BABY FEEDING

Find information about breastfeeding and bottle feeding, to ensure your baby grows up healthy and strong.

weaning

Weaning

Your baby's inevitable weaning begins the day she takes her first mouthful of rice cereal. Sooner or later every breast-fed ...
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Shamed for sexual nature of breastfeeding

Shamed for sexual nature of breastfeeding

Read this woman's story about being shamed for trying to breastfeed her baby ...
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Nutrition for breastfeeding mums

Nutrition for breastfeeding mums

Breastfeeding is the best option for a healthy baby. Learn more on nutrition for breastfeeding mothers to ensure mother and ...
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milk and formula requirements

A guide to formula amounts

Only your baby will truly know how much milk they require, but by calculating what an average-sized baby might require ...
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choosing baby bottles

Choosing the right bottle for your baby

These days bottles come in different materials, shapes, designs, features, colours and sizes; with price tags that vary significantly. The ...
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feeding premature baby

Feeding your premature baby

According to the Ministry of Health, approximately eight percent of babies in New Zealand are born premature (before 37 weeks) ...
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pregnancy diet affect baby metabolism

Can your pregnancy diet affect the metabolism of your baby?

Metabolism. Do you know someone who can scoff a whole pie and still look skinnier afterwards? (Meanwhile some of us can sniff ...
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knowing when baby's had enough milk

Knowing when your baby has had enough milk

Whether you should follow guidelines based on average-sized babies or give your baby as much milk as they want, will depend ...
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too much breast milk

Too much milk

Most new mums worry they won't produce enough breast milk for their baby. However, a less feared but still quite ...
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supplementing with formula

Supplementing with formula

Sometimes, due to complications or unforeseen circumstances, breastfeeding alone isn't enough and you need to supplement with formula.  And sometimes ...
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mixing-formula

Mixing baby formula

Breastfeeding provides babies with the best nutrition and is preferred whenever possible. However, if you are unable to breastfeed, or ...
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Feeding-reflux-baby

Feeding your baby with reflux

What is reflux? Reflux describes a medical condition where the muscle at the top of the stomach doesn't work well ...
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baby-choking-hazards

Choking hazards for your baby

Understand the difference between choking and gagging Many babies gag as they learn to regulate the amount of milk or ...
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Expressing breast milk

Expressing breast milk is usually done when you need to provide some milk for your baby at a time when ...
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Understanding different formula types

Understanding different formula types

Confused when you step foot in the formula section? We break down the different types of formula available so you ...
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Breastfeeding and contraception

Breastfeeding and contraception

Find out the most effective contraceptive options for while you are breastfeeding - what will work, what won't, and what ...
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Bottle feeding snack feeders

Bottle feeding snack feeders

Bottle feeding snack feeders - find information on how to encourage better feeding habits. Find everything for babies and kids ...
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Attachment and breastfeeding

Attachment and breastfeeding

Attachment and breastfeeding - successful breastfeeding attachment strategies for mums ...
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How much can I drink when breastfeeding?

How much can I drink when breastfeeding?

New mums are often unsure if they can drink alcohol while breastfeeding. Get more information on alcohol and breastfeeding from ...
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Speed Feeding and Not Sleeping – Four Month Sleep Regression

There’s a science to sleep and breastfeeding that can be really overwhelming. Sometimes I know what to do but I ...
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Breastfeeding and your diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is always important, but even more so when you're breastfeeding, as your body needs to provide ...
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Preparing, cooking and storing baby food

Making baby food for your baby is easy to do. Get baby advice about cooking, preparing and storing homemade baby ...
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Soy Formula

Soy Formula

Find out what you need to know about soy formula and what the World Health Organisation says about giving soy ...
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First solid foods

First solid foods

While it may be tempting to start with a flourish, the best way to tackle solids is slowly and methodically ...
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Dropping the night feed

Dropping the night feed

Phasing out the night feed to help your baby sleep longer at night. Tips to reduce night feeding. Find more ...
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Breastfeeding positions

Breastfeeding positions

Learning to breatfeed your baby successfully may mean that you need to learn different breastfedding positions so you can find ...
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Breastfeeding and biting

Breastfeeding and biting

Breastfeeding babies often try experiementing with biting while breastfeeding. Get baby advice and breastfeeding tips to tackle breastfeeding and biting ...
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Is your baby getting enough breastmilk

Is your baby getting enough breastmilk

It's often the most prominent worry for new parents, but finding out if your baby is well-nourished isn't as hard ...
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Breastfeeding and sore nipples

Breastfeeding and sore nipples

Breastfeeding: sore nipples. Sore, cracked, tender nipples are part of breastfeeding - it's sad, but true. There are steps you ...
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Breast milk supply

Breast milk supply - find information on feeding your baby Find everything for babies and kids 0-14 - Kidspot New ...
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Breast care

Breast care

Breast care - find information on breast care for breastfeeding mums. If you are suffering from sore breasts during breastfeeding ...
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Storing and using expressed breast milk

Storing and using expressed breast milk

Find out what you need to know before storing or using your expressed breast milk ...
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Soy Formula

Formulas

Sometimes parents are unable to breastfeed, and it is necessary to supplement with infant formula. Find out the types formulas ...
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Night time feeding and sleeping tips

Night time feeding and sleeping tips

To encourage your baby into a pattern of night-time sleeping, try the following tips when he wakes for a feed ...
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Foods babies should avoid

Foods babies should avoid

Baby's first foods can cause allergic reactions. Find out what foods you should not feed your baby and find easy ...
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Top 10 weaning tips

Top 10 weaning tips

The best tips for weaning. Weaning baby from breast or bottle. How to wean your baby onto solids. Best time ...
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Feeding time activity

Feeding time activity

Feeding time with your baby can be fun. You can make the most of this time with your baby with ...
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The Let Down

When you breastfeed your baby, your body releases hormones that draws your milk towards your milk stores behind your nipples ...
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