Self expressing breast milk is not always easy for first-time mothers. Read our comprehensive advice on expressing breast milk for the first time and on how to store and thaw your expressed breast milk safely.
Breast Milk - What You Need to Know when You're Nursing
Breast milk is truly amazing stuff. Scientific research confirms that, when you choose to breastfeed, you give your baby the benefit of thousands of nutrients and antibodies from your body, as well as the opportunity to bond in a very special way. It is well-known that babies who are breastfed for the first year get the very best start in life. But, how much do you know about breast milk and how to ensure it's safe and healthy?
Check out our directory of articles on breastmilk and find out:
- How to increase breast milk.
- The best foods for nutritious breast milk.
- Complications with breast milk, including breast milk jaundice.
- Safe breast milk storage.
- Whether freezing breast milk is safe.
- How to dry up breast milk when you're ready to wean.
...and much more!
Our Directory of Breast Milk Articles
Scroll through our comprehensive range of breast milk articles and feel free to ask any questions:
What is breast milk jaundice? What are the signs and symptoms? How long does it last? What is the treatment? What’s the difference between breastfeeding vs breast milk jaundice? Will I have to stop breastfeeding if my baby has jaundice? Find answers to all your jaundice questions.
What is colostrum? When do you start producing colostrum during pregnancy? What are the benefits for your baby? How much colostrum does a baby need? Answers to all your questions about colostrum.
What are the pros and cons of bottle feeding and breastfeeding? Is it possible to do both together? Will my baby miss out on essential nutrients if I am unable to breastfeed? Click here for a complete guide to bottle feeding newborn baby, combination feeding, and transitioning between the breast and the bottle.