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Mums are aware of the changes in their breast milk across the day. Breast milk is produced in greater volumes in the morning, and looks thicker and creamier at the end of the day.   what is melatonin In adults, melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin, tryptophan and other chemicals, increase from about sunset – a few hours before sleep – and reach...

The Good, The Bad, and The (aaaah) So Yummy   This is my lovely Mum enjoying her coffee. I talk to people about the effects of caffeine on the bladder and bowel –some effects are helpful, some are not.   I am asked about other effects of caffeine. I have completed a search of the pubmed/medline, and read major institutional health websites, both government and non-government, from around the...

Are you busting to get to the loo? Have you had the feeling that you just might wet yourself if you don't get there in time? Do you know where all the toilets are in your local area, your work place, exercise park and gym? Do you go to the loo before you leave the house; just-in-case?   National Continence week continues.  This may be of benefit to you or someone...

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the premier body  for information, education and awareness. The organisation provides information for the general public and for health professionals across the country. In 2017, Continence Week Awareness campaign concentrates on urinary incontinence related to the best medicine of all: laughter.   Read on Have you ever lost urine because you have laughed?  It is the same mechanism as when losing urine with coughing...

by Annette Beauchamp The abdomen is a cylinder of muscle.   The transverse abdominis muscles (the horizontal core fibres) originate at the spine and travel around to insert into the rectus muscles.  The rectus muscles attach to one another at the linea alba in front.  This is a thin layer of tendon. Abdominal separation is a usual consequence of having a baby. The abdomen expands to accommodate the growing baby...

Mastitis can be distressing. Any one who has experienced it can tell you without a doubt that they felt very unwell. Mastitis is related to breastfeeding. You may feel pain or discomfort. You may notice a dense area in the breast with or without smaller lumps. The area may be pink to red and warm to hot. There can be a reduction in breast milk volume....

By Annette Beauchamp What’s aching? Neck, upper back, ribs, chest, shoulders, coccyx, lower back? Some mums spend 8 hours a day feeding – often sitting poorly. Sit Up and Read! I see Mums with aches related to feeding posture. Sitting posture: Aim for full back support that lets you sit tall. Choose a chair with a tall back preferably up to the top of your back.  Alternatively, place the chair against the...