About Meg Nagle

I breastfeed, write a blog, am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice...and then I breastfeed...again.

Conflicting breastfeeding advice…Who should I listen to?

2019-11-28T13:40:52+10:00November 28th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

There is one thing that happens sometimes during a breastfeeding consultation that makes me CRINGE inside. Yup! I'm making myself cringe! When does this happen? When I'm giving suggestions to a mother that is going DIRECTLY against advice she received from another Lactation Consultant or other health care professional. Because I know it's SO [...]

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Breastfeed, pump, top-up. Tips for “Triple feeding” and how to eventually stop.

2019-11-15T14:35:03+10:00November 15th, 2019|Breastmilk and Formula, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Low Supply and Relactation|

"Your baby is losing weight so you need to do the following: breastfeed, pump and then top your baby up with that pumped milk."   This is the most common advice women received when their baby is not gaining enough weight. It's called "triple feeding" ...sounds fun doesn't it?!     NOT. There are many challenges that [...]

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The loneliness of miscarriage…my husband’s perspective of loss.

2019-11-08T05:47:56+10:00November 8th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding, Miscarriage and Loss|

I came home this afternoon and my husband said to me, "I wrote something today. You can use it for your blog if you want." I took a double take. For the past 7 years of blogging there have been a total of 4 occasions where he has wanted to write something. And it's always [...]

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My baby breastfeeds to sleep…how will I ever be able to leave them?

2019-10-17T14:02:25+10:00October 17th, 2019|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Videos, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges|

"Will I ever be able to leave my baby?! I'm the only one who can put them to sleep!" I completely understand the anxiety surrounding this. Most of us in the early days can ignore the naysayers who tell us to, "stop creating bad habits" and we happily continue to breastfeed our babies to sleep. [...]

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How do I introduce a bottle to my breastfed baby? And do I have to just in case?

2019-08-02T12:44:06+10:00August 2nd, 2019|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Cup Feeding|

How do you introduce a bottle to a breastfed baby? And do you have to introduce on "just in case" they need it in the future? There are lots of different things you have to think about including if/or how frequently you'll be separated from your baby, your baby's age, and whether or not you [...]

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What’s the difference between gentle night-weaning and sleep training?

2019-11-16T17:01:58+10:00June 29th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges|

Most of us have heard the terms "sleep training" and "self-settling" however far less parents have heard the term, "gentle night-weaning". For those of you who would like an alternative to sleep training though, this is something you might want to hear about! ♥ Gentle night-weaning: Cutting out breastfeeds over-night when your child is developmentally [...]

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Kalina’s journey with recurrent mastitis, pain and tongue tie…

2019-06-04T20:14:40+10:00June 4th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding, Mastitis and plugged ducts, Tips to Settle Your Baby, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

When I met Kalina she was at the end of her rope. She had experienced mastitis while breastfeeding her now 8.5 month old, over and over again (a total of ELEVEN TIMES). Her baby continued to show signs of being unsettled while feeding and her breasts never felt drained or soft. She saw me as [...]

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Should I give my baby a pacifier?

2019-05-15T12:05:28+10:00May 15th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

Pacifiers, dummie, binky, paci...whatever you call it, the pacifier is one of the most controversial baby items. Some people say, "Never introduce one!" Others swear it's the best thing since sliced bread... I'd like to start by pointing out that pacifiers have been so well marketed, and so frequently used that it's an item we [...]

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4 Myths that can derail your breastfeeding journey!

2019-05-13T12:03:57+10:00February 28th, 2019|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Low Supply and Relactation, Sleep Challenges|

I recently had a consultation with someone who has received some very outdated and simply incorrect advice from her health care professionals. Unfortunately what she was told is not uncommon for women to hear and I felt as though it was time for some Milk Meg MYTH BUSTING!!...MYTH #1 Your baby should be able to [...]

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Milk Meg Video: How can I stop breastfeeding over-night?!

