Supporting a Friend with Postnatal Depression or Anxiety

Imogen says, “I have a close friend with postnatal depression. Her new baby is only 7 weeks old and she has a toddler too. I want to help but she doesn’t seem to want any contact, she keeps pushing me away. I know she doesn’t have any family support, how can I help her? Postnatal depression is a debilitating illness that devastates families and…
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Birth. Bounce Back. Ready, Set, Go!

“Tell me there is no one way to ‘do’ newborns. Tell me you just have to figure out what they need. Tell me they aren’t scary.” Emily has just had her third baby two weeks ago and she is overwhelmed. Her baby is overwrought with Emily’s over supply of breast milk so the adage, ‘if in doubt, flop them out (your boobs, that is),’ that worked…
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Fifteen things NEVER to say to a breastfeeding mother

When you have a baby, it seems every man and his grandmother have an opinion – and they will share it willingly. How you feed your baby is a hot trigger for unwanted comments from random strangers so maybe you can print this out and share as your own personal FAQ when they offer their unsolicited two cents worth. 1) So, how long are you going to…
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Breastfeeding your baby to sleep?

Among  all the rules about baby sleep, you are certain to hear advice to never, ever allow your baby to fall asleep on the breast! Although you may like to use other sleep cues as well as breastfeeding, advice that letting your baby fall asleep on the breast will create bad habits or that he will never learn to ‘self settle’  is unrealistic and…
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How do I give a bottle to my breastfed baby?

I am often asked, how do I get my breastfed baby to take a bottle? The baby may be refusing to accept a bottle and, especially if the mum is returning to work and can’t go to the baby during the day to breastfeed, this can be very stressful. Sometimes a mother has been advised to supplement feedings at the breast because baby isn’t thriving so…
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Pinky McKay's Breastfeeding Simply eBook

‘Breastfeeding Simply – How to make breastfeeding easy, enjoyable and successful’ by Pinky McKay, IBCLC Lactation Consultant (that’s the gold standard for breastfeeding professionals), is a complete, easy to follow road map that reveals how you can produce nature’s own amazing wonder food for your baby – simply, easily, successfully – RIGHT NOW!