Creative Breastfeeding

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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Will introducing a bottle ruin my chances of breastfeeding?

2018-01-04T13:26:10+00:00 January 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. This is a [...]

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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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Induced lactation! “Breastfeeding my adopted baby”…

2017-07-24T09:36:22+00:00 June 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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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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Cluster feeding…when is it normal? When is it not?

2017-07-24T09:36:25+00:00 February 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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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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Breastfeeding Josee…Ten Tips For Breastfeeding A Baby With Down Syndrome

2017-07-24T09:36:27+00:00 September 7th, 2014|Creative Breastfeeding|

*The following blog post is written by Joelle, a mum of three children.  Joelle's youngest baby Josee has Down syndrome and although she knew she wanted to breastfeed her, she was aware of the unique challenges that she would face.  Through seeking support and her own motivation to breastfeed, she is still breastfeeding Josee today [...]

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To The Man Who Called Me A, “Whiny, Judgmental Cow”…

2017-07-24T09:36:28+00:00 June 28th, 2014|Creative Breastfeeding|

So...today was interesting. I posted something on my Facebook page today. Here is the post I wrote... After getting over 100 comments (the vast majority positive) I ended up having to ban three people from my page and then had to delete the post all together! They were angry and upset and had no interest [...]

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The Night Boob! How To Gently Night Wean Your Toddler From Breastfeeding And Bed-Sharing

2017-07-24T09:36:29+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers, Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges, Weaning|

**An updated and expanded version of this article can be found as a chapter in my book "Boobin' All Day...Boobin' All Night. A Gentle Approach To Sleep For Breastfeeding Families".** Many of us breastfeeding mums go through the same stages of night time boobing... 1. We have our baby and listen to our instincts which [...]

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