Breastfeeding Basics 0 – 12 months

gingerpixel_photography__newborn_photography_1_15931Breastfeeding Basics:  0 – 12 months

We searched far and wide across the internet to bring you these articles to help make sense of yours and you baby’s first year together.  We hope you enjoy reading them and take the time to check out the websites we collected them from.

Making Milk is Easy  A fantastic PDF from the Massachusetts Breastfeeding  Coalition with great tips and hints on keeping a healthy milk supply.

When You Go Home – Breastfeeding Basics Another Winner from the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition full of great advice on breastfeeding in the early days and signs that things are going well!

Breastfeeding Myths by Dr. Jack Newman, MD, IBCLC If ever there was one article that had the best chance of changing Ireland’s attitudes and opinions towards breastfeeding, this would be it.  Dr. Newman takes the most common breastfeeding myths and turns them on their heads. A must read for everyone!

Feeding on Cue  Seriously, the La Leche League website is choc a bloc full of great articles, including this one on infant feeding cues.  Did you know that crying is actually a really late sign that your baby is hungry?  Read this article to find out the early signs your baby is giving you to let you know that they need a feed.

Breastfeeding Tips: By Mums, For Mums…  Does what it says on the tin! Real mums share their Breastfeeding Tips and advice.

Breastfeeding FAQ’s with Clare Boyle IBCLC

Growth Spurts Also known as, “Help! Why won’t my baby stop feeding?!?!?!?” A very helpful piece from Kellymom.

Fussy in the evening

Breastfeeding in Public

Fear or nervousness nursing in public is often listed as one of the top reasons for mothers stopping nursing early or not nursing their babies at all.  The following articles discuss ways of helping you to get more comfortable breastfeeding your baby when out and about.

Breastfeeding in Public  Information put together by Friends of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Out and About  A great Article from the HSE website

Breastfeeding in Public  A GINORMOUS list of Articles from La Leche League International.  Check out the rest of their site for more great evidence based articles and fantastic mother to mother support.

Why Children should Witness Breastfeeding in Public  A thought provoking article from the website Nursing Freedom on the societal importance of nursing in public.


MariaMoulton4Normal Infant Behaviour: Sleep

Normal Infant Sleep Behaviours

8 Facts about Infant Sleep

Infant Sleep FAQ: La Leche League

Is your baby sleeping through the night?

 Co sleeping guidelines with Dr. James McKenna






Look at the Baby Not the Scales – Jay Gordon  This is a great piece that should be given out to parents before their babies are born and which every health care practitioner should memorize!  Dr. Jay, you rock!

Increasing Baby’s Weight Gain

Is my Breastfed Baby Gaining too much weight?








Back To Work:

Childcare and the Breastfed baby

Breastfeeding at Work Ireland

20 Tips for Breastfeeding at Work








How dads (and others!) can support breastfeeding There’s more ways to bond with a baby then feeding and more ways to support a new mother then by taking the baby off of her.  Have a look here to find out some great ways to support a nursing mother.

Organizations for Support A list of support options for breastfeeding families in Ireland.



knowledge-is-powery-Tiffany-and-LupusGeneral Information

Components of Human Milk Ever wonder exactly what your milk is made of?

Medication and Breastfeeding   An informative site for information on the safety of different medications while breastfeeding

What affects the fat content and Calories of Mothers milk?

Breastfeeding Rates by Country How does Ireland rank?






gingerpixel_photography__newborn_photography_1_15954Great Websites for Breastfeeding Information and Support  A website that is set up and run by the HSE.   Full of information on Breastfeeding and Local Support

Cuidiu   The Irish name Cuidiú means care and support for all parents with bumps or babes, tots or teens. We are a parent-to-parent support group run by volunteer parents.

Cuidiúʼs motto is education and support for parenthood. Our aim is to provide information to parents which allows them to make informed choices about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and to provide a supportive background to empower parents to act upon their decisions.

We help thousands of Mums and Dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. We offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents.

La Leche League Ireland  La Leche League is a voluntary organisation which provides information and support to women who want to breastfeed their babies.

 All La Leche League Leaders are volunteer mothers who have enjoyed nursing their own babies and who see the importance of helping other mothers develop a happy nursing relationship.  They have completed an accreditation programme and are familiar with breastfeeding techniques as well as current research.  They organize the monthly meetings and are available at any time to speak with a mother in person or on the telephone.  They also give talks at antenatal classes, sit on breastfeeding committees and are available as a reference source for medical professionals.

LLL also provides information and experience for women in special circumstances (premature babies, multiple births, babies with cleft of the soft palate, babies with Down’s Syndrome and many others).

Breastfeeding Inc  (Fantastic site! Check out the information sheets.  Brilliant.) At Breastfeeding Inc., our aim is to empower parents by ensuring they receive the most up-to-date information to assist them with their breastfeeding baby. We strive to provide them this information through breastfeeding resources which include, but are not limited to, free information sheets, video clips, and articles. Some resources, such as books, protocols and videos can also be purchased through the website.

The creators of our resources, Dr Jack Newman and lactation consultant Edith Kernerman have collectively seen tens of thousands of babies over the years. They both speak internationally at lactation medicine conferences and have created numerous resources for both health care professionals and for patients. Newman and Kernerman are two of the three executive directors of the International Breastfeeding Centre, a not-for-profit breastfeeding clinic, educational facility, and research centre, that is located in Toronto, Canada but serves patients and trains health care professionals from all around the world.

At Breastfeeding Inc, we created this site and our products after listening to mothers and health care professionals about what their breastfeeding needs truly are. Our resources help to diagnose breastfeeding concerns, treat pain, milk supply issues, concerns around babies’ health as related to feeding, and help to prevent future problems.

Best for Babes The mission of Best for Babes is to change the cultural perception of breastfeeding and Beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps®–the cultural, institutional and legal barriers that prevent parents from making informed feeding decisions and that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals (whether that’s 2 days, 2 months or 2 years) without judgment, pressure or guilt.

Kellymom  I love this Website! Seriously.  Choc a bloc full of information on breastfeeding, sleep and normal infant behaviour and created by a breastfeeding mother of three who is also an international Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  Check it out!

Analytical Armadillo: Infant feeding and Early Parenting – Food for Thought

Breastfeeding and Medication