Advice & Tips

Parenting can be hard work, and pregnant mums and new mothers sometimes need a little bit of extra help from other mums who know what they’re going through. Breastmates has created a special resource section filled with tried and tested parenting tips, common-sense advice on pregnancy and motherhood, unbiased help with infant feeding, and expert answers to your most important questions. Being a mum is the most important job you’ll ever do, and Breastmates cares about helping you to enjoy being a mum without the stress.

  • Birth Stories

    When you're pregnant and have never experienced labour, or you're facing a different kind of labour from the first time around, or you just want to know more about what different kinds of labour are like, reading birth stories can help demystify birth and give you ideas about the kind of birth you'd ... Read more

  • Bottle Feeding

    Many mums bottle-feed their babies, and we know how hard it is to find unbiased information about giving your baby a bottle. We’ve put together a comprehensive resource on bottle-feeding, including tips on establishing bottle-feeding, what equipment you’ll need to bottle-feed, how to mix formula ... Read more

  • Breastfeeding

    The most natural way to feed your new baby is breastfeeding, but where do you begin? Learning to breastfeed comes naturally to some mums, but others need a bit of help – and that’s why we’re here. We’ve compiled the most practical, useful information about breastfeeding, including help incre ... Read more

  • Expressing

    Breastfeeding and expressing breast milk are two totally different actions, and many mums struggle with expressing breast milk. We’ve got comprehensive advice on how to choose a breast pump, everything you need to know about expressing breast milk, what equipment you need to successfully pump milk ... Read more

  • Newborn

    Bringing home a newborn can be a bit daunting. We’re here to help you prepare for parenthood and tell you what to expect from your newborn. What’s normal newborn behaviour, and when should you worry? What baby products do you really need? What do you need to know about newborn sleep and crying? ... Read more

  • Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is such a special time! Whether you’re a first-time expectant mum or you’ve been there, done that, our special pregnancy section has information on conception and pregnancy, help finding a midwife, advice on maternity bras, and even a gallery of pregnant belly photos to show you what t ... Read more

  • Shared Stories

    Reading another mum’s honest, heartfelt story of motherhood is inspiring and comforting. It’s so helpful to know other mothers have been through what we’re facing! Our special collection of stories from real mums covers breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, postnatal depression, baby loss and miscarr ... Read more

  • Solids & Weaning

    When should you start your baby on solids? What’s the ideal first food for baby, and how can you get them to try new foods? How do you know if your baby is ready to start solids, and how does breastfeeding fit into the picture? If your baby is close to six months old and you think it’s time to i ... Read more