Breastfeeding articles
Sore nipples and nipple infections
Sore nipples and nipple infections
If you have sore nipples, check baby’s breastfeeding attachment. See your nurse or lactation consultant for help. For a nipple infection, see your GP.
Breastmilk
Breastmilk
Breastmilk – designed by nature for human babies. Breastmilk has many health and practical benefits for both mothers and babies, as our guide explains.
How to breastfeed: in pictures
How to breastfeed: in pictures
This illustrated guide takes you through how to breastfeed. It includes breastfeeding tips for the early days and for when breastfeeding is established.
Breastfeeding attachment techniques
Breastfeeding attachment techniques
The key to breastfeeding is using the right breastfeeding attachment techniques. Our article explains baby-led and mother-led breastfeeding attachment.
Breastfeeding positions: in pictures
Breastfeeding positions: in pictures
Cradle position, football hold or lying down? Our illustrated guide takes you through the breastfeeding positions you can use to breastfeed your baby.
How to increase milk supply
How to increase milk supply
Many mums worry they aren’t making enough milk for their baby. This article explains how to increase milk supply and where to get help for supply problems.
Oversupply of breastmilk and engorgement
Oversupply of breastmilk and engorgement
Breastfeeding mums can have an oversupply of breastmilk, which might lead to breast engorgement. Read practical tips to manage these breastfeeding problems.
Mastitis and blocked milk ducts
Mastitis and blocked milk ducts
If you think you have a blocked milk duct, you can treat it at home to start with. If you think you have mastitis, see your GP as soon as possible.
Breast refusal and baby biting breast
Breast refusal and baby biting breast
Breastfeeding isn’t always easy. Some mums have problems with baby breast refusal or baby biting breast. Here’s how to sort out these problems.
Expressing and storing breastmilk
Expressing and storing breastmilk
Our guide has the essentials on expressing breastmilk by hand or with a pump, plus information on storing breastmilk at different temperatures.
Breastfeeding: mums returning to work
Breastfeeding: mums returning to work
It’s good for mums returning to work to keep breastfeeding if they want to. Here’s how to make it happen by planning ahead and talking with your employer.
Breastfeeding and travelling
Breastfeeding and travelling
Breastfeeding and travelling? Look into breastfeeding attitudes in other countries, and also travel medications, vaccinations and illnesses. Get more tips.