About Meg Nagle

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

Will introducing a bottle ruin my chances of breastfeeding?

2019-12-03T11:21:05+10:00January 4th, 2018|Creative Breastfeeding, Cup Feeding, Low Supply and Relactation|

Are you destined for breastfeeding failure if your baby has a bottle?...The short answer to this question is "NO". However bottle preference is a REAL possibility and many babies unfortunately do start to show signs of breast refusal. This article will answer why this is and how to prevent it. Nipple confusion. [...]

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How to be a new breastfeeding mother without losing your shit…

2019-02-01T12:15:06+10:00December 19th, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Often times we feel overwhelmed because we don't know what to expect! We are told 5,694 different ways to do things as a mother and then we're given unrealistic expectations of what babies do. So here IS what to expect with your new breastfed baby... Spend the first few weeks (the first month preferably) just hanging [...]

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Why can’t she make enough breastmilk for her baby?

2019-06-06T10:01:18+10:00November 1st, 2017|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

This post is something I have been thinking about for a long time and feel as though it's time for a discussion about low milk supply as it is desperately needed and long overdue. There are a few things that I repeatedly see written in comments on Facebook...including my own page (unfortunately). These include: "You [...]

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How breastfeeding saved me from post partum depression…

2019-02-01T12:16:02+10:00October 19th, 2017|Common Breastfeeding Challenges|

Breastfeeding can be challenging and many of us experience advice along the lines of, "Just wean!" or "Why are you putting yourself through this, just give your baby some formula" while we are working through these challenges. For many of us though, breastfeeding actually helps us (and our babies) and we not only choose to [...]

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This morning he wouldn’t hug me…

2017-08-24T22:01:19+10:00August 24th, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Common Breastfeeding Challenges|

This morning as my five year old (youngest of three boys) stumbled out of bed into the kitchen, he gave me a sideways glance and as I walked up saying, "Good morning!" with my arms outstretched to hug him, he turned the other way and walked into the living room. "Where is Tim Tam" he [...]

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Nothing Compares To Boob! A Weaning Parody.

2017-08-07T08:00:54+10:00August 6th, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Weaning|

I have been breastfeeding and/or pregnant for a collective total of 15 years now and my youngest of three boys just recently weaned at 5 years old. I wrote up some lyrics and sang (Yup! Scary!) for a parody about weaning, "Nothing Compares To Boob. A Weaning Parody" which I thought would be a good [...]

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Does breastfeeding cause cavities?

2017-07-24T09:36:22+10:00July 4th, 2017|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Is It Safe...|

Going crazy all over the mainstream media and social media is an article that everyone is freaking out about (and FYI I would have been too as a new mother) about breastmilk "causing" cavities. They stated that "Prolonged breastfeeding increases the risk of having dental caries." Not only does this not make any sense whatsoever [...]

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Induced lactation! “Breastfeeding my adopted baby”…

2017-07-24T09:36:22+10:00June 20th, 2017|Creative Breastfeeding, Relactation|

"I wanted to do the best for my baby.  When we realized I couldn't stay pregnant I was heartbroken that I would never get to breastfeed my children.  I had no idea it was possible and then I just started poking around google and found that you can induce lactation. It ended up being incredibly [...]

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Why your baby “sleeping longer” might not be so good after all…

2019-09-18T10:47:41+10:00June 7th, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Do people keep telling you that your baby needs to have formula so they can "sleep longer"?  A study I read published within the past couple of years stated the following: "Babies Sleep Better In Their Own Rooms After 4 Months, Study Finds" "Babies may sleep longer in their own rooms after 4 months, says new [...]

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4 common myths around supplementing a breastfed baby…

2019-03-04T11:27:07+10:00May 11th, 2017|Breastmilk and Formula, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

*Just as with any article you see online, this is not medical advice specifically for you! This is for general information ONLY. It is important to work with your own doctor and IBCLC when assessing your baby's intake.* The myths surrounding breastmilk supply and supplementation keep spreading among social media, scaring women along the [...]

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An open letter to the mother who has (or wants) it all…but is going fucking insane in the process

2017-07-24T09:36:25+10:00March 8th, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding|

An open letter to the mother who has (or wants) it all...but is going fucking insane in the process, I was born in 1980. This meant that I grew up with a mother who worked outside of the home. I had parents who encouraged me to go to college and get an education. I had [...]

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Cluster feeding…when is it normal? When is it not?

2019-05-10T14:13:54+10:00February 15th, 2017|Creative Breastfeeding|

Cluster feeding...that exhausting time when our babies are on and off the boob CONSTANTLY! We have all heard this term and understand that babies cluster feed, yet there is still a lot of mis-information out there about this topic. There are people who will state that cluster feeding is not normal [...]

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“Accidental starvation” and why “fed” isn’t best…

2019-11-18T05:56:02+10:00February 10th, 2017|Breastmilk and Formula|

There is this huge push to bring awareness to the "accidental" starvation of breastfed babies to further push the "fed is best" campaign that's floating around. You know, the one that assumes us "lactavists" are all just sitting around trying to find ways to MAKE women breastfeed even if they can't make enough... because ya'll [...]

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The art of just “being” with your child…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+10:00February 1st, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

We all have heard the term, "skin-to-skin" and will often first hear this when we are pregnant. "Don't forget to do skin-to-skin after your baby is born!" Of course tell this to someone in the HOT Queensland, Australian weather (where I live) and they might want to cry. Breastfeeding a baby in 40 (104) degree weather [...]

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“So he slept through the night, huh?” A Milk Meg Comic…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+10:00January 16th, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Just For Fun, Sleep Challenges|

I'd love to say this was just a funny little idea I had for one of the comics in my book...but no! This is real life people! So yeah...this really did happen between my husband and I. After a particularly bad night of frequent wake-ups my husband rolled over to me, "So he slept through [...]

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Love, sex and attachment parenting…

2019-06-25T11:59:47+10:00January 3rd, 2017|Attachment Parenting|

Attachment parenting and sex. Believe it or not, you can manage to continue your sex life even if you're breastfeeding 24/7. Throughout this blog you will see some meme's with quotes on them. These are from real life attachment parents who follow me on Facebook and have managed to continue to have sex! Yes! It's possible! [...]

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Dear American Academy of Pediatrics…why are you telling families to ignore their crying babies?

2017-07-24T09:36:25+10:00December 7th, 2016|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges|

Dear American Academy of Pediatrics, Yesterday I received this message from a woman who follows me on my Facebook page: She then followed with a photo of the handout she received: and I'll highlight one of the parts that she starred (and the thing that jumped out at me immediately)...   This one simple sentence [...]

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How we are failing breastfeeding women and their babies…

2019-05-14T09:21:22+10:00November 22nd, 2016|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

Dear Health Care Professional, Did you know that so many of us in the health field are failing breastfeeding women and their babies? It's happened so many times now since I started my private practice as an IBCLC. I cannot even begin to guess how often I've heard variations of [...]

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Breastfeeding Five-Year-Old TRIPLETS!

2017-07-24T09:36:25+10:00November 9th, 2016|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers, Breastfeeding Triplets|

I first wrote about Davina many years back when I first heard there was a woman breastfeeding triplets! To hear her journey from the beginning, head here to my category on Breastfeeding triplets. It's amazing and wonderful to read her experiences now, five years later and yes..."STILL" breastfeeding her beautiful triplets. Here she is, in her [...]

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