August 1, 2013

Breast or bottle refusal can be a distressing occurrence for both mother and baby.


Often the baby has previously fed happily, then for some reason, begins to refuse a feed. Causes may be apparent such as: an alert baby being easily distract...

December 1, 2012

Continuing on from my last article on Combined Feeding – Breast and Bottle, I’d like to take a look at some practical tips and some of the problems that can occur and steps to help avoid them.

There are several practical things that you can...

November 1, 2012

In this article I’d like to look at both the benefits and some of the challenges that many face when combined feeding.

Combined feeding may not always be a choice. The most common reason is that baby is not receiving enough from the breast...

May 1, 2011

Part 2 of Fussy Feeders

In the previous article I discussed some of the behavioural reasons behind fussy feeding.  This month I would like to take a closer look at those children who are plainly not comfortable while eating or are literally...

June 26, 2008

Basic equipment needed for bottle feeding

We advocate breastfeeding and suggest that if you are having problems or doubts about breastfeeding it would be best to talk to your parenting coach about your concerns.  If on the other hand you cho...

April 29, 2008


Usually by three or four months your baby will have given up one night feed naturally and be sleeping eight hours. Those who have not been waking their baby for the last feed before midnight (usually between 9 and 11 pm) your baby may be h...

April 28, 2008

Breast refusal can be a distressing occurrence for both mother and baby.  Often the baby has previously fed happily, then for some unknown reason, begins to refuse to feed.  Causes may be apparent, but often there does not seem to be a caus...

April 28, 2008

Over the years of helping parents with their children I have often been called out to homes where babies have refused to take the bottle when Mum decides for some reason or another that it’s time to wean.  Many mothers wean when returning t...

April 27, 2008

If you have chosen to demand-feed are you feeding to your baby’s hunger or to their crying? Many mothers fall into a trap when demand-feeding and are actually snack feeding their baby and teaching them to cat-nap. A well-fed baby will, of h...

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