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Breastfeeding

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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When breastfeeding sucks

You have seen all the beautiful photos of mums and babies gazing into each others’ eyes as the babies fill up on milk and love, the ‘brelfies’ of proud mamas enjoying this precious relationship with their little ones and the celebrity mothers glamorously multi –tasking or being pampered (think, makeup artist, hairdresser) with a baby on the breast…
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Is breast best even when your own diet is crap?

A mother asks, “I am currently breastfeeding my 4th baby. She is 6 weeks. I have two toddlers also and I am so run off my feet I barely have time to eat. When I do, it's what I can grab that is fast and easy so as you can imagine it’s pretty void of nutrients. I’m really struggling to get healthy meals in, I’m lacking motivation and time. I saw…
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Breastfeeding and Work – Making it work

The World breastfeeding Week theme this year is ' Breastfeeding and Work. Let's Make it Work.’ The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is calling for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. WABA states, “whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, she needs to feel…
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Tongue tie – is it causing feeding problems?

Sarah was desperate. Her three week old baby Tom was unsettled, squirming at the breast and because he wasn’t sucking well, she had been topping him up with formula so her milk supply was rapidly diminishing. She had seen a paediatrician who told her Tom had 'behavioural problems' and she was feeding him too often. Her baby health nurse had told…
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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!