Sleep Challenges

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

2017-07-24T09:36:29+00:00January 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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WHY THE MILK MEG WOULD LIKE TO BURN EVERY BABY TRAINING BOOK IN EXISTENCE…

2017-07-24T09:36:30+00:00November 5th, 2013|Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Let me start by saying I think that the feminist movement pretty much screwed us all over. And yes, I am a feminist and if you think women and men should have equal rights then you are too. Yet through this movement we were made to believe, we can do it all! We can have [...]

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Do You Want More Sleep? I Do Too! Tips On How To Get More Sleep As A New Mum!

2017-07-24T09:36:31+00:00June 15th, 2013|Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

This article is an excerpt from my book, "Boobin' All Day...Boobin' All Night. A Gentle Approach To Sleep For Breastfeeding Families". You can find an expanded version and much more on sleep here! The (sometimes) sleeping breastfed baby from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant’s Perspective… Why won’t my baby sleep? How can I get my baby to [...]

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The Milk Meg’s Response To The Latest Bed-Sharing Research…

2017-07-24T09:36:31+00:00May 22nd, 2013|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges|

Have you read the recent headlines? "Co-Sleeping with Baby Raises SIDS Risk" "Sudden infant death risk greater when parents share bed with babies" "Bed-sharing increases SIDS risk" The study is titled, "Bed sharing when parents do not smoke: is there a risk of SIDS? An individual level analysis of five major case–control studies."  You can [...]

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Why is The Milk Meg Anti Cry It Out?

2017-07-24T09:36:31+00:00May 19th, 2013|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

  1. My most frequent suggestion to a Milk Mum in most every situation is "listen to your baby!" A baby crying is a baby communicating. Babies who are crying need    cuddles, breastfeeds and comforting. 2. Breastmilk has nucleotides which actually help your baby to fall asleep! Your breastmilk is literally made to help your [...]

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The Working Tired MilkMum

2017-07-24T09:36:31+00:00May 13th, 2013|Sleep Challenges|

My text message with my "computer guy" only minutes before themilkmeg went "LIVE"!! Well it has finally happened! The new Milk Meg website is up and running! Yay! And throughout all of this I have had my very active and busy breastfeeding toddler running around after me wanting BOOB and waking VERY frequently! AAAAAHHHHHH! Thankfully MrTheMilk is [...]

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The beloved nap time…how do I get my breastfed attached at the hip and boob baby to take longer naps?

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00January 1st, 2013|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

 **An extended version of this article is in my new book titled, "Boobin' All Day...Boobin' All Night. A Gentle Approach To Sleep For Breastfeeding Mothers". Please CLICK HERE to order!  Recently my seven month old decided he did not want to nap for longer than thirty minutes. He would look like this picture, so peaceful and [...]

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Breastfeeding Your Baby to Sleep…What’s the Big Deal?!

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00December 12th, 2012|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

**This is an excerpt from my book on sleep, "Boobin' All Day...Boobin' All Night. A Gentle Approach To Sleep For Breastfeeding Families." CLICK HERE to order.** I remember a dear friend of mine who had a baby a few months after me.  This was way back in time (when I was still young and fresh [...]

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Sleep? What’s That? I think it’s something I may have partaken in many years ago…

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00November 18th, 2012|Sleep Challenges|

 Here I am upon waking.  Notice the swollen eye lids...the one eye that cannot open due to sleep deprivation....the bird's nest hair...the cranky look on my sleepy face. Now have a look at my baby. Notice the bright blue eyes...the smiling happy face...the content look as if to say, "yay! It's morning and I'm so [...]

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The Nighttime Breastfeed (otherwise known as the huge right boob)

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00November 12th, 2012|Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

I woke up this morning looking as though I had received breast augmentation. On one side only.  Although this might sound like an undesirable outcome upon waking,  it actually means I was in such a state of sleepy bliss throughout the night breastfeeding my baby that I completely forgot which breast I was "supposed" to [...]

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My baby is broken! Please fix him!

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00November 6th, 2012|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

 THE CRYING BABY Is it colic? Is he allergic to something in my milk? What is happening?!  You have tried it all. Breastfeeding, rocking, pacing the halls, passing him back and forth, crying yourself, sitting, standing, tearing your hair out, and he is still crying!  What is a mum to do?  Us mothers have one fundamental question, [...]

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