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breastfeeding mother

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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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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The Slippery Slope of Mummy Self Doubt

“I feel like such a failure.” I hear this every single day from mothers. The saddest thing is that every time I hear these words, the mother is doing a wonderful job: she is intelligent and responsive with a beautiful connection to her baby. Her baby is proof that she can’t be a failure – alert, animated and engaging. So why is her confidence so…
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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 can be shattered when almost any variation in her baby’s behavior (read, sleep or feeding patterns) will be explained by unhelpful advice such as, “are you sure you have enough…
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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!