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breastfeeding in public

Baby, breastfeeds and Christmas day

It’s your baby’s first Christmas. It’s exciting but also a bit overwhelming too as you try to plan the big day with family and friends. Hopefully, if you have a newborn, you haven’t put your hand up to host the day, but this means you will be a guest at somebody else’s house and this can present other sorts of stress: Breastfeeding in public:…
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Babies, breastfeeding and travel

Your baby is completely portable and so is his food source if you are breastfeeding. This can make travel with a little one much easier and safer than contending with potentially unsafe sources of infant food, formula and water.  It’s also much easier not to have to carry feeding equipment and premixed formula on top of the ‘basic’ baby gear. If…
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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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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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Big girls do breastfeed – body image and breastfeeding , one mum’s journey by Sarah Muller

My mum sent me an email today with a link to an ABC news article titled “Body Image concerns causing shorter breastfeeding periods for obese women”. My mother’s message read “This article is in the ABC this morning – thought it might be interesting for you to read. Keep up your very excellent work with Raylan. Love you heaps”. I read the article…
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Breasting out in public – Pia finds her groove

Breastfeeding in public was a no-brainer to me. My whole life I had lived and breathed women’s rights. I believed (and still do) that no one had the right to suggest that we should be confined to private spaces only while feeding our children.  I couldn’t believe that feeding in public was even a topic to be discussed. I hated the hypocrisy in our…
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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!