Top tips for optimal position and attachment

IBCLC Charlotte Treitl shares her top tips for supporting optimal position and attachment in the breastfed baby.

What are feeding cues?

Babies are really clever, they know how to tell us when they’re hungry from birth. Have you ever seen the newborn breastcrawl? (You can see an amazing example of this here. Babies don’t necessarily cry as soon as they are hungry, in fact, crying is the last feeding cue a baby will exhibit, so we… Continue reading What are feeding cues?

How to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2021

World Breastfeeding Week runs every year from the 1st to the 7th August. This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week is Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility​. ‘A shared responsibility’ means it’s up to all of us – from breastfeeding parents, to peer support groups, IBCLCs, maternity nurses, GPs, health visitors, nurses, paediatricians, midwives, businesses, employers,… Continue reading How to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2021

5 Breastfeeding Books Recommended by IBCLCs

Here are 5 breastfeeding books recommended by IBCLC & Infant Feeding Specialist Shel Banks and IBCLC & Tongue-tie Specialist Sarah Oakley  THE POSITIVE BREASTFEEDING BOOK: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO FEED YOUR BABY WITH CONFIDENCE BY PROFESSOR AMY BROWN Synopsis – The Positive Breastfeeding Book cuts through the anecdotes, giving you clear, no-judgement, non-preachy, evidence-based information to help you make the right decisions… Continue reading 5 Breastfeeding Books Recommended by IBCLCs

Overfeeding a baby can cause reflux

Watch this video with Infant Feeding Specialist & Lactation Consultant Shel Banks who shares insights into the risks associated with overfeeding babies.

SIX ways to help a child adjust to the clocks going back this Sunday!

What we do know is that the time change can have a more significant impact on children who are not well-rested, resulting in crankiness, night waking, short naps and early morning waking.

George Osborne puts forward strong plea to tackle childhood obesity

5-year old children in the UK are consuming their body weight in sugar every year, George Osborne reports

Why parents should know first aid?

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As childcare specialists we understand that researching and finding the right childcare can be a time consuming and lengthy process.


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Cyberbullying is the use of technology such as mobile phones and the internet to bully other people. According to NSPCC 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying.