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breastfeeding baby

Someone to mother you

When I arrived at ‘Melanie's' house (not her real name), she and two week old baby Liam were crying. Melanie was exhausted and stressed about her low milk supply. She had been up three hourly during the night to feed then settle Liam so she could express around the clock. Since 6am she and her partner had been taking turns walking the floor with…
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Breastfeeding – your letdown reflex and why it matters

“When I’m breastfeeding, I get a weird tightness and sore tingly feeling like really strong pins and needles in my boobs – tell me they aren’t going to drop off.” Oh dear, I realized that although my daughter had been around while I breastfed her younger siblings and had been immersed in breastfeeding ‘talk’ since she was a small child (I am a…
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Worst Breastfeeding Advice – Ever!

One of the most common reasons for breastfeeding problems is unhelpful advice. We have asked real mums, ‘what was the worst breastfeeding advice you have been told? ‘ Here is what they said – and why this is bad advice: 1)“My baby was only 4 hours old and I was told, ‘you don't have much there as it is, so don't make him work harder for it!’…
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Please can we stop shaming breastfeeding mothers?

Sarah was out for lunch with friends and family and her three month old baby. She says, “my baby was tired from being awake too early, she was hungry and wanted a feed. I zipped down my shirt and was looking at latching her on. One of my family members offered to help, asking if I wanted my scarf. As I tried pulling up my scarf, my baby became more…
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Every breastfeed is a success

"I popped into the doctors’ to have my toddlers cough checked," says Kate, mother of a just turned two year old. "I mentioned to the GP that I was still breastfeeding and was completely speechless when she told me, "you know there is no goodness in your milk after three months." On the other hand, there are mothers like Emma who are completely…
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How Boobie Bikkies helped Rebecca boost her milk supply

I have been lucky enough to feed my baby successfully from when he was born to now (nearly 15months) and our success continues. I attribute much of this success and my breastfeeding confidence to you Pinky. Before he was born, I read and consumed your E-book “Breastfeeding Simply” and I read many of your articles from the time he was born that you…
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Beating Arsenic Hour

It's 5pm and everything is melting down - your baby has his cranky pants on and you are tired, dizzy and hungry, but you don't even have a spare hand to make a sandwich, let alone prepare dinner. You feel anxious and stressed because you know it's all downhill from here. If it's any consolation (although probably not!), this scenario is so common…
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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!