When you or your baby is fighting infection, the level of antibodies in your breastmilk increases, helping your baby to fight off any pathogens they have been exposed to. I'm sure we can all agree that this is pretty amazing, but does it make breastmilk turn blue? Probably not.
Painful breastfeeding is not normal. Your nipples do not need to 'toughen up'. If you're experiencing pain, there is a reason for it. Seek support, and find out what might be causing your painful nipples here.
A guide to expressing and storing breastmilk, feeding expressed milk to your baby, and what you can do with any left overs
What the terms 'foremilk' and 'hindmilk' actually mean, and why you're better off forgetting about them all together!
Formula top ups are the last resort for low milk supply and can often make the problem worse. So what else can you do?
Everything you need to know about responsive feeding and feeling like a dairy cow
Breastfeeding is beautiful, but on some days it can be really hard. Here is why I'm happy I didn't give up on a bad day
Milk production works on a supply and demand basis. The more you feed, the more you produce. Here is how it works:
Breastfeeding is a learned skill and it often takes both us and our babies a little time to get the attachment right every time. So how do you get your baby latched on? And how do you know if they're on right?
The comments started when Noah was about 6 months old. He's now 2.5 years old and if I had £1 for everytime somebody (incorrectly) told me he is too old I would be a very rich lady! Quite frankly, I'm sick of hearing it. He's not too old. Here's why: