Tricia, NurtureMe, showing client how to cup feed expressed milk

Top ups – breastfeeding support

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As most of the work I do is with twins, I often get asked about top ups which are extremely common.  Here’s some information about what top ups are, how they affect breastfeeding and how you can reduce/remove them. What are top ups? Top ups are feeds given to babies where there has been an […]

Pregnancy, Birth and New Baby Support

Planning Postnatal Care

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There’s been numerous articles in the press about lack of postnatal care including support for breastfeeding. I’ve witnessed this first hand a number of times, mums feeling frazzled, overwhelmed and believing that they aren’t meeting the needs of their babies. Given how stretched our current midwifery and health visiting teams are and the situation with […]

Breastfeeding Blues

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Courtesy of Caroline from CeilidhKids To be sung to the tune of Elvis’ ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Well since my baby joined me I’ve got some real sad news Although I love her dearly I’ve got the breastfeeding blues It makes me so bovine baby It makes me so bovine baby It makes me so bovine, I […]

Tricia’s top ten tips – Breastfeeding Twins

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Breastfeeding twins is such a positive achievement for many families.  For some, it means overcoming a number of challenges, relevant to many singletons too, yet widely prevalent in this community.  There are a number of common contributing factors to breastfeeding twins as follows: prematurity (50% born before 36 weeks) 70-80% born by c-section learning to breastfeed, […]