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I recently had a consultation with someone who has received some very outdated and simply incorrect advice from her health care professionals.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

 0

Milk Meg Video: How can I stop breastfeeding over-night?!

2019-05-13T17:08:13+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 Boobin’ With The [...]

 0

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 [...]

 0

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 [...]

 0

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

2019-02-01T12:12:26+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 [...]

 0

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 [...]

 0

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 [...]

 0

Why can’t she make enough breastmilk for her baby?

2019-06-06T10:01:18+10:00November 1st, 2017|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

This post is something I have been thinking about for a long time and feel as though it's time for a discussion about low milk supply as it is desperately needed and long overdue. There are a few things that I repeatedly see written in comments on Facebook...including my own page (unfortunately). These include: "You [...]

 0

How to get a better latch! The exaggerated latch or “flipple” breastfeeding technique…

2019-05-14T09:23:10+10:00April 27th, 2016|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

As I discuss here in this video, most babies will latch on the best when they are supported to self-attach on their own, with the mother in the "laid-back" breastfeeding position, or self-attachment in the "koala" hold. Here is a baby self-attaching in the laid-back position: But what about [...]

 0

9 Reasons you should keep breastfeeding your child to sleep…

2019-05-16T19:52:25+10:00February 17th, 2016|Sleep Challenges|

*Just a little note to start with. When I say, "SHOULD breastfeed to sleep at night." I am not talking about the babies who naturally just don't fall asleep breastfeeding or those who find that it just doesn't work for them. Don't worry, your kid is still normal even if they don't fall asleep at the [...]

 0

My sister’s return to work…and how it represents everything wrong about mothers “having it all”.

2018-10-15T06:52:31+10:00January 21st, 2016|Common Breastfeeding Challenges|

I stood there crying at the sink as I washed my dishes last night. "I can't believe my sister has to return to work after just 2 months! IT'S NOT FAIR!" I said just like a five year old little girl stomping her foot in protest. Society...I want to throat punch you. It is because [...]

 0

And then you were done…An open letter to my 3 year old, almost weaned, youngest little boy…

2017-07-24T09:36:26+10:00November 30th, 2015|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Toddlers|

I could never really believe that you were going to be my final baby. But I know now. I know as I wrap you up in my arms. As I make up little apple slices for your snack. As I hold your hand to cross the street. And as I bring you to my breast. [...]

 0

Should I just give up? What to do when breastfeeding is really hard…

2019-02-08T12:21:29+10:00May 26th, 2015|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Low Supply and Relactation|

It’s the most heartbreaking and most difficult question for me to answer, “Should I just give up? How long should I keep doing this…waiting for breastfeeding to just happen easily? Will it ever work? What can I do when breastfeeding is really hard?” There are many different situations where a woman might ask herself [...]

 0

Why Our Breastfed Babies and Toddlers Wake So Frequently…

2019-05-10T14:12:44+10:00October 14th, 2014|Attachment Parenting, Sleep Challenges|

**This is an excerpt from my book, "Boobin' All Day...Boobin' All Night. A Gentle Approach To Sleep For Breastfeeding Families." Click here to find out more or to order. Sleep deprivation is something every mother understands. Being pushed to the brink of insanity from frequent night waking, that feeling of being woken [...]

 1

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 [...]

 0

Breastfeeding My Two Year Old…And Why Gentle Weaning Is Not Just About “When He Is Ready”.

2019-05-10T14:15:17+10:00August 4th, 2014|Breastfeeding Toddlers, Weaning|

"Many times I have heard mothers say, 'I will wean him when he is ready to stop'.  This sounds beautiful and I do agree to a certain extent but don't get me wrong...weaning a child is not just about them.  Breastfeeding is a relationship..." Yes. I am "still" breastfeeding. It's quite [...]

 0

Attachment Parenting Triplets! Breastfeeding To Natural Term, Co-Sleeping And Baby-Wearing!

2017-07-24T09:36:28+10:00July 16th, 2014|Attachment Parenting, Breastfeeding Triplets|

š"I never expressed and bottle fed. It was always me doing co- sleeping and breast feeding.” Jess is pretty much my attachment parenting idol.  She has done attachment parenting with all six of her children, including her triplets!  Jess said, "I never knew that it was attachment parent back then. But I felt strong instincts [...]

 0

To The Man Who Called Me A, “Whiny, Judgmental Cow”…

2017-07-24T09:36:28+10:00June 28th, 2014|Creative Breastfeeding|

So...today was interesting. I posted something on my Facebook page today. Here is the post I wrote... After getting over 100 comments (the vast majority positive) I ended up having to ban three people from my page and then had to delete the post all together! They were angry and upset and had no interest [...]

 0

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 [...]

 0