How to breastfeed: a quick list of key articles


1. Why everyone says "breast is best"

It's good for baby, it's good for mom. Read some interesting research findings here:

Breastfeeding gives kids brainpower

Kids who were breastfed as babies had higher scores on IQ tests at age five than those who weren't breastfed, according to a US study.

Breastfeeding lowers risk of SIDS

Babies who are breastfed are less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome.

Breastfeeding lowers risk of MS relapse

A study finds some amazing results.

Breastfed babies are more intelligent

Study links breastfeeding to high grades, college entry.

How breastfeeding may influence kids eating habits at the age of six

Breastfeeding for as long as a year could benefit your kid's health.

Breastfeeding good for mommy's bones

Mothers who breastfeed, lower their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis!

Breast defence against illness

Breastfeeding cuts baby girls' pneumonia risk.

What’s in breastmilk?

The ingredients that make it the perfect food for newborns.

And lots more reasons – click here to see all our breastfeeding articles.

2. Getting it right: Breastfeeding basics

Breastfeeding basics

We have all heard the slogan “breast if best” but breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally to new moms, and it may take some patience and persistence to get breastfeeding established successfully.

Breastfeeding made easy

While breastfeeding is a natural biological process, it may feel like rocket science in the early days. Read our tips and advice on how to successfully breastfeed your new baby.

How to boost your breastmilk

Although a balanced, wholesome diet and some herbal supplements do help, boosting milk supply is mostly about getting the basics right.

Watch: How to wind your baby

This great video shows how to feed your baby to minimise trapped wind, and how to wind baby after the feed.

FAQS on breastfeeding

All your breastfeeding questions answered by Your Baby magazine expert Marie-Louise Steyn.

6-part video series by La Leche League expert Kim Jurgens

Kim Jurgens from the Le Leche league, talks about the organisation and what it stands for.

Watch: Breastfeeding: The first latch

A helpful latching guide by Dr Jack Newman.

Top breastfeeding tips

How to get breastfeeding off to a good start.

What can I eat when breastfeeding?

What you eat, so does your baby. Choose wisely if you want a good night’s sleep.

Practice makes perfect

Handy tips for successful breastfeeding.

3. Breastfeeding positions

4 breastfeeding positions: gallery

Find the best breastfeeding position for you and your baby.

3 breastfeeding positions: video

A mom shares 3 simple breastfeeding positions to help new moms and their babies.

The Madonna, rugby-ball, lay-back and side-lying positions

Sister Lilian explains the best breastfeeding position for you.

4. Breastfeeding challenges - we give help

Dealing with breast refusal

Are you struggling to breastfeed your baby? You're not alone. Find some help here.

More dummy less breast

Earlier pacifier use has been linked to shorter breastfeeding time.

5. Everything you need to know about expressing breastmilk

Can breast milk be stored?

Keep it with care and it can last for months.

Tips for expressing

Find a routine that works for you.

Breastfeeding mom at work

Expressing milk is an answer for working mothers who still want to breastfeed.

For all our breastfeeding articles, visit our breastfeeding section.

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