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Ardo Supports Zambian Hospital Visit

Posted: 28th November 2018

Ardo is an international company – our pumps are quality Swiss-made – and we often hear through our counterparts abroad about how our products are being used and reviewed, generally from countries such as the USA and New Zealand. So, it’s been fantastic to hear …

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C-Section, Twins, and Exclusively Expressing – A Pumping Journey

Posted: 23rd October 2018

During a private scan at nine weeks pregnant, it was quite a shock to Ruth Williams to discover she was expecting twins – there was no history of multiples in either her or her husband’s families! Lexie and Oscar were born at 37+2 weeks by …

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Expressing and Feeding with Siblings

Posted: 14th August 2018

If you’ve decided to breastfeed and/or express your breastmilk, and baby is not your first, you wouldn’t be alone in wondering how this might work when you have other children to think about. Breastfeeding and expressing should be a positive experience, certainly between mother and …

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Nicole in a Nutshell

Posted: 19th June 2018

BREASTFEEDING – MY ONE NEGATIVE (THAT ISN’T SOOO BAD) I planned on writing this post AGES ago when I assumed Ripley would happily alternate between boob and bottle without fuss. Fast forward 4 months and this so hasn’t happened.  We are basically Siamese.   Not that I am …

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Back to reality: Returning to work as a breastfeeding mum of two

Posted: 4th June 2018

I can’t believe it’s that time already.  My maternity leave ends tomorrow.   It’s the strangest feeling, in some ways the time has flown and in others it feels like an eternity since I was last anything other than ‘just mum’. I started maternity leave 2 …

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How to store and use expressed milk when working or travelling.

Posted: 21st May 2018

Depending on your working day, you may have to keep your expressed breast milk with you for some time. Luckily, there are plenty of options to help you – and your baby to make the most of your precious breast milk. Firstly, before and after …

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Tips to help a working mum who needs to express at her workplace.

Posted: 21st May 2018

1. Talk to your employer before you return to work, as they may already have a policy in place to help you. If not – you can discuss with them any extra breaks you may need to express your milk, or even to travel home …

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Coping With Mastitis

Posted: 11th April 2018

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 …

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Expressing Breastmilk: The Ultimate Guide

Posted: 4th April 2018

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 …

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Feeding a baby with Down’s Syndrome

Posted: 20th March 2018

Information from the Down’s Syndrome Association –  https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/ 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 …

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