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Creative Breastfeeding

Do I have to pump when I start breastfeeding?

2021-07-08T10:48:31+10:00July 8th, 2021|Creative Breastfeeding|

I remember sitting with a La Leche League Leader (volunteer breastfeeding counsellor) with my first born baby who was 3 months old at the time. I had a few questions that I was wondering about. One of them being, "Which pump should I buy and when should I buy it?" Looking back on this I [...]


People blame everything on breastfeeding!

2020-12-14T11:33:48+10:00December 14th, 2020|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding|

Something wrong? Blame breastfeeding and tell them to wean! Any health care professional who advises a mother to just, "wean" their child abruptly, has NO idea what that would actually look like. I often hear stories from women during consultations where they were told by someone that they "need to wean" due to a variety [...]


Why is my friend’s baby sleeping and on a schedule and mine isn’t?!

2020-11-14T14:32:05+10:00November 14th, 2020|Attachment Parenting, Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges|

So, imagine yourself sitting around a circle with other mothers. And as per usual, the conversation turns to how much our babies are sleeping and how often they are feeding. I'm sure this isn't hard to imagine as it can be a weekly occurrence for many of us! As we sit there we start to [...]


Paced bottle feeding your breastfed baby

2020-10-20T07:07:22+10:00October 19th, 2020|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding|

Have you heard of paced bottle feeding? This is a way of bottle feeding which you can do for any baby. However, for breastfed babies or babies who are primarily breastfed but have bottles when their mother is at work or for occasional times of separation, this can be a great way to avoid over-feeding [...]


The single most effective way to increase your supply!

2020-08-13T06:24:58+10:00August 13th, 2020|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Low Supply and Relactation|

I've written a lot about low supply over the years. How to increase supply, how to drop supplements, myths surround low milk supply...and how YES, low supply is actually A THING! However there is something that drives me bonkers when it comes to low supply advice. Every day I speak with women around the world [...]


Digestive overload and overfeeding…it this actually a thing?!

2020-08-11T06:34:38+10:00August 11th, 2020|Baby Reflux and Spitting Up, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding|

Every once in awhile something breastfeeding related goes a bit viral and I start to get an influx of questions about a particular topic or start seeing it more in my newsfeed from sponsored posts. The latest topic that's making the rounds is "digestive overload" of a baby. In other words, getting too much milk [...]


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 [...]


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

2021-07-12T14:22:58+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! All over the world people are still facing lockdowns and restrictions as they navigate through the COVID-19 challenges. These are very scary times for new mothers, especially if you are concerned with your baby's [...]


Pregnancy, breastfeeding and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

2020-12-03T06:17:42+10:00March 26th, 2020|Creative Breastfeeding, Is It Safe...|

*This article is to provide general information and is not medical advice. Contact your health care professional for more information. There is never a time we feel more vulnerable than when we become mothers. Suddenly we have another life to look after that is not our own, and this feeling continues throughout our lifetime raising [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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

2020-11-02T11:56:15+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 so much! There are many challenges [...]


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 [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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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