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Sleep Challenges

My Response To The Doctor’s “New” Methods Of Sleep Training And Scheduled Feedings…

2018-10-07T13:14:11+10:00August 20th, 2014|Sleep Challenges|

Well, another mainstream media article about sleep training and cry it out is now making the rounds online again. Doctors telling people their babies need to be fed on four hourly schedules and left to cry so they can self-settle. When will this insanity stop?! When will this rubbish stop being published? Give these poor sleep deprived parents [...]


Operation Gentle Night Wean! Video Diary of Meg’s Night Weaning Experiences…

2017-07-24T09:36:28+10:00June 18th, 2014|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers, Breastfeeding Videos, Sleep Challenges, Weaning|

THE TIME HAS (almost) COME!!! I am exhausted! I have been breastfeeding Mini The Milk throughout the night for 25 months now WITHOUT LYING DOWN! He hates to breastfeed lying down so the, "whip the boob out and fall back to sleep" like I did with my other two boys has not worked for me [...]


How Much Sleep And How Many Naps Does My Baby Need? How About My Toddler? Sleep And The Breastfed Child…

2017-07-24T09:36:28+10:00June 7th, 2014|Sleep Challenges|

Sleep becomes a bit of an obsession when we have our baby. Even if we are happy with how our baby is sleeping (or not sleeping) we are constantly asked if our baby is a "GOOD" baby (are they sleeping), how long are they sleeping for, are you getting any sleep, how much they are [...]


Sleep Deprivation, Mother Guilt And Why We Need to Stop The Glorification Of “Busy”

2018-10-03T04:43:49+10:00April 13th, 2014|Attachment Parenting, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Sleep Challenges|

  This past week was probably the most sleep deprived I have ever been in my entire life!  I was working and traveling across the country to film a documentary based on one of my blog posts, all while I had a very sick toddler attached to my boob! Oh the mother guilt... I have [...]


Are You Watching The Clock Or Watching Your Baby? Sleep Training Books And Schedules…

2019-06-20T10:40:13+10:00March 18th, 2014|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges|

Are you watching the clock or watching your baby? The authors of baby training books make millions off of sleep deprived parents.  Women bring these books into hospital with them when they are in labour, women turn to them after they have had little sleep, women listen to their friends as they tell them, "you [...]


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

2019-05-10T14:02:58+10:00January 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 [...]



2017-07-24T09:36:30+10:00November 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 [...]


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

2019-05-21T09:48:06+10:00June 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 [...]


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

2017-07-24T09:36:31+10:00May 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 [...]


Why is The Milk Meg Anti Cry It Out?

2017-07-24T09:36:31+10:00May 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 [...]


The Working Tired MilkMum

2017-07-24T09:36:31+10:00May 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 [...]


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

2019-01-24T13:06:38+10:00January 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 [...]


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

2019-02-06T09:06:40+10:00December 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 [...]


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

2017-07-24T09:36:32+10:00November 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 [...]


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

2017-07-24T09:36:32+10:00November 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 [...]


My baby is broken! Please fix him!

2019-02-06T08:57:37+10:00November 6th, 2012|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

 THE CRYING BABY *This is an excerpt from my book, "Boobin' All Day...Boobin' All Night. A Gentle Approach to Sleep For Breastfeeding Families". Available on all online bookstores including Amazon HERE!  Is it colic? Is he allergic to something in my milk? What is happening?!  You have tried it all. Breastfeeding, rocking, pacing the [...]


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