by Niamh Kennelly | Nov 19, 2021 | Bottle feeding, General Information, Help Me, Postnatal
However, tongue tie doesn’t just affect breastfed babies. It can also affect bottle fed babies. This usually only starts to become a problem after about 6-8 weeks of age. Unfortunately, mothers of bottle fed babies with a tongue tie that is affecting their ability to suck effectively, often undergo months of distress due to the lack of knowledge in the healthcare community around this subject.
by Niamh Kennelly | Sep 2, 2021 | Help Me, PHN support, Postnatal
The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is most often the first health professional that an Irish mother and her partner will meet when she comes home from hospital with their baby. According to the HSE (4), the role of the PHN is to visit homes following birth notifications and to monitor child, maternal and family health, and to particularly focus on the benefits of breast-feeding.
by Niamh Kennelly | Aug 29, 2021 | Breast Cancer, General Information, Help Me
Post-partum breast cancer is different to cancer that develops in pregnancy. If there are any signs of breast cancer at this time, then urgent action and screening is advised…A lump that is not responding to feeding, or antibiotics needs further investigation.
by Niamh Kennelly | Aug 13, 2021 | Help Me
Aim to have your baby lead with his chin. Position your baby in close to you: Tummy to mummy. Make sure baby’s nose is directly across from the nipple: nipple to nose.
by Niamh Kennelly | Aug 13, 2021 | Dietary Concerns, Help Me, Postnatal
In fact, there are many cultures around the world where spicy foods are a ‘normal’ part of their diet, and there is no evidence that these babies are any fussier or gassier than babies of mothers who don’t eat spicy foods
by Niamh Kennelly | Aug 13, 2021 | Help Me, Postnatal
The various ductal openings can point in any direction. They don’t just point forwards. You really see this when you hand-express your milk. Your milk can go in literally any direction!!!