About Meg Nagle

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

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?

2017-07-24T09:36:25+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 (false) and then other [...]

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

2017-07-24T09:36:25+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…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+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…

2019-03-13T11:29:26+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 the same heartbreaking story. [...]

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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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Dear formula companies, stop trying to convince us your product is just like breastmilk…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+10:00November 1st, 2016|Breastmilk and Formula|

An open letter to formula feeding companies, I recently saw the headlines all over social media and Facebook; {source: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/study-breakthrough-infant-formula-protects-immune-system-like-breast-milk/343573688} {source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3875216/Does-finally-end-breast-best-debate-Scientists-develop-formula-milk-human-bacteria.html} You came to the conclusion from your "research" [1, 2] that you have discovered a way to put the good bacteria found in breastmilk, into your formula. You then go on to claim [...]

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How to rest when you don’t even have time to pee…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+10:00October 19th, 2016|Attachment Parenting, Common Breastfeeding Challenges|

There are a few sentences that I can be guaranteed to get a bit of a backlash over. Whenever I bring up formula, any mention of attachment parenting...and the suggestion that we should rest as much as possible in the early days or when we're feeling overwhelmed. "REST?! Ha! What's that?" "I can't rest, I [...]

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Nine things you need to know about low supply…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+10:00September 28th, 2016|Low Supply and Relactation|

The internet is FILLED with advice for mothers about low supply. "Here, eat this cookie! Wait no, take this pill! Wait, no just pump. Wait no, I think you actually are making what your baby needs because you know...basically EVERYONE can make enough!" So here we sit as women...looking at our screens, crying, exhausted, confused and just [...]

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Debunking the shit out of attachment parenting myths…

2018-01-18T13:38:16+10:00July 31st, 2016|Attachment Parenting|

I read an article recently which really caught my attention. The author is a journalist who decided to hang out with some attachment parents and put her thoughts down onto paper in the usual, tired way that mainstream journalists do. Dramatic, sensationalized and inaccurate generalizations and assumptions about a particular subculture within society. The positive [...]

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Lactaboobiephobia…the documentary!

2018-01-04T12:07:38+10:00July 10th, 2016|Breastfeeding in Public|

A few years ago Anna Kaplan, a documentary producer/film maker contacted me asking if I would be interested in having my blog post "Lactaboobiphobia" turned into a short film. "Um...YES!!" I replied. My post was about a term I coined...   She explained this was going to be apart of a bigger movement called "Bosom [...]

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How the invention of the crib ruined motherhood for us all…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+10:00June 1st, 2016|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges|

Trying to get my first born to sleep in a crib literally made me go crazy. Here I was, a fresh, wrinkle-less young mother...and I was confused. I mean, at some point every baby needs to move to a crib right?! My little firstborn had been sleeping with us in our "family" bed for over a [...]

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How to get a better latch! The exaggerated latch or “flipple” breastfeeding technique…

2019-02-28T13:52:52+10:00April 27th, 2016|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

As I discuss here in this video, most babies will latch on the best when they are supported to self-attach on their own, with the mother in the "laid-back" breastfeeding position, or self-attachment in the "koala" hold. Here is a baby self-attaching in the laid-back position: But what about the babies who [...]

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Breastfeeding IS natural, so let’s stop trying to pretend it isn’t.

2018-10-15T06:56:51+10:00April 25th, 2016|Attachment Parenting|

A open letter to the Journal of Pediatrics, Well, Journal of Pediatrics you have really outdone yourselves with this one. A recent article (abstract can be found here) from your publication has been making waves on social media and the media around the world with your outrageous statement where you are, “calling on health professionals to stop saying that breastfeeding [...]

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