Breastmilk composition: a guide to the nutrients in breastmilk

Breastmilk composition: a guide to the nutrients in breastmilk

Breast milk is not just food; it is complex and uniquely designed to cater to your baby's growth and developmental needs. Rich in nutrients, protective antibodies, and growth factors, breast milk a...
How to handle reverse cycling in breastfeeding: expert tips and advice
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How to handle reverse cycling in breastfeeding: expert tips and advice

Most mums struggle with the reality of the impending arrival of their new baby. First time mums often feel nervous about the road ahead and for mums with a child at home, every new baby is a comple...
Breastmilk donation - Celebrating human milk donation day
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Breastmilk donation - Celebrating human milk donation day

Breastmilk is the optimal start for any baby, (World Health Organisation). However, for some mums, it can take time for their milk supply to be established, especially for those whose bubs are born...
Breastfeeding in public - the practical tips you need to know
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Breastfeeding in public - the practical tips you need to know

Breastfeeding in public remains a topic ripe with mixed feelings and attitudes. Many new mothers find themselves navigating a mix of emotions from personal discomfort and societal judgment. However...
Nipple thrush in breastfeeding: A guide for new parents
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Nipple thrush in breastfeeding: A guide for new parents

Breastfeeding is an intimate and nurturing experience between mother and baby, but it can sometimes be marred by unexpected challenges such as thrush. This fungal infection, predominantly caused by...
Tips to help you navigate breastfeeding a distracted baby with ease
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Tips to help you navigate breastfeeding a distracted baby with ease

Many babies around 4 to 7 months of age can suddenly become easily distracted when feeding. At this age, your little one is more aware of their environment, you may notice them becoming easily dist...
Preparing for your next pregnancy: Expert advice from a women's health physio
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Preparing for your next pregnancy: Expert advice from a women's health physio

As you contemplate the journey towards a second or subsequent pregnancy, it's natural to have questions about the best approach for your body and your family. Kelly, a renowned physiotherapist, sha...
Breastfeeding during pregnancy
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Breastfeeding during pregnancy

Is it really OK to continue breastfeeding during pregnancy?  Embarking on the journey of pregnancy while breastfeeding can bring up a myriad of questions and concerns. This blog post is dedicated...
Top tips to getting a pain free latch in breastfeeding
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Top tips to getting a pain free latch in breastfeeding

The first time you hold your newborn for a breastfeed can be a mix of emotions. Their delicate size, combined with the responsibility of positioning them correctly for feeding, can feel overwhelmin...
Further Federal Government Funding for Lactamo Announced
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Further Federal Government Funding for Lactamo Announced

Further Federal Government Funding for Lactamo from the Boosting Female Founders Initiative announced.
Forbes spotlights Lactamo: a "revolutionary" company "redefining the support system" for breastfeeding
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Forbes spotlights Lactamo: a "revolutionary" company "redefining the support system" for breastfeeding

Forbes has spotlighted Lactamo as one of 4 "revolutionary companies" redefining the support system for breastfeeding with femtech innovation.
Alcohol and breastfeeding: What you need to know
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Alcohol and breastfeeding: What you need to know

Understanding how lifestyle choices, like consuming alcohol, can affect your baby can be confusing. Many breastfeeding mothers wonder if it's safe to have a drink and how it might impact their brea...
Breastfeeding after a caesarean: Setting yourself up for success
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Breastfeeding after a caesarean: Setting yourself up for success

  Embarking on your breastfeeding journey immediately after a caesarean section (C-section) can be daunting, but with the right information and support, you can help set yourself up for success.   ...
Storing breastmilk safely
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Storing breastmilk safely

With the myriad of guidelines and recommendations available, knowing how to store breastmilk safely can be confusing, and it's one of the most common concerns for new mothers.  We spoke with Courtn...
Understanding cluster feeding: Essential insights for breastfeeding success
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Understanding cluster feeding: Essential insights for breastfeeding success

Many new parents often want to understand how they can identify and manage newborn cluster feeding. Cluster feeding is normal baby behaviour and it doesn’t necessarily mean there is anything wrong ...
Your Ultimate Guide to Finding the Right Breastfeeding Position
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Your Ultimate Guide to Finding the Right Breastfeeding Position

Breastfeeding is a wonderful and organic experience, however, it can present its unique challenges, particularly for first-time mothers. With an abundance of advice and tips available online, it's ...
Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024: State Finalist
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Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024: State Finalist

We are delighted that Lactamo has been named today as a finalist in one of Australia’s most prestigious business awards programs, the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024. Out of 22,420 nominations...
Lactamo's Founder: Co-Chair of Inclusion at the G20 (Startup20)
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Lactamo's Founder: Co-Chair of Inclusion at the G20 (Startup20)

