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Expert Roundup – The Benefits of Using Breast Pumps

Expert Roundup – The Benefits of Using Breast Pumps

Mums are using breast pumps at home than ever before and the benefits are clear to see. In fact, we have seen a considerable increase in breastfeeding during lockdown especially, with the number of mothers breastfeeding their baby nearly doubling in Ireland. Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mother and baby, and it can be made more efficient and less time-consuming by using a breast pump. To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, we asked Mums, midwives, and...
A Guide to Breastfeeding With Diabetes

A Guide to Breastfeeding With Diabetes

Breastfeeding has a powerful effect on maternal metabolism, reducing energy expenditure while using up to 500 calories every day. You might imagine that those changes would bring their own insulin-related chaos, but the body is a skilled adapter that has evolved to care of you and your baby. Breastfeeding reduces the impact of your hormone imbalance and helps young mothers to lose that post-birth weight, so your diabetes should be a little easier to manage....