Attachment Parenting

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

2018-02-15T10:26:39+00:00 February 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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How to be a new breastfeeding mother without losing your shit…

2017-12-19T07:08:42+00:00 December 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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This morning he wouldn’t hug me…

2017-08-24T22:01:19+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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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Why your baby “sleeping longer” might not be so good after all…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+00:00 June 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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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+00:00 March 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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The art of just “being” with your child…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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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Breastfeeding Five-Year-Old TRIPLETS!

2017-07-24T09:36:25+00:00 November 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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How to rest when you don’t even have time to pee…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00 October 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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Baby nurseries and how they strip a woman’s confidence to mother through breastfeeding…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Attachment Parenting|

In 1980 my mother had me in a little hospital in New Jersey, USA. It was a great birth. Natural, straightforward and just what my mother had hoped for. I had my first breastfeed and was then promptly taken away to the nursery so my mother could rest. We were so lucky in that my mother [...]

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Debunking the shit out of attachment parenting myths…

2018-01-18T13:38:16+00:00 July 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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How the invention of the crib ruined motherhood for us all…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00 June 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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Breastfeeding IS natural, so let’s stop trying to pretend it isn’t.

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00 April 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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Is my breastfeeding toddler normal?

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers|

We all go through a similar scenario... Baby is born and we understand that yes, he will breastfeed all the time 24/7, frequently and without any sort of schedule. Then as toddlerhood approaches, we start to question what is happening. They still breastfeed constantly...continue to have days where they are on the boob NON. STOP. [...]

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What it’s like sending my breastfeeding, “attached” little boy off to preschool…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers|

How an attachment parent with a breastfeeding almost 4 year old transitions gently into preschool (or "Kindy" as we call it here in Australia)… My almost four year old, little Mini The Milk is “still” breastfeeding. Only just barely left our bed to sleep through in his own bed, in his own room. He slept [...]

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How To Survive The Holidays With Your Breastfed Baby

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00 December 20th, 2015|Attachment Parenting, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Holiday Breastfeeding|

The countdown is on...the parties are scheduled! The family gatherings are in full force! The presents are bought!! And you are lactating. How can we survive these crazy times with a baby attached to our boobs? Here is my survival guide on HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS (AND TRAVEL) WITH YOUR BREASTFED BABY! LEAVE EARLY! [...]

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And then you were done…An open letter to my 3 year old, almost weaned, youngest little boy…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers|

I could never really believe that you were going to be my final baby. But I know now. I know as I wrap you up in my arms. As I make up little apple slices for your snack. As I hold your hand to cross the street. And as I bring you to my breast. [...]

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