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5000 Followers Keepsake Competition

As a thank you to you all as we approach 5000 followers on Facebook we're doing a Memorial and Keepsake Competition. You can win any item of silver jewellery including keepsakes and memorial jewellery. Rules for entry are simple, you...Read More

Homemade Milk Booster Capsules

Homemade Milk Booster Capsules If you think your milk supply might be low, the first step is to talk to someone trained in breastfeeding. You could get help from local peer supporter, a breastfeeding councillor who has had lots of...Read More

Antenatal Milk Expression

Antenatal Milk Expression Before your baby is born you might consider expressing milk antenatally. Before I begin this blog, please know that I'm not a trained breastfeeding supporter and as always my experience should never replace advice from an IBCLC...Read More
Breastfeeding after reduction story by Nic Kamminga at Tree of Opals part two, with a background to why I thought I wouldn't be able to breastfeed and hope

Breastfeeding After Reduction Story (Part 2)

Continued Breastfeeding After Reduction Story The first part of my breastfeeding after reduction story is here and you can read about my 34JJ to 34D breast reduction operation here. I'd had a rough time in hospital with the operation in...Read More
Breastfeeding after reduction story by Nic Kamminga at Tree of Opals

Breastfeeding After Reduction Story (Part 1)

Breastfeeding After Reduction Story "You won't be able to breastfeed" The midwife phrased it as a question: like she was wondering why I ever thought I could, but the midwife at my first ever antenatal appointment seemed to think she was helping...Read More

Make More Milk: Galactagogues

Make More Milk: Galactagogues, A Beginner's Guide to things to eat which increase breast milk supply As the title suggests, a galactagogue is something you can eat or take to help you make more breastmilk. If you're reading this you...Read More

Mastitis Poultice

Mastitis Poultice I've never had anything but a love relationship with breastfeeding my four month old daughter. She nearly died when she was born, but thanks to a lifesaving op, the first of many, we are blessed to have such...Read More

Maintaining Supply in Tanzania

I can picture myself now: sitting cross legged on my bed, small bunch of bananas in front of me and a sugary tangawezy drink beading with condensation sitting within arms reach and the heavy scent of incense inside the mosquito net....Read More