Osteopathy for Mastitis – A Drug Free Approach

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast tissues and is a common problem for breastfeeding mothers. In breastfeeding women it is generally due to a blocked milk duct that becomes inflamed and can also then become infected. The earliest symptom is usually

A Herbal Approach to Low Milk Supply

Low milk supply is associated with poor weight gain in babies and can be distressing for mothers. After latching or attachment difficulties and nipple damage, it is the third most common complaint of nursing mothers. There are many reasons why milk supply

A Herbal Approach to Low Milk Supply – Page 2

Fenugreek Trigonella foenum graecum Fenugreek is one of the most important lactation herbs and has been used in ancient civilizations to support birth (Rome) and lactation (India). It was also used as incense and to embalm mummies in ancient Egypt. It is

Breastfeeding two – Baby and Toddler

We used to talk about women like you, at kindy!” So said a friend of mine when she realised that I was breastfeeding a toddler…and a baby ….simultaneously! ; Tandem breastfeeding certainly raises eyebrows, causes discussion and elicits

Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

The right diet is the key to having a good supply of nourishing milk. It should be followed from before conception and contain high levels of healthy animal fats. Be sure to eat plenty of food. When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is not time to die

The Secrets of Breastfeeding Success

In Australia, over 80% of mothers choose to breastfeed. In fact, in some hospitals, figures are closer to 95%. Yet in the first few weeks after birth, many of these women quit breastfeeding. Only about half of those who start out are still breastfeeding a


It is not uncommon to hear a new, breastfeeding mother complain “I feel like a cow!” In our society the act of giving milk has been so ubiquitously associated with the dairy that many women have trouble integrating lactation as an aspect of hu