Entries by Amanda Bude

Feeding With Nipple Shields

Nipple Shields can be a breastfeeding and nipple life saver! They are used in a difficult breastfeeding/latching situation. They are used commonly used with premature infants, with flat or inverted nipples, for infant anatomical variations (like a high palate), sore nipples or weaning back to the breast with bottle use. Generally nipples shields are reached […]


Unfortunately Mastitis is common in breastfeeding woman- and no mumma to be wants to know that. But being aware of what it is, what causes it and how to treat it promptly is important in decreasing its severity and early cessation of your breastfeeding journey. So what is Mastitis?  It is an inflammation of the […]

What is Breast Feeding Aversion or Agitation (BAA)?

BAA or ‘aversion’ is a phenomenon that some breastfeeding mothers experience, which includes having particular negative feelings, often coupled with intrusive thoughts when an infant is latched and suckling at the breast (Yate, 2017). It is actually a phenomenon! It is when the feeding parent is latched on and feeding and experiences negative physical and […]

Is HypnoBirthing For Me?

Despite being a midwife, when I was pregnant I wanted a childbirth program that would give me and my birth team (hubby, other midwives and yes my ob) the practical information, education and tools that meant the birth of our baby would be as calm as possible, and a positive birth experience. I wanted to […]

Does my baby have a tongue tie?

What is a Tongue Tie or Ankyloglossia? Click here for Queensland Health’s Information Fact sheet. If you suspect your baby might have a tongue-tie or a provider you have seen suggests a diagnosis, you and your baby deserve actionable, realistic guidance & support that will help you discover, action and prepare for treatment and recovery. […]

What are the 3 most common breastfeeding problems?

Many new breastfeeding families are faced with common breastfeeding problems. It is really important to touch base with a IBCLC to ask for help as soon as possible to prevent a bigger issue from occurring. In IBCLC world we know that as long as the issue has been about is as long as it takes […]

Nipple Shield Sizing- how to get the best fit

Did you know that the wrong pump flange size or nipple shield size can lesson or even decrease the amount of milk you pump or transfer? It is so important to get the correct fit so that you are comfortable and you maximise each pumping or feeding session. Most pumps come with a 24mm and […]

Tongue Ties in baby’s- YES they do exist! (and upper lip ties)

Tongue Ties are a whole body systemic dysfunction and need a team approach “Dream Team” support for you and your baby. In searching for a optimal outcome families of tongue tie baby’s often navigate between many different providers/medical professionals/social media platforms in the effort to find answers to the symptoms that they are experiencing. Many […]

Online Breast Feeding Consultation

Virtual Lactation Consultations are a great way to access expert breastfeeding support if you have limited access to a face to face visit. They can assist in providing immediate assistance, care and support with your breastfeeding journey. This is a 60-75 min online breastfeeding consultation for you and your baby. It also includes follow up […]

When should I contact a IBCLC Lactation Consultant?

Its EASY!  ANYTIME you are unsure about your breastfeeding journey! There is no right, nor wrong, just about you and your baby. So many families whether first time parents or experienced parents receive SO much conflicting advice and/or discouraging advice on feeding their baby. What they are really after is expert up- to- date information […]