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Tongue Tie Assessment & Treatment
Young Baby: Some mums are surprised to hear that breastfeeding isn’t always the easy, natural thing it is often promoted as. Whilst some babies do latch on and never look back, for many it is a learning curve for both baby and mum. Mums are often even more surprised to discover that the vast majority of women can exclusively breastfeed; without pain and with a content baby – with the right support! Most common problems can be easily overcome, from pain when feeding to a baby that never seems full. Some things we can help with include: Painful feeding Colic & reflux Sore, cracked, damaged nipples Unsettled or hungry baby Re-starting breastfeeding Breastfeeding multiples Prematurity Low milk supply Too much milk Slow weight gain Introducing bottles Expressing The above list is not exhaustive; please contact us to discuss your situation. Older baby: Just when you get everything sorted, suddenly everything is changing! Baby is ready for some solid food, or developing teeth. Perhaps you are returning to work or wondering whether to stop breastfeeding? We explore Baby Led Weaning and how to introduce solids in a way that develops positive food association. This allows baby to not only regulate their…
Formula/Bottle Feeding Support
Dads & Partners
One of the biggest influencing factors in whether a baby is breastfed and for how long, is dad (or the significant other supporting mum!) Unfortunately, most antenatal classes only focus on one parent – mum, yet for families with two parents; this leaves one totally in the dark! reliant upon information passed from mum. Even those that do include partners, tend to only focus on birth and the immediate few hours postpartum. Many parents are sold the notion that good partners get up in the night to give a bottle – sharing the feeding is what good dads do! but when we look at how breastfeeding can impact so significantly; isn’t the reality that “good dads” support both mum AND baby to facilitate breastfeeding? So, although mums have the breasts – we believe partners do have a very important role to play, and this is what is covered in our antenatal session. Delivered by a dad*, we highlight how many common tips undermine breastfeeding. We deliver hard facts about how you can tell whether things are going well and whether your baby is obtaining sufficient milk and we outline things you CAN do to really help gets things off to…
Why support mothers to continue breastfeeding? Research has shown that the benefits of improving health in the workplace include: • increased motivation of employees and a better working atmosphere, leading to more flexibility and better communication; • a reduction in absenteeism and staff turnover; • increased quality of products and services, more innovation and creativity, and a rise in productivity; • improved public image of the company, making it more attractive as an employer. The number of women with babies and small children who return to the workforce is increasing. More mothers are also choosing to continue to breastfeed after returning to work. It is in the employers best interests to support mothers who want to return to work and continue breastfeeding, as there are benefits for both employers and employees. Three good reasons for employers: More economical Your organisation will save money as valued employees will return to their job reducing recruitment, training and temporary staff costs. Less absenteeism Breastfeeding helps to protect babies from infections and allergies. This means fewer visits to the doctor and less time off to care for sick children. Better organisational image Mothers will become more productive, happy and loyal. Three health benefits for…
The Book – Why Breastfeeding Matters
Cheshire & Manchester Branch
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