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Medicines and breastfeeding

While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Learn out more about medicines and breastfeeding here.

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Breastfeeding your baby

Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition your baby needs during their first 6 months of life. Find out all you need to know about breastfeeding.

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Nipple vasospasm and breastfeeding

Nipple vasospasm affects the flow of milk from the nipple and can be painful when breastfeeding. Learn about its causes and treatment.

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Breastfeeding after breast surgery

Discover how breast surgery may impact breastfeeding, including implants, mastectomy and augmentation. Learn about how a lactation consultant can help.

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Religious fasting – pregnancy and breastfeeding

Religions that include fasting all have rules to ensure safe fasting during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Learn more about religious fasting.

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Eczema during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Eczema is the most common skin condition in pregnancy, it can also occur when breastfeeding. Find out more about symptoms and treatment of eczema.

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Insomnia in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Read more to learn about causes, symptoms and how to improve your sleep.

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Diet and medication while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mothers don't need a special diet. But small amounts of what you eat can enter your breast milk, so knowing what's safe is important.

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A partner’s guide to breastfeeding

Learn what you need to know about breastfeeding and how you can support your partner. Also read up on activities to help you bond with your baby.

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Herbal teas during pregnancy and breastfeeding

During pregnancy or while breastfeeding, it’s important to speak to your doctor or midwife first about the safety and benefits of drinking herbal tea.

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