You know you are breastfeeding a toddler when….

  Nobody tells you ‘breast is best’ any more (even though it is!). Instead, you hear "are you STILL breastfeeding" or “you will be going to school to feed...

The Real Truth About Having a Baby – what they never...

Breastfeeding may not 'just happen' Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby but it often doesn't come naturally at first. It’s helpful to understand that just like...

Have You Started Learning About Breastfeeding?

My breastfeeding story begins with my independent midwife saying to me 'have you started learning about breastfeeding' and with me responding 'I thought it just happened naturally'. After...

Crying baby, sleepless nights – could your baby have reflux?

Your baby is irritable, grizzly, hates lying on his back, spits up or vomits often, has hiccups constantly and he is a nightmare to feed: he starts to...

Breastfeeding with confidence – Megan’s story

My pregnancy was anything but boring, only to be outshone by a dramatic labour and birth where my gorgeous baby girl had to be resuscitated and rushed off...

From breast-feeding to family foods – starting your baby on solids

Around the middle of your baby’s first year, that is at about six months, your baby will start showing signs that he is ready for family foods: he...

Breastfeeding with formula topups – without guilt or shame

Before I had a child, I assumed that motherhood would be instinctual, breastfeeding would come naturally and that it would be easy. I was wrong. My daughter was...

Busting the ‘booby traps’ of low breast-milk supply

The most common reason women say they give up breastfeeding is because they don’t think they have enough milk. Is it any wonder that a breastfeeding mother’s confidence...

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...

Breastfeeding and your diet – is it keeping your baby (and...

Sarah and Tim called me desperately. They were exhausted and it seemed that no matter what they did, they couldn’t settle George, their four week old baby. George was...

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Is Your Breastfed Baby Getting Enough Milk? A Lactation Consultant’s checklist.

If you feel anxious about how much milk your breastfed baby is getting, you aren't alone. One of the most commonly reported reasons for women stopping breastfeeding is...

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11 Amazing facts about breastmilk that you may not know

1) Your breast milk is LIVE (just like in the video above!) Just like human blood, breast milk is a living fluid containing a range of germ killing substances,...