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Breastfeeding toddler

6 Myths About Breastfeeding Toddlers

As he pulled on his little ‘working boots’ my three year old gazed up and told me very matter of factly, “Mummy, when I get scared, booby makes me feel brave.” When I breastfed our first two babies, I wasn’t aware of the nutritional or immunological benefits of breastfeeding older babies or toddlers (no, there is no ‘best before’ stamp on mama…
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From Baby to Toddler – Boosting your growing baby’s immunity

Your little bubba is growing up. They’re starting to walk and they’ve got a few words. They’re turning into a real little person. At the same time, their digestive system is maturing and their immunity is working hard to protect them from viruses, bacteria, parasites and other bugs. If they’re still at home with you, it’s easier to protect them.…
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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 him at lunchtime.” (Tell them, ‘only if I am on canteen duty’) The positioning mantra ‘chest to chest and chin to breast’ no longer applies – now it’s ‘gymnurstics’ with their feet in…
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Breastfeeding, a baby led journey

I love to research, so when I became pregnant, breastfeeding was one of many exciting new topics of discovery. I joined the Australian Breastfeeding Association and raided the local library for books and back issues of Essence magazine. I became an expert, in theory, on the art and science of breastfeeding. Then my daughter was born. I’m…
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Breastfeeding a high needs baby- Maria’s story

The way I thought my breastfeeding (and parenting) journey would go and how it actually has turned out so far are two very different things.  I still remember seeing someone breastfeeding their almost 2 year old son before I was even pregnant, and thinking how lazy she was for not packing him a proper snack.  Yes, I would breastfeed, but a walking…
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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!