Complementary feeding. A swear word for some. Complementary (otherwise known as comp feeding or supplementary feeding) refers to supplementing a breastfed baby with formula. So why is it so controversial?
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You’d be amazed what your baby’s bowel movements can tell you about their feeding routine and health. Read on for the quick facts.
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Being a new parent can be scary. Here you are staring at something you’ve created, not yet able to communicate with each other. How do you know your baby is getting enough milk to help them feel satisfied, comfortable and grow? Well fear not, paying attention to their urination and bowel movements can tell you an enormous story. Read on for the quick facts about what to look for.
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It is no secret that most parents wouldn’t trade being parents for all the riches in the world. But that doesn’t stop them worrying about keeping their children healthy and happy, and that can make parenting a tough job! Continue reading “Happy Children Make Happy Parents”
As you spend more and more time with your little one, you will notice general “feeding patterns
” begin to emerge. Patterns are not the same as “routines
” and may evolve from hour to hour, day to day or week to week. Continue reading “Feeding Patterns in Newborns”
Even parents who have taken good quality childbirth education classes can be surprised at their baby’s habits in the first few weeks after birth and how difficult to can be to establish breastfeeding.
From sore, cracked bleeding nipples to a gorgeous baby that just won’t attach, your baby’s sleeping and feeding habits are likely to be so different from your own. And they are nothing like what the media depicts!
Having an ingrained message of what is ‘normal’ in your mind may only lead you to disaster.
Read on for some excellent tips.
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No, and the suck-ratio is not how well (or badly) your favourite sports team is doing this season! Read on to find out what it is… Continue reading “What is the ideal suck-ratio?”