I am constantly going on about how frequent night-waking (especially for breastfed children) is normal. The biocultural and biological norm. However I do also talk about how there are many different reasons that a baby's night-waking could be deemed "abnormal". Regardless of what is happening culturally around the child or what human babies do naturally, [...]
Your child is not “protesting”…they are crying. The language sleep trainers use and the damage it causes.
(*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 sleep. There are many [...]
Dear Health Care Professional, Did you know that so many of us in the health field are failing breastfeeding women and their babies? It's happened so many times now since I started my private practice as an IBCLC. I cannot even begin to guess how often I've heard variations of the same heartbreaking story. A [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]