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Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Video Of The Laid Back Breastfeeding Position-Encourage Your Baby To Self-Attach!

2020-12-08T15:48:41+10:00March 9th, 2014|Breastfeeding Videos, Common Breastfeeding Challenges|

Did you know that babies are able to self attach?  It's awesome to watch and always amazes the mum how easily her baby can attach and breastfeed without her having to do a thing. Often times in hospitals a mum has someone hold her boob, sandwiched like a hamburger while trying to shove the baby's [...]


Twelve Positive, Supportive Things To Tell A New Breastfeeding Mum (frequently…and with a smile!)

2019-05-21T09:34:14+10:00January 5th, 2014|Common Breastfeeding Challenges|

Oh the advice us new breastfeeding mums receive (and sometimes give ourselves!)... We go through our whole pregnancy having to listen to people tell us we look; "Huge", "Small", "Wow! You are so overdue!", "You're going to use drugs during your labour?!", "You're NOT going to use drugs?!", "Wow, you are carrying so low you will [...]


Do Babies and Toddlers Really Need To Breastfeed So Frequently? Fifteen Reasons Your Child Wants To Breastfeed…

2020-01-21T10:08:35+10:00December 29th, 2013|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

No amount of research and scientific findings could ever pinpoint every reason as to why babies and toddlers breastfeed frequently.  No amount of scientific exploration into the composition of breastmilk could grasp the variety of possible answers to the question, "why does my child breastfeed so much?" This is because breastfeeding is much more [...]


How Long Should I Breastfeed My Child For?!… And Is My Child Weaning Or Having A Nursing Strike?

2017-07-24T09:36:29+10:00December 17th, 2013|Breastfeeding Toddlers, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Weaning|

No matter how supportive people are of breastfeeding, you are bound to come across a very unexpected comment from that particular person whom you felt was 100% behind you and your breastfeeding efforts.  My mother is the perfect example of this.  When my first son was born (over ten years ago, wow how time flies!) [...]


How Do I Get My Baby To Breastfeed Exclusively? Tori’s Story of Patience And Perseverance

2019-10-14T21:09:35+10:00December 10th, 2013|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

Little Zaxon! Tori came to see me for a consult about six weeks ago.  She was a chill, new young twenty year old mum. My mouth dropped when I looked into the baby capsule she brought in from the car. Her baby boy was so teeny tiny! He was [...]


Sometimes Breastfeeding A Newborn Baby Sucks…Why and what to do about it!

2017-07-24T09:36:30+10:00August 8th, 2013|Common Breastfeeding Challenges|

Sometimes breastfeeding a newborn sucks...yup, it's true. For more than one reason. We constantly question our own instincts, we don't know who to listen to (ourselves or our mothers and friends?), we read every bit of information we can get our hands on and are still confused. Different doctors, midwives, lactation consultants and breastfeeding volunteers [...]


My Baby Is A Vampire! How Do I Get My Baby To Stop Biting While He Is Breastfeeding?!

2019-05-14T13:27:20+10:00July 14th, 2013|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, How To Stop The Biting Breastfeeder|

The biting vampire baby! We have all been there...for months you happily breastfeed your baby. Looking down at them lovingly while you sip on your tea and look at your IPhone.   Then it happens...out of the blue...CHOMP!  YEOW! Why is my beautiful little breastfeeder biting me?! Does my baby [...]


Relactating and building your breastmilk supply…YOUR MILK CAN FLOW AGAIN!

2019-05-10T14:19:03+10:00April 4th, 2013|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation, Relactation|

Are you feeding your baby breastmilk and formula (mixed feeding) but would like to exclusively feed your baby your breastmilk only? Are you currently formula feeding but would love to breastfeed your baby?  Have you weaned your baby but would like to breastfeed again? Have a read of the following two stories from women who [...]


Various Breastfeeding Positions. Or As I Like to Call it…

2017-07-24T09:36:32+10:00February 25th, 2013|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Creative Breastfeeding!  Here I am breastfeeding in the classic, "cradle hold". I will never forget the pain and exhaustion I felt when I had mastitis. My middle boy was born one month early and although he latched on no problem, he would tire quickly and I would be left with an extremely engorged breast. I had [...]


My baby is broken! Please fix him!

2019-02-06T08:57:37+10:00November 6th, 2012|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

 THE CRYING BABY *This is an excerpt from my book, "Boobin' All Day...Boobin' All Night. A Gentle Approach to Sleep For Breastfeeding Families". Available on all online bookstores including Amazon HERE!  Is it colic? Is he allergic to something in my milk? What is happening?!  You have tried it all. Breastfeeding, rocking, pacing the [...]


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