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15 things to do while you are waiting for your baby to arrive
15 things to do while you are waiting for your baby to arriveWhilst 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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Re-establishing Milk Supply by Expressing
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 25-year-old first-time mum gave birth to her baby via a cesarean section. The mother had quite a large breast growth during her pregnancy.As the baby was still too weak to suck, 12 hours after the birth the mother started double pumping with the Carum. She double pumped every 3 hours during the day for about 12 minutes (incl..
9 Things Mums Asked a Lactation Consultant
We held a live Q&A session on our Facebook page with Emma Pickett an experience Lactation Consultant. An edited transcript of the chat is below. Q:  I have been exclusively breastfeeding my little girl for 6 months now, she feeds every 2 hrs day and night (snacking rather than full breasts due to the reflux she had for 5 months) I'm so exhausted, how can I get her to take a small amount of breastmilk from her dad whilst I get a few hours’ sleep? (She completely refuses a bottle, we have tried every bottle you could imagine) sometimes I need to pump as I'm full, it all goes to was..
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Expressing Breastmilk for a Baby with Severe Shoulder Dystocia
This post is part of a series of case studies on the Carum Breastpump by Lactation Consultant MarliesePepe-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 mum felt fit and well during her 3rd pregnancy with no irregularities. She had exclusively breastfed her other two children, now 2 and 5 years old. Her baby daughter was born at full term but had severe shoulder dystocia. Shoulder dystocia is when the baby’s head has been born but one of the shoulders becomes stuck behind ..
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Working Mums, Pumping and Gurgling Babies
A mummy blogger and wedding photographer wrote a really inspiring story on her blog ‘Note to Self Employed Mum’ about going back to work and expressing in-between taking photos at a wedding. She says, "Ardo really helped make my back to work journey easier and has meant I've been able to continue breastfeeding." In her blog she describes her experience of her first day back at work. Whilst on her first pumping break at work she explains, “I sat there for what felt like forever and nothing was happening and I got even more worked up as I knew I had a small window to express. ..
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Establishing Milk Supply with a Premature Baby
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 mum, delivered baby son Jakob by Caesarean in the 34th week of pregnancy due to her waters breaking early. The 32-year-old mum started expressing with the Carum 8hours after her Cesarean delivery. In the following days, she selected the stimulation mode to stimulate milk flow and then used the smooth transition to exp..
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Why are Doula’s Becoming More Popular with Mums in the UK?
Birth doulas provide continuous support, for women and couples, through pregnancy, labour and birth and the immediate postnatal time. Postnatal doulas provide flexible practical and emotional support postnatally for new mothers and families in their own homes. Postnatal doulas typically start working with a family in the first few months after birth. The actual tasks in the practical support postnatal doulas provide varies enormously, and one of the big benefits of having a postnatal doula is that they are there to support the family, this can be helping around the house, looking a..
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Will Personal Maternity Budgets Create a Rise in Home Births?
Personal budgets for women who wish to take charge of their own maternity care may be worth up to £6,000, to allow them greater individual control over the type of care that they receive. The idea is to gently steer more women out of a hospital maternity ward and into a midwife-led unit or a home birth. Statistics show that many women do want to give birth at home - reasons include; home comforts, privacy, quality of care and attention from the midwife or a dislike of hospitals in general. But unfortunately many of these birth plans aren’t followed due to a lack o..
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