6 Ways Dads Can Get Involved in Expressing Breastmilk!
Breastfeeding and expressing is restricted to mums and their babies, and this makes complete sense since it is only mums who are capable of producing breast milk to feed the baby. However, dad’s role is often overlooked as there are so many ways a dad can get involved in the feeding relationship. Much of their responsibility comes when mum needs some help in expressing and feeding the baby. Below is a number of ways a dad can get involved and give practical help;1. Look after the babyOne of the easiest ways dad can assist mum when she is expressing is looking after the baby. Pumping normally..
Coping With Mastitis
Mastitis occurs in every three breastfeeding mothers, and can be confused with breast infection which is not always the case. Mastitis means inflammation of the breast and happens when a blocked duct does not clear and causes swelling and redness. There are various signs and symptoms of Mastitis some of which include: engorged or swollen breasts sore or painful breasts nipple dischargeflu like symptoms. Treating Mastitis - mastitis can usually be easily treated and here are some ways to help:Feeding the baby more frequently or expressing: Feeding the baby frequently, especially from the affect..
Expressing Breastmilk: The Ultimate Guide
Getting started - Using a breast pump is relatively simple, but it is something that you must learn and be patient with.We’ve taken the time to put together a list of tips that will help you get into your pumping routine and make the most of your expressing journey. It is important to know that you might not meet your expectations immediately, it takes time, but the sense of pride and accomplishment you’ll feel when it all comes together is amazing!Stimulating your let-down reflexOne of the most important steps to successful expressing is to stimulate your ‘let down’ reflex. The hormone (oxyto..
Easter is coming up and we will be closed on both Good Friday and Easter Monday and deliveries will be affected:Orders received on Thursday 29th March before 2pm will be delivered on Tuesday 3rd April.Orders received after this time will be delivered on Wednesday 4th April.Happy Easter!..
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,..
Christmas Opening Times and Courier Information

Christmas is fast approaching and we're closing for a few days.

To work around any inconveniences over the holiday period,  make sure to read the delivery information below to avoid disappointment!

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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