The Benefits of Breastfeeding for both mother and baby 

Breast milk  is without a doubt is the PERFECT FOOD for your baby. Many women have not observed their family members breastfeeding, so it is a skill to learn, that will reap many benefits for you and your baby (more). 

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES

Breastfeeding (Source: NZ Ministry of Health)


Positioning mother for comfortable breastfeeding


Positioning baby for comfortable breastfeeding


Correct Attachment/Latching and Fixing


The Let-Down Reflex


Breastfeeding Notes 

  • Growth spurts

  • Blocked milk ducts

  • Breast Infection

  • Breast Abscess

  • To increase your milk supply

  • Feeding Frenzy/Cluster Feeding/Arsenic Hour/s
     


The structure of the breast


Alcohol and breastfeeding



Thrush and Inverted Nipples


Lactation Cookie Recipe and Lactation Bliss Balls Recipe
 

FREE breast feeding app go to http://www.breastfednz.co.nz to download 

 

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Lactation Cookie Recipe
from www.justbreastfeeding.com


1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

4 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons flax seed AKA LINSEED (available at supermarket)

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups oats

1 cup chocolate chips

3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast (available at health shop)

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/180 degrees celcius

  • Mix the flax seed mean and water and let sit for 3-5minutes

  • Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well

  • And eggs and mix well

  • Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well

  • Sift together flour, brewer’s yeast, baking soda, and salt

  • Add dry ingredients to butter mix

  • Stir in oats and chips

  • Scoop onto baking sheet

  • Bake for 12 minutes

  • Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray

 



Lactation Bliss Balls
A recipe to help increase your breast milk supply!

 

½ cup milk

½ cup peanut butter

½ cup honey

2 tbsp yeast flakes

¾ cup wheatgerm

Add fruit of your choice

 

Make into balls, roll in coconut and store in the fridge





 

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