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Holidays and breastfeeding can often struggle to go hand in hand with one another. Particularly over the festive period. Generally, this time is filled with family, outings, travel, and a LOT of diet breaking. This can make breastfeeding a little trickier. However, there are ways...

Finding gifts for breastfeeding moms can seem like a daunting task. Do I get the baby clothes? Is the baby old enough to be read to yet? Will my friend approve of this toy? All of those options are for the baby, not the mother!...

In a recent blog, we discussed how to emotionally cope with weaning your child. Now comes another arduous task; knowing how to begin the weaning process! Weaning your child from breastfeeding can be one of the most emotionally draining experiences – for both mom and...

Knowing how and when to wean your child from breastfeeding is one of the most difficult things for a mom to discern. This journey definitely goes hand in hand with a mixed bag of emotions. Some moms may feel a sense of relief and freedom,...

Did you know that breastfeeding personalities are common amongst babies? Furthermore, did you know that there are five common types of personalities in breastfeeding babies? This information was discovered through a Yale University study conducted on the topic. Findings of this study were later cited...

Having a portable breast pump can be one of the most beneficial things a mobile mommy can own. But, how do you clean this when you are on the go? Breastpumps & Beyond have a few suggestions that should help you keep your equipment clean...

Leaving your baby for the first time can be difficult on a mom. Choosing the right baby sitter or day care to entrust your child to is a big ask of any parent. But above that, preparing meals for your child can become tricky in...

Oxytocin is possibly the best hormone to produce within the rain. This is because no other hormone will make you feel as good as it can. It is literally known as the love hormone, as the best way to describe the feeling it gives you...

If you are experiencing an uneven milk supply as a new mother, it can sometimes leave you feeling despondent. This is not always the case, however. If you and your child are coping with the uneven supply, there is no reason to fix something that...

Tongue tie is a commonly diagnosed problem with infants. However, is it being misdiagnosed? If you suspect your baby is suffering from this, read on here now! Recently, at the 13th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium in Paris, Professor Donna Geddes of the University of...

If your baby falls ill with colic, it can often leave a mother feeling helpless. The incessant crying leaves one feeling utterly helpless and defeated. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel! There is a way you will be able to deal...

When it comes to choosing a nursing bra, this may be a foreign concept for most ladies. However, it could not be easier! What if we told you, you could measure the correct bra size in as little as sixty seconds? That’s right, measuring your...

When you’re packing a maternity bag for the hospital, your mind is often in a tizzy with excitement. Therefore, it’s easy to forget to pack the maternity bag must-haves for when it’s time to deliver! Maybe you don’t even know where to start and what...

Breast development is an incredibly misunderstood topic amidst ladies. Most of us think our breasts stop forming once we hit puberty. Believe it or not, this is way off. Your breasts only fully mature after the age of 35, or once you get pregnant. Mind-blowing,...

Getting to know about #ProjectMoM is a must for all South Africans out there. This incentive is something close to our hearts here at Breastpumps & Beyond. And something that should be close to the hearts of our entire country. We will shed a little...

Breastfeeding is beautiful, and sore nipples can happen. But it comes with its quirks. Sore nipples just happen to be one of them. There are a few things you can do to help your nipples avoid discomfort. Read on below now to see what they...

If you have experienced a breastfeeding bite, you will know that it isn’t pleasant. Most moms worry about their baby biting them during breastfeeding once their teeth begin to develop. However, this isn’t always the case. Naturally, a baby’s tongue will cover their lower gum...

Knowing how to treat mastitis is an important bit of knowledge every expecting mum should be aware of. While not every breastfeeding mother will develop it, you should be able to recognize it should it occur. It is a common thing amongst breastfeeding moms. However, if...

Keeping a breastfeeding logbook can have many advantages for you as a mother. However, not many moms recognize the importance of doing so. This is a big mistake as you will be gathering valuable information as you log each feed. We will discuss the importance...

Substance abuse whilst breastfeeding comes in all ways, shapes and forms. Many moms out there are made aware of the dangers of alcohol, cigarettes and illicit drugs whilst pregnant, but are you aware of the knock-on effects substance abuse can carry through whilst breastfeeding? Even...

Nursing bras are one of the most important items of clothing you will have in your pregnancy wardrobe. There are a lot of benefits to wearing a nursing bra, but more importantly, it will better your ability to develop and breastfeed comfortably. Nursing bras, also...

My twins surprised us on the 16th of January at 35 weeks. Isabel weighed 2.59kg and Phillip 2.36kg. I was very fortunate to have my milk come in the same day. I expressed for them as they were in NICU. I was determined for them...

A breastfeeding diet is a common query on the lips of a lot of new mums. Are there specific things you should be eating? Are there foods you should be avoiding like the plague? Especially for new mums, knowing what to eat whilst breastfeeding can...

Breastfeeding tips can really be a life save when it comes to figuring out feeding habits of your baby. As a mum, breastfeeding can be a little overwhelming especially if you are completely new to motherhood. Therefore, getting a few pointers here and there can...

Stand a Chance of winning a Medela Swing breast pump when you get a quote for life insurance! T's & C's apply. Being a new parent requires you to have life insurance especially with a newborn baby. As a new parent, your plate of responsibilities starts...

My name is Lauren Marsden. I am 30 years old. I am married to the most wonderful, supportive husband and I have a beautiful (almost) 6 month old baby girl. I am a clinical psychologist. I like going to the gym, mountain biking, adventure racing,...

Selecting a breast pump is a big decision, and not one that can be undertaken lightly. Here’s what you need to know, to ensure you’re equipped to make the correct choice for you and your baby. It’s a big decision, choosing the right pump For breast-feeding mums,...

What do you need to know about your nipples and breastfeeding? Learn how to know if yours can do the job (more than likely, yes!) and how to protect them while they do it. How do I know if my nipples are ‘right’ for breastfeeding? Like all women,...

Successful breastfeeding depends on 2 key elements – positioning and latching. This is essential to prevent problems such as sore nipples, engorgement, mastitis and low milk supply. Positioning is the position in which you lie or sit to feed your baby. Latching is the way your baby...

Despite the fact that the decision to breastfeed is a personal one, many people will have an opinion about it. Learn about the benefits of breastmilk to make an informed decision. Making the choice to breastfeed is a personal decision. Despite this fact, it’s also a...

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