Creative Breastfeeding

No. You don’t have to leave your child alone and crying to go to sleep.

2020-07-22T13:59:57+10:00July 22nd, 2020|Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges|

I read an article recently that almost made me cry. It's about a celebrity that is really struggling to get her toddler to sleep. My heart breaks for her for two reasons. Firstly, because I completely understand her exhaustion and wanting her child to sleep. And secondly, because she was given bad advice that she [...]

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How to monitor your baby’s growth, wellbeing and breastfeeding IN ISOLATION!

2020-08-04T09:52:32+10:00April 8th, 2020|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding|

I'm having a COVID-19 virtual special for women with newborns in isolation. Head here to check it out and sign up! Recently I had a virtual consultation with a woman who lives in New York. She is currently in one of the worst "hot spots" of COVID-19 in the USA and has just given birth [...]

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Pregnancy, breastfeeding and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

2020-07-28T06:23:35+10:00March 26th, 2020|Creative Breastfeeding, Is It Safe...|

*This will be updated frequently to reflect the most current guidelines and recommendations. This article is to provide general information and is not medical advice. Contact your health care professional for more information. (Last update: 28/7/2020) There is never a time we feel more vulnerable than when we become mothers. Suddenly we have another life [...]

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What to do when your baby won’t latch

2020-03-27T08:38:36+10:00March 11th, 2020|Breastmilk and Formula, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Cup Feeding, Low Supply and Relactation, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

When we have our babies and are planning to breastfeed, it can be heartbreaking and frustrating when our baby just won't latch on. Mothers will often think, "What is wrong with me?! What am I doing wrong?" However, there are many different things to consider and important steps to take if you find yourself in [...]

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A Guide to breastfed baby’s poop!

2020-03-06T13:18:24+10:00January 13th, 2020|Creative Breastfeeding|

*Please note, this is a GENERAL GUIDE to breastfed baby poop. Not medical advice. If you are in any way concerned about your baby's general health and wellbeing, please seek help from your GP. If you are breastfeeding and have specific concerns regarding your child's poop or breastfeeding challenges, seek help from an IBCLC as [...]

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Do I REALLY have to worry about foremilk and hindmilk?

2019-12-18T15:02:46+10:00December 18th, 2019|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding|

"You have to wait and let your breasts fill up for three hours before you feed again. If you feed them too quickly then your milk won't be fatty enough." "Your milk is too watery. That's why your baby isn't gaining enough weight." "Your baby isn't getting enough of the hindmilk." "Your baby is too [...]

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Conflicting breastfeeding advice…Who should I listen to?

2019-11-28T13:40:52+10:00November 28th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

There is one thing that happens sometimes during a breastfeeding consultation that makes me CRINGE inside. Yup! I'm making myself cringe! When does this happen? When I'm giving suggestions to a mother that is going DIRECTLY against advice she received from another Lactation Consultant or other health care professional. Because I know it's SO [...]

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Breastfeed, pump, top-up. Tips for “Triple feeding” and how to eventually stop.

2019-11-15T14:35:03+10:00November 15th, 2019|Breastmilk and Formula, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Low Supply and Relactation|

"Your baby is losing weight so you need to do the following: breastfeed, pump and then top your baby up with that pumped milk."   This is the most common advice women received when their baby is not gaining enough weight. It's called "triple feeding" ...sounds fun doesn't it?!     NOT. There are many challenges that [...]

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The loneliness of miscarriage…my husband’s perspective of loss.

2019-11-08T05:47:56+10:00November 8th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding, Miscarriage and Loss|

I came home this afternoon and my husband said to me, "I wrote something today. You can use it for your blog if you want." I took a double take. For the past 7 years of blogging there have been a total of 4 occasions where he has wanted to write something. And it's always [...]

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My baby breastfeeds to sleep…how will I ever be able to leave them?

2019-10-17T14:02:25+10:00October 17th, 2019|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Videos, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges|

"Will I ever be able to leave my baby?! I'm the only one who can put them to sleep!" I completely understand the anxiety surrounding this. Most of us in the early days can ignore the naysayers who tell us to, "stop creating bad habits" and we happily continue to breastfeed our babies to sleep. [...]

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How do I introduce a bottle to my breastfed baby? And do I have to just in case?

2019-08-02T12:44:06+10:00August 2nd, 2019|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Cup Feeding|

How do you introduce a bottle to a breastfed baby? And do you have to introduce on "just in case" they need it in the future? There are lots of different things you have to think about including if/or how frequently you'll be separated from your baby, your baby's age, and whether or not you [...]

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What’s the difference between gentle night-weaning and sleep training?

2019-11-16T17:01:58+10:00June 29th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges|

Most of us have heard the terms "sleep training" and "self-settling" however far less parents have heard the term, "gentle night-weaning". For those of you who would like an alternative to sleep training though, this is something you might want to hear about! ♥ Gentle night-weaning: Cutting out breastfeeds over-night when your child is developmentally [...]

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Kalina’s journey with recurrent mastitis, pain and tongue tie…

2020-02-29T05:43:10+10:00June 4th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding, Mastitis and plugged ducts, Tips to Settle Your Baby, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

*This article is an excerpt from my NEW BOOK on breastfeeding and tongue ties, "All Tied Up! How To Keep On Boobin' Through A Tongue Tie". Available for pre-sale here. When I met Kalina she was at the end of her rope. She had experienced mastitis while breastfeeding her now 8.5 month old, over and [...]

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Should I give my baby a pacifier?

2019-05-15T12:05:28+10:00May 15th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

Pacifiers, dummie, binky, paci...whatever you call it, the pacifier is one of the most controversial baby items. Some people say, "Never introduce one!" Others swear it's the best thing since sliced bread... I'd like to start by pointing out that pacifiers have been so well marketed, and so frequently used that it's an item we [...]

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4 Myths that can derail your breastfeeding journey!

2019-05-13T12:03:57+10:00February 28th, 2019|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Low Supply and Relactation, Sleep Challenges|

I recently had a consultation with someone who has received some very outdated and simply incorrect advice from her health care professionals. Unfortunately what she was told is not uncommon for women to hear and I felt as though it was time for some Milk Meg MYTH BUSTING!!...MYTH #1 Your baby should be able to [...]

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Milk Meg Video: How can I stop breastfeeding over-night?!

2019-06-21T13:56:24+10:00February 11th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

Do you have questions about gentle night-weaning without cry it out or sleep training? In previous blog posts, I have written about sleep including this topic of night-weaning! I have put a brief overview of my recommended approach to gentle night-weaning in this video. This is video #3 in my “Keep On [...]

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Milk Meg Video: Pumping! How to pump more breastmilk

2019-11-16T17:57:23+10:00February 4th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

Have questions about pumping? In previous blog posts I have written about all things pumping including POWER PUMPING and INCREASING SUPPLY! I have combined all of my pumping information into one little video which can be viewed here. This is video #2 in my "Keep On Boobin' With The Milk Meg" [...]

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Milk Meg Video: Breastfeeding Toddlers…Why even do it?! And is it normal?

2020-03-18T10:54:53+10:00February 1st, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding|

I'm so excited to announce my FIRST video that is apart of my new series: "Keep On Boobin' With The Milk Meg"!! Woohoo! My first topic is, "Breastfeeding Toddlers". Check it out here and please click the thumbs up button if you enjoy it. ♥ And click here if you'd like [...]

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The photo that was banned from my Facebook page…

2018-12-14T09:05:37+10:00December 13th, 2018|Creative Breastfeeding|

I have a bit of a history of photos being banned from my Milk Meg Facebook page. Remember back in the day when Facebook banned EVERY SINGLE PHOTO that included a breast? Even ones that happened to have a child latched onto it?! Well thankfully those days are over as they have officially changed their [...]

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You can be a feminist and still acknowledge that breast is “best”…

2019-02-01T12:05:13+10:00December 4th, 2018|Creative Breastfeeding|

We've all heard the term, "fed is best" yes? That in order to be feminist and/or support infant feeding "choices" we also have to ignore that actually WHAT we are feeding our babies does in fact matter. Because we have to be able to head right back out into the work force and women need [...]

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