has been used by mums to help overcome various breastfeeding problems.The 37-year-old second-time mum gave birth to her baby, who was able to breastfeed in the first two hours after the birth.The baby was breastfed regularly. However, the baby’s weight fell below the 3rd percentile and was therefore fed with a cup, when restless, based on professional medical advice.On the 3rd day after the birth ..
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Lactation Consultants: How they Help Breastfeeding and Expressing Mums
Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby.  They offer a wide range of services, which include everything from how to increase milk supply to help with latching on and breastfeeding positions. They can also devise special feeding strategies for twins, premature babies and babies who are ill or who cannot latch on. They also offer breastfeeding mums tips on expressing milk, using a Breastpump, as well as information on how to safely store expressed breast milk. With a wealth of knowledge and experie..
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14 Things Every Breastfeeding & Pumping Mum Likes to Hear
1. "You are the one who knows your baby the best." 2. "That soothing nipple cream exists!" 3. "Breast milk is a wonderful combination of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins and immunity-boosting antibodies to help protect your baby." 4. "Breastmilk helps to reduce the risk of developing allergies, eczema and asthma." 5. "It’s ok if your baby doesn't spend long feeding. Some babies can take their fill in just a few minutes, while for others it takes far longer." 6. "Feeding breastmilk helps you and your baby bond." 7. "Expressing breastmilk can helpwith a wide variety of br..
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Expressing Breastmilk with a Manual Breastpump
For breastfeeding mums who occasionally need to pump for a feed when they are either away from home or want to hand the feeding duties over to someone else for a well-earned break, the handheld breast pump is a great low-cost option. A big advantage of manual pumps is their simplicity and convenient size which makes them a very travel friendly pump.Some great advice for mums is once you've become skilled at hand expressing, you can try and pump one breast whilst your baby is feeding at the other. Another use of a handheld pump is to help increase your milk supply alongside using..
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Expressing Breast Milk for a Baby Who Cannot Latch On
This post is part of a series of case studies on the Carum Breastpump by Lactation Consultant Marliese Pepe-Truffer (IBCLC) for Ardo. The case studies show how the Carum Hospital-grade Breastpump has been used by mums to help overcome various breastfeeding problems.The 37-year-old mum gave birth to her first baby – a baby boy. She was helped with her first breastfeeding session in the delivery room. However on the maternity ward, she wasn’t given any further help or information in regard to breastfeeding.On the 2nd day after the birth the mum had heavily swollen breasts whilst milk was coming ..
4 Fabulous Breastfeeding Stories
Bride Shares Heart-warming Wedding Photo Breastfeeding Daughter During Ceremony Christina Torino-Benton, from Canada, unexpectedly ended up breastfeeding her six-month-old daughter Gemma right in the middle of her own wedding ceremony. The mum decided to share the photo in the hope that it would help normalise breastfeeding and support other mums.  Mums Experience Breastfeeding with Breast Implants Mummy Vlogger of Finding Tori describes her experiences breastfeeding with breast implants and offers her top tips to improve milk supply. ..
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