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When Californian new mom Cassandra stayed up all night editing over 400 breastfeeding photo's, she had no idea of the viral trend she would wake up to the next day.
Over half a million women have flooded the internet with their #treeoflife breastfeeding photographs, in a grassroots movement that started with real people working to normalize what's normal.
Women have taken to social media in a viral campaign to normalize breastfeeding, posting beautifully edited images of themselves nursing.
The colourful trend is dominating the #normalizebreastfeeding hashtag, and bringing together a community of women in solidarity.
...more than half of the 950 mothers who had delivered in a private hospital were given formula milk. Some of these mothers were unaware of the dangers and had no knowledge of the policies in place.
Top violators included popular brands such as Nestle and Heinz - who have violated provisions on more than one occasion and still continue to mislead mothers through various delusive tactics.
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This amazingly nutritious sticky fluid is full of carbohydrates, proteins and antibodies. It's super easy to digest, and designed to have high impact at low volumes - perfect for tiny newborn bellies that can hold only 5-7ml.
If your breasts are leaking it's probably a good sign. You're making plenty of milk, and your body and baby are trying to sync up their magical 'supply and demand' agreement for the long term.
Tongue-tie occurs in about 5% of babies, and is more common for males than females. If you think your baby isn't latching properly, if it hurts to feed, or if you baby doesn't seem to be extracting much milk this is definitely something worth exploring.
Once you've got breastfeeding under control, and you feel confident and pain-free in a traditional hold, we recommend trying out some different positions.
When your baby is born, the elation is pure ecstasy. Ideally, the first feed happens immediately after birth and your baby is usually pretty good at sucking already. But if they aren't attached right, you could be in for months of healing.