2019-06-21T13:56:24+10:00February 11th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

Do you have questions about gentle night-weaning without cry it out or sleep training? In previous blog posts, I have written about sleep including this topic of night-weaning! I have put a brief overview of my recommended approach to gentle night-weaning in this video. This is video #3 in my “Keep On [...]

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Milk Meg Video: Pumping! How to pump more breastmilk

2019-11-16T17:57:23+10:00February 4th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

Have questions about pumping? In previous blog posts I have written about all things pumping including POWER PUMPING and INCREASING SUPPLY! I have combined all of my pumping information into one little video which can be viewed here. This is video #2 in my "Keep On Boobin' With The Milk Meg" [...]

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Milk Meg Video: Breastfeeding Toddlers…Why even do it?! And is it normal?

2019-02-01T13:48:14+10:00February 1st, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

I'm so excited to announce my FIRST video that is apart of my new series: "Keep On Boobin' With The Milk Meg"!! Woohoo! My first topic is, "Breastfeeding Toddlers". Check it out here and please click the thumbs up button if you enjoy it. ♥ And click here if you'd like to subscribe to my [...]

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The photo that was banned from my Facebook page…

2018-12-14T09:05:37+10:00December 13th, 2018|Creative Breastfeeding|

I have a bit of a history of photos being banned from my Milk Meg Facebook page. Remember back in the day when Facebook banned EVERY SINGLE PHOTO that included a breast? Even ones that happened to have a child latched onto it?! Well thankfully those days are over as they have officially changed their [...]

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You can be a feminist and still acknowledge that breast is “best”…

2019-02-01T12:05:13+10:00December 4th, 2018|Creative Breastfeeding|

We've all heard the term, "fed is best" yes? That in order to be feminist and/or support infant feeding "choices" we also have to ignore that actually WHAT we are feeding our babies does in fact matter. Because we have to be able to head right back out into the work force and women need [...]

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When frequent night-waking is not normal. Breastfeeding a baby with sleep apnoea…

2019-06-24T17:08:35+10:00November 6th, 2018|Sleep Challenges|

I am constantly going on about how frequent night-waking (especially for breastfed children) is normal. The biocultural and biological norm. However I do also talk about how there are many different reasons that a baby's night-waking could be deemed "abnormal". Regardless of what is happening culturally around the child or what human babies do naturally, [...]

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Your child is not “protesting”…they are crying. The language sleep trainers use and the damage it causes.

2019-05-10T14:09:45+10:00July 14th, 2018|Attachment Parenting, Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges|

(*Not ALL sleep consultants use this language. If you help parents with sleep and you don't use this language or leave babies to cry then that's great!) If you live in a developed nation and are currently raising children then you are well aware of the obsession we have with [...]

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How can I make my breastmilk rich and nutritious?

2019-02-01T12:09:53+10:00June 19th, 2018|Creative Breastfeeding|

I just read an article and let me tell you, I had to actually take some time to stop myself from screaming at the computer. This article claimed that they had all of the steps you need to take to make the "best recipe" for breastmilk. This is not only completely misleading, it's in my [...]

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The Milk Meg’s Guide on healing and preventing mastitis

2019-06-10T10:30:11+10:00April 14th, 2018|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Mastitis and plugged ducts|

I have had mastitis twice and each time I felt like I was dying. I was breastfeeding my third little boy (Mini The Milk) for over two years before I got my first bout of it. At that point I had breastfed for a total collective of 8 years [...]

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An open letter to mothers breastfeeding beyond babyhood…I support you.

2019-06-21T10:10:18+10:00February 15th, 2018|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers, Creative Breastfeeding|

I see you sitting there alone, with your three year old. He is learning other ways to soothe himself now and he gets distracted when you are out and about...but always asks for a breastfeed still when he is tired and needs a nap. I see you hesitate when people ask you, "Oh, you are [...]

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