About Meg Nagle

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

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…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+10:00June 7th, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Have you seen the headlines the past few days about a new study that was just published? "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 study" "Babies put into their own room at six months 'sleep longer'" Sounds great [...]

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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…

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…

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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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…

2019-05-12T06:34:37+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…

2019-06-27T15:50:43+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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