Lactamo’s Founder, Etta, recently attended the G20 Summit (Startup20) as the 2023 Global Co-Chair of Inclusion. Smart Company published an article drawing on the Taskforce, with a focus on support ...
Maintaining your milk supply when returning to work
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Maintaining your milk supply when returning to work

Transitioning back to work after maternity leave marks a significant new chapter in a mother's life. It's a period of adaptation and change, and for breastfeeding mothers, it often brings concerns ...
Anna Lahey: Fostering inclusivity and empowering women in the workforce
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Anna Lahey: Fostering inclusivity and empowering women in the workforce

Anna Lahey, a successful entrepreneur and a dedicated mother of four, wears multiple hats. As the dynamic founder of the global beauty brand Vida Glow, Anna's journey from the company's inception i...
World Breastfeeding Week 2023: Unveiling the realities of breastfeeding for working parents with the Lactamo Annual Survey
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World Breastfeeding Week 2023: Unveiling the realities of breastfeeding for working parents with the Lactamo Annual Survey

As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2023, we at Lactamo have conducted our annual breastfeeding survey, aligned to this year’s official theme of “Enabling Breastfeeding: making a difference fo...
Overcoming Nipple Pain: A Guide for a Comfortable Breastfeeding Experience
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Overcoming Nipple Pain: A Guide for a Comfortable Breastfeeding Experience

Discover effective remedies and expert tips for nipple pain during breastfeeding Learn why breastfeeding may cause discomfort, when it's normal, and when to seek help. Learn how to find relief and ...
“When my baby stopped taking the bottle, I donated my milk to help other families on their breastfeeding journey”
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“When my baby stopped taking the bottle, I donated my milk to help other families on their breastfeeding journey”

Fitness and wellness guru, Lauren Vickers, found an incredible way to turn a breastfeeding challenge into a win when at eight months old her son Maverick decided the bottle just wasn’t for him. ...
Navigating Baby's First Teeth and Breastfeeding with Expert Advice
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Navigating Baby's First Teeth and Breastfeeding with Expert Advice

Learn how to navigate your baby's first teeth with Susie Prout. Discover when babies start teething and what to do if your baby bites while breastfeeding. 
What To Pack in Your Hospital Bag For You and Baby
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What To Pack in Your Hospital Bag For You and Baby

"Choosing what to pack in your hospital bag for birth and baby can be exciting. Don’t forget any of the essentials with Lactamo’s hospital bag checklist.” 
Celebrating World IP Day 2023
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Celebrating World IP Day 2023

In celebration of World IP Day 2023, and this years' theme of "Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity", FB Rice interviewed Etta Watts-Russell, Founder of Lactamo who is helping new m...
Understanding Oxytocin: The Love Hormone and its Role in Breastfeeding
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Understanding Oxytocin: The Love Hormone and its Role in Breastfeeding

Oxytocin is a hormone often referred to as the “love hormone” because of its role in promoting feelings of trust and attachment. Oxytocin is produced in the hypothalamus, a region of the brain, and...
My breastfeeding journey: “Brands should give women what they need to feel good about parenting and breastfeeding.”
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My breastfeeding journey: “Brands should give women what they need to feel good about parenting and breastfeeding.”

Co-founder of The Memo, a feel-good parenting destination helping to make big decisions easy, Phoebe Simmonds is calling on brands and businesses to start listening to new mums to make their breast...
Lactamo’s Founder invited to be an International Delegate at the G20
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Lactamo’s Founder invited to be an International Delegate at the G20

Following an invitation to be an International Delegate representing Australia at the G20 this year, Lactamo’s Founder, Etta Watts-Russell recently travelled to Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai.Startup2...
Lactamo receives Federal Government Funding
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Lactamo receives Federal Government Funding

Lactamo is incredibly grateful to be selected as one of 37 companies receiving a grant from the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources through AusIndustry’s Entrepreneu...
Blocked Milk Ducts or Mastitis: How to tell the difference
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Blocked Milk Ducts or Mastitis: How to tell the difference

Choosing to breastfeed is just the first step on an incredible journey of new learnings and discoveries for you and your baby.   Along the way, new mamas may come up against some big challenges.   ...
My breastfeeding journey: “I pumped every three hours for weeks and took the milk to the hospital.”
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My breastfeeding journey: “I pumped every three hours for weeks and took the milk to the hospital.”

Mum of two, Emma Skea, could never have predicted what her breastfeeding journey would look like when at just 33 weeks pregnant, she went into labour.    “Waking up in the middle of the night I re...
Blocked Milk Ducts: Everything you Need to Know When Breastfeeding
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Blocked Milk Ducts: Everything you Need to Know When Breastfeeding

Blocked milk ducts (also known as plugged or clogged milk ducts) are one of the more common issues for breastfeeding mamas. If you’ve experienced a blocked duct you're certainly not alone – around ...
My breastfeeding journey: “I took my baby’s refusal of the breast as a rejection of me personally.”
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My breastfeeding journey: “I took my baby’s refusal of the breast as a rejection of me personally.”

GP and International Board-Certified lactation consultant Eliza Hannam is a busy mum of three children. Here she shares her breastfeeding journey, and the one piece of advice she wished she could h...
Breast Anatomy: How Breastfeeding Actually Works
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Breast Anatomy: How Breastfeeding Actually Works

Understanding breast anatomy when you’re trying to breastfeed might help explain some of the changes and challenges many new mamas experience and help overcome some of the more common breastfeeding...
My breastfeeding journey: “I felt like a failure, and there was no solution – so I created one.”
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My breastfeeding journey: “I felt like a failure, and there was no solution – so I created one.”

Founder of Lactamo, lawyer, and mum of four, Etta Watts-Russell, shares her story.  I had my first baby, Emilia in 2011. In my heart I knew I would be able to breastfeed, that it would naturally j...
Breastfeeding can be hard! A note from Lactamo Founder, Etta

Breastfeeding can be hard! A note from Lactamo Founder, Etta

We're thrilled to announce the launch of The Circle, Lactamo’s blog and content platform. Soon, it’ll be home to a library of free educational articles crafted by the Lactamo team and our network o...
Newborn’s reflexes for better breastfeeding

How to read your newborn’s reflexes for better breastfeeding

Your newborn baby might not be able to speak, but that doesn’t mean they’re not communicating with you. Babies have a whole range of newborn reflexes and cues that give us an insight into what they...
What Every Mama Needs to Know About Postpartum
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What Every Mama Needs to Know About Postpartum

Scrolling through social media, it’s easy to think that the postpartum period is purely a serene bonding time with your new baby. But while this is one part of it, there’s also a lot more going on ...
How to collect colostrum
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How to Prepare for Breastfeeding with Antenatal Hand Expressing

Breastfeeding begins after your baby is born, right? Actually, there are ways you can get ready while you’re still pregnant. More and more mamas are preparing for breastfeeding with antenatal hand ...
Exclusive Pumping - Breastfeeding
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Exclusive Pumping – The What, Why and How

Pumping, expressing – whatever you call it, many mamas do it over the course of their breastfeeding journey. But some mamas become exclusive pumpers. Exclusive pumper and CLC in training Dani Barne...
Managing Breast Milk Oversupply
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Managing Breast Milk Oversupply

Painful, engorged breasts and an unhappy baby – do I have a breast milk oversupply? An overabundant milk supply can be uncomfortable and distressing. Midwife, nurse, and lactation consultant Kate V...
The Golden Hour after birth
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The Golden Hour after birth: What and Why It's Important?

After a lifetime of dreaming about this moment, your precious baby is finally here. Welcome to the golden hour, the hallowed first 60 minutes after birth. Clinical midwifery specialist Lauren Brent...
Pinky McKay: Surrender is Not a Dirty Word
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Pinky McKay: Surrender is Not a Dirty Word

Having a baby can turn your world upside down, and advice (whether you’re looking for it or not) is everywhere. So how do you work out which parenting path to take? One of Australia’s best-known br...
Do I have enough milk?
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Help – I think I have low milk supply!

If you’ve ever worried that your baby isn’t getting enough breast milk, you’re not alone. Concern about low milk supply is common among breastfeeding mamas. Nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant...
Preparing for labour and breastfeeding with hypnobirthing
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Preparing for labour and breastfeeding with hypnobirthing

The prospect of giving birth can be daunting for any mama. Proactively preparing for labour can help alleviate these feelings, and one method that’s growing in popularity is hypnobirthing. We chat ...
Mastitis causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention
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Mastitis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

One of the most common breastfeeding problems is an illness called mastitis. It seems to come out of nowhere and can leave you feeling simply awful. The good news is it’s very treatable. We chatted...
The Today Show Features Lactamo for World Breastfeeding Week

The Today Show Features Lactamo for World Breastfeeding Week

Lactamo’s Founder, Etta Watts-Russell joined The Today Show hosts @AllisonLangdon and David Campbell this morning for a World Breastfeeding Week special feature, together with Lactation Consultant,...