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What breastfeeding women NEED to know about mastitis

mastitis | blocked duct

Hands up breastfeeding mamas, who’s suddenly noticed your boob hurts, its super red and you’re crashing bad with a fever? You’re googling your symptoms (hey, maybe that’s how you found this article?) and it’s sinking in that it’s probably mastitis. The fear and panic sets in, you’ve heard other mums talk about how horrible and … Read more

Does Massage Really Help Breast Engorgement?

There’s many self-remedies mamas can try for breast engorgement during breastfeeding, including massage. But does massage really help breast engorgement? Let’s explore. Engorgement can be split up into two types; Physiological & Pathological. Physiological Engorgement When milk starts to come in after giving birth, this can cause the breasts to swell and overfill. The breasts … Read more

What is milk stasis and why breastfeeding mums need to know about it?

What is milk stasis? Milk stasis is the lack of milk flow in breastfeeding women causing a buildup of milk in the ducts. Basically, the milk is stagnant. Think of it like a pond, where water doesn’t flow. Why do you need to know about it? Well, simply put, milk stasis is the cause of … Read more

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding | Breastfeeding challenges

Breastfeeding education could really help! When your breastfeeding journey finally begins, it can be the most exhilarating and profound moment, or harrowing and filled with expectation and fear.  If only breastfeeding was focused on more during pregnancy for women.  It almost seems left up to chance to even work. Well what if chance was something … Read more