Creative Breastfeeding

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

2019-06-29T08:28:08+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…

2019-06-04T20:14:40+10:00June 4th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding, Mastitis and plugged ducts, Tips to Settle Your Baby, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

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 over again (a total of ELEVEN TIMES). Her baby continued to show signs of being unsettled while feeding and her breasts never felt drained or soft. She saw me as [...]

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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I recently had a consultation with someone who has received some very outdated and simply incorrect advice from her health care professionals.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

2019-05-30T12:34:35+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?

2019-02-01T13:48:14+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 to subscribe to my [...]

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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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Your child is not “protesting”…they are crying. The language sleep trainers use and the damage it causes.

2019-05-10T14:09:45+10:00July 14th, 2018|Attachment Parenting, Creative Breastfeeding, Sleep Challenges|

(*Not ALL sleep consultants use this language. If you help parents with sleep and you don't use this language or leave babies to cry then that's great!) If you live in a developed nation and are currently raising children then you are well aware of the obsession we have with [...]

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How can I make my breastmilk rich and nutritious?

2019-02-01T12:09:53+10:00June 19th, 2018|Creative Breastfeeding|

I just read an article and let me tell you, I had to actually take some time to stop myself from screaming at the computer. This article claimed that they had all of the steps you need to take to make the "best recipe" for breastmilk. This is not only completely misleading, it's in my [...]

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The Milk Meg’s Guide on healing and preventing mastitis

2019-06-10T10:30:11+10:00April 14th, 2018|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Creative Breastfeeding, Mastitis and plugged ducts|

I have had mastitis twice and each time I felt like I was dying. I was breastfeeding my third little boy (Mini The Milk) for over two years before I got my first bout of it. At that point I had breastfed for a total collective of 8 years [...]

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

2019-06-21T10:10:18+10:00February 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?

2019-04-18T06:16:53+10:00January 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 [...]

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How to be a new breastfeeding mother without losing your shit…

2019-02-01T12:15:06+10:00December 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+10:00June 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+10:00March 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?

2019-05-10T14:13:54+10:00February 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 [...]

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The art of just “being” with your child…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+10:00February 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+10:00September 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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