Breastfeeding

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5 Tips For Breastfeeding In Public

While it’s easy to say that mothers should be able to breastfeed anywhere, anytime, it can be a bit daunting breastfeeding in public spaces. Especially in the early days.

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Family

Larissa Waters Breastfeeding – The No Win Situation For Women

Larissa Waters Breastfeeding In Parliament Shows the No Win Situation For Mothers   Larissa Waters does yet another breastfeeding first https://t.co/A5a18083VE pic.twitter.com/BXMh7vYH5M — Karen Barlow (@KJBar) June 22, 2017   First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion…

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Product Reviews

Maternity Sale Nursing Dress Review (Video Review)

I know "they" say horizontal stripes aren’t flattering! But I did a little research and apparently horizontal stripes are fine as long as they're narrow stripes. The stripes on this dress from Maternity Sale are narrow enough that it’s almost difficult to focus on.

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Baby Articles

Breastfeeding Mother Asked To Leave By Kmart Store Manager

  A Queensland mother was allegedly told to leave a Kmart store on Saturday, by a store manager, for breastfeeding her 3 month old son. A group have organised a “Flash Mob” to raise awareness and show their support for breastfeeding mothers. What Really Happened There seems to be some…

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Baby Articles

Stupid Things People Say About Breastfeeding

I’m not sure if it’s because I breastfed my kids for an exceptionally long time (Nearly 8 years in total!!!) so people had plenty of time to comment on it. Or if it’s because I have “Hey, please tell me how to parent” stamped on my forehead.

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Baby Articles

Lansinoh Breastfeeding Gift Pack

When my son was first born I didn’t really know much about breastfeeding. I knew I wanted to breastfeed, though I didn’t really think much about it. I didn’t do any breastfeeding classes, or even read much about breastfeeding. I’d figured that breastfeeding would be just like giving birth –…

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Baby Articles

Pinky McKay Is One of my Favourite People

It’s totally a fan letter. It’s weird because obviously she doesn’t know me, but I feel like she’s been there for me for years. She’s been my backup. My support team. My cheerleader. She’s been a source of wisdom to me.

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Family

Learning to Accept Help

I find it hard to accept help. I’ve never been very good at it. I am a proud person and hate feeling “needy”. I am the eldest of 6 kids and learned fairly early that I needed to be independent and self sufficient;

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Family

Weaning My 4 Year Old – For Reals This Time

You could say I’m an expert on weaning. I should be, I’ve been doing it for the last 2 years. I’ve spent more time trying to wean my daughter than I've spent just breastfeeding her.

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Family

Breastfeeding is Different For Everyone

Here ends another World Breastfeeding Week for me. I cannot believe I’m still breastfeeding. I really thought last year was going to be the very last time I celebrated World Breastfeeding Week as a nursing mother.

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Family

7 Attachment Parenting Myths

There is a lot of myths and misunderstandings about what Attachment Parenting is and how it works - usually from people who haven't really looked into what Attachment Parenting is or how it works.

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Family

Breaking Down the Attachment Parenting Baby Bs

I’ve heard people say things like “I basically do attachment parenting, except I don’t breastfeed” or “I like the idea of Attachment Parenting, but I don’t feel comfortable with bed sharing”. That’s could still Attachment Parenting!

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Baby Articles

Why Fed IS Best

So apparently there’s some controversy behind the simple statement: Fed is Best. It’s a take on “breast is best” and in three little words it acknowledges all the different way we can feed our babies that might be best for our circumstances: breastfed, formula fed, tube fed, mix fed, cross…

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Product Reviews

Nathalie Zip Nursing Dress By Queen Bee Review

his is possibly one of the most versatile dresses I’ve ever owned. I wish I’d had it when I first had my babies - or while I was pregnant - because I can see how incredibly useful this dress would be to go from maternity, nursing and even a bit…

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Family

How To Support Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is natural and had kept the human race going since the beginning to time, but that's not to say that it's easy and something we all just pick up easily the first time we do it. It's a skill that both mother and baby have to learn.

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Family

Medela – “Motherhood is different for everybody”

I was recently involved in filming a clip for Medela - "Motherhood is different for everybody". I was so nervous with filming that it sounds like I was about to cry and I discