Milk

Breast feeding should be a great experience for both mum and baby, but everyone’s journey is different, and things don’t always go to plan. Mum of two, Beth, tells of her struggle to produce enough milk, and our panel discusses physical and emotional coping strategies for the ups and downs of breast feeding.

Did you know?

Breast feeding is one of the single most important ways to improve a child’s lifelong health. However much you manage, remember every feed of breast milk brings benefits.

Although it’s totally natural, breast feeding is a learned skill for both mum and baby. There’s no one right way, though some positions are a little easier in the beginning.

It’s recommended that, if you can, you breast feed exclusively for your baby’s first 6 months, then continue to partially breast feed (while introducing solid foods) up to 2 years of age or beyond.

Breast Feeding Checklist

Download

Ready Steady Grow

Listen to Podcast

How much weight gain is okay during pregnancy? Most women don’t know.

Listen to Pippa’s experience of gestational diabetes and her fears for her baby, and hear expert advice on the importance of your own diet and lifestyle throughout conception and pregnancy.

The First Supper

Listen to Podcast

When and how you introduce solids is important for healthy growth, setting up good eating patterns for life, and minimising the risk of allergies.

Hear how Rachel navigated the introduction of solids with her first child, Mikey, who had eczema and food allergies, while our experts give advice on the importance of introducing allergenic foods.

The toddler years are a great time for families to role model and set healthy behaviours for life.

So how do you deal with a fussy eater? Hear about Nedahl’s child, who wouldn’t even try toast fingers, and get our experts’ tips for how to make meal times more enjoyable – and stay sane with little fusspots!