Breast is best for mum and baby

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) It’s World Breastfeeding Week! Let’s celebrate by learning some interesting benefits to mum and baby. Evidence shows breast milk is the best nutrition a mother can offer their baby. For babies which can be breastfed, there are numerous health benefits, both physiological and mental. Benefits to Mum:Continue reading “Breast is best for mum and baby”

“Tofli, Jasadi”: My Child, My Body

Infant Feeding beliefs and practices of Arabic mothers in Australia By Amanda Rehayem UTS:Midwifery students Rachel, Judy and Amanda (Source: Anna Zhu) The theme of World Breastfeeding Week in 2016 focuses on how breastfeeding encourages us to think about how to value our well-being from the start of life, how to respect each other and careContinue reading ““Tofli, Jasadi”: My Child, My Body”

Tips from a Midwife: top reasons to breastfeed

By Rosemarie Hogan Director of Midwifery Studies and Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Midwifery at UTS When it comes to food, the science is clear – there’s nothing better than breast milk for your baby. The benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. Photo: David Leo Veksler on Flickr 1. Breastmilk provides all the foodContinue reading “Tips from a Midwife: top reasons to breastfeed”