Tips to Settle Your Baby

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

2017-12-19T07:08:42+00:00 December 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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Why your baby “sleeping longer” might not be so good after all…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Have you seen the headlines the past few days about a new study that was just published? "Babies Sleep Better In Their Own Rooms After 4 Months, Study Finds" "Babies may sleep longer in their own rooms after 4 months, says new study" "Babies put into their own room at six months 'sleep longer'" Sounds great [...]

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The art of just “being” with your child…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+00:00 February 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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Does my baby have reflux? Is it colic? Why is my baby so gassy and unsettled?

2017-07-24T09:36:27+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Baby Reflux and Spitting Up, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Most of us mothers have a bit of an obsession with our baby's "gassiness". We analyze every little fart and burp. We inspect their poop and how many times they squirmed around and seemed unsettled. We basically blame every little unsettled, "colicky" episode on gas or reflux. We then head out to buy some sort [...]

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What to do when your baby hates to sleep…besides drink copious amounts of coffee.

2017-07-24T09:36:27+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Breastfeeding Toddlers, Sleep Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

My youngest boy hates to sleep. And no, this is not just a little phase he is going through, nor is it my fault (although we do like to blame ourselves for these things). He has hated sleep from the second he was born all the way up until now (at just over 2 ½ years [...]

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Please, Please Mama…Pick Up Your Crying Baby

2017-07-24T09:36:28+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Attachment Parenting, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

This past week I saw two different women pushing crying babies in their prams.  One woman was walking around the shops with her baby crying and crying as she talked on her phone, trying to get her little one to sleep without having to hold or feed her. I wanted to cry for that baby who just wanted [...]

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An Argument For “Comfort Breastfeeding”

2017-07-24T09:36:28+00:00 June 14th, 2014|Attachment Parenting, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

"He is just breastfeeding for comfort." "You really do not have to feed him again, he is just looking for comfort." "She is not really hungry, just feeding for comfort." Many of us have heard (or read) these words... Almost daily I hear from women who have been told that they should not breastfeed their baby [...]

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Do Babies and Toddlers Really Need To Breastfeed So Frequently? Fifteen Reasons Your Child Wants To Breastfeed…

2017-07-24T09:36:29+00:00 December 29th, 2013|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

No amount of research and scientific findings could ever pinpoint every reason as to why babies and toddlers breastfeed frequently.  No amount of scientific exploration into the composition of breastmilk could grasp the variety of possible answers to the question, "why does my child breastfeed so much?" This is because breastfeeding is much more than [...]

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WHY THE MILK MEG WOULD LIKE TO BURN EVERY BABY TRAINING BOOK IN EXISTENCE…

2017-07-24T09:36:30+00:00 November 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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Breastfeeding In Your Ergo…The Why And How With An Instructional Video From Meg

2017-07-24T09:36:31+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Attachment Parenting, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

When a La Leche League Leader (volunteer breastfeeding counsellor) taught me how to breastfeed while wearing my baby in a sling, my world changed. I could actually get up and do things while breastfeeding! Amazing! After we have our babies we often have to concentrate so hard on breastfeeding. We have to sit up in [...]

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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+00:00 June 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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Why is The Milk Meg Anti Cry It Out?

2017-07-24T09:36:31+00:00 May 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 Breastfeeding Mum’s Boobie Wisdom…and Why Actions Speak Louder Than Words!

2017-07-24T09:36:31+00:00 March 4th, 2013|Breastfeeding in Public, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Every mum across the world has at some point or another received advice, whether it was requested or not!  In many (if not most) parts of the world women are surrounded and taught by other women.  Women see each other and learn from each other when they first menstruate, go through pregnancy, give birth, breastfeed…all [...]

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Various Breastfeeding Positions. Or As I Like to Call it…

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00 February 25th, 2013|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

Creative Breastfeeding!  Here I am breastfeeding in the classic, "cradle hold". I will never forget the pain and exhaustion I felt when I had mastitis. My middle boy was born one month early and although he latched on no problem, he would tire quickly and I would be left with an extremely engorged breast. I had [...]

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I’m On Empty! I Need More Milk!…Maybe?!

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00 February 11th, 2013|Low Supply and Relactation, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

The stressed out mamma! Help! I think my baby is  starving!                                                                                                 "Do I have enough milk?" "I think my milk has dried up" "Is my baby getting enough?" "I think I have to supplement" Mums from all over the world have the same questions and concerns, and it can drive us nutso with worry! As [...]

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My Baby the Puke Machine…Is All This Spit-Up Normal?!

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Baby Reflux and Spitting Up, Tips to Settle Your Baby|

  Another example on this blog of my exceptional artwork. I have had quite a few questions recently about puking babies.  "My baby won't stop puking! My baby projectile vomited all over me! My baby spits up constantly!"  As I gather more information from people I usually see that even though their babies have been spitting up or vomiting, [...]

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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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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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The Nighttime Breastfeed (otherwise known as the huge right boob)

2017-07-24T09:36:32+00:00 November 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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