Milky Chic Blog — Breastfeeding

Shani Davis
SHOULD I #DROPTHECOVER ?

SHOULD I #DROPTHECOVER ?

Nothing feels as stirringly rewarding and agonizingly frustrating as motherhood. I would be lying if I said I haven’t experienced feelings of elation and irritation in equal measures too. Really, nothing prepares you for a baby or for that matter, the ordeals that come with breastfeeding them. I had my feelings of delight when I first began breastfeeding too and went on to post a couple of pictures on social media of me breastfeeding with a cover. Almost instantly, I got a lot of negative comments about how this goes against the grain of “normalizing breastfeeding”. Even one of my...

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Shani Davis
Establishing milk supply in your baby's first weeks

Establishing milk supply in your baby's first weeks

Hearing “Prepare and freeze as many meals as you can, ahead of the baby being born” at one of our ante-natal classes, must have sparked off some primeval ‘hunter-gather’ instinct in my husband. He took it to an extreme, organising us into a few marathon cooking and freezing sessions and we ended up with around 50 meal portions, lasting us months! It’s hilarious, and makes me giggle every time I remember back to our freezer at that time – stuff full of silver foil containers of all our food. This was his way to prepare for our little arrival in...

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Shani Davis
7 Different Positions for Breastfeeding Your Baby

7 Different Positions for Breastfeeding Your Baby

We often think that breastfeeding is instinctive. However, when we try it for the first time we don't know how to do it. Also, the baby doesn't seem to know how to hook either, so we panicked. Where was our instinct?! Breastfeeding is something that you learn, just like motherhood! Don't feel bad if you have difficulties at first. We've all been there once. With time you will see that it is something wonderful and necessary for both you and your child. Here are 7 comfortable positions to help you feed your baby, newborn or older. Traditional cradle Place your...

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Shani Davis
6 Myths about breastfeeding

6 Myths about breastfeeding

A lot of new moms are often overwhelmed with lots of advice and suggestions about breastfeeding. Of course, not all of these opinions are correct. There are some myths and facts of breastfeeding that every mom and soon-to-be moms should KNOW 1. Women with Smaller Breasts Do Not Produce Enough Milk Bigger does not mean better! The breast size does not affect the amount of milk produced. The tissues that are responsible for milk production develop in response to your pregnancy. These tissues are responsible for milk production and not the fatty tissue in the breast. More so, milk production...

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