Popular advice which often doesn’t work

Popular advice and why it may not work
Things to avoid during breastfeeding and why with Renee Keogh

Growing joy in early life

  • Getting ready to breastfeed
    • Hand expression of breast milk
    • Soften an engorged areola
    • What to look out for if you have pain or baby fusses at breast
    • Why you don’t need to burp or hold baby upright after feeds
  • What are frequent flexible breastfeeds?
    • Why feed spacing doesn’t help
    • You can’t overfeed a breastfed baby
  • The way baby fits into your body really matters
    • Fitting you and baby together – no pain, no baby fuss with the gestalt method (2018)
    • The gestalt method ebook 2022
    • The gestalt method 2016 – mini’s
  • Side-lying breastfeeds and other positions 
    • Side-lying breastfeeding (gestalt method)
    • What about the koala or ‘baby-led’ position?
  • Bottle feeds (expressed breast milk or formula)
    • Dealing with good mother/bad mother judgements
    • Paced bottle feeds
    • Frequent flexible bottle feeds
    • My baby won’t take a bottle
  • Baby fascia: tongue and upper lip-ties
    • Tongue and lip ties and frenotomy: discussions with mothers (2018)
  • Breast inflammation
    • Blocked ducts and mastitis
  • Worried that you don’t have enough milk?
    • How to keep baby safe but minimise formula use in the first week of life
  • About pumping
    • A discussion about the benefits and downsides to pumping  
    • Breastfeeding and returning to work
  • When there are breastfeeding challenges 
    • Women share stories of breastfeeding challenges and what helped
    • Identifying fit and hold challenges
    • Women discuss what they wish had been different when they faced breastfeeding problems 
  • Return to paid work
    • My baby won’t take a bottle
    • Breastfeeding and returning to work
  • Podcasts
    • What’s normal for breastfed babies in the first days of life?
    • The baby who fusses at the breast
    • Getting breastfeeding to work in the pandemic
    • Pumping breast milk for your baby 
    • Tongue and lip ties: new science challenges the status quo
    • Surgical correction of tongue-tie 
  • Articles
    • For parents
    • Research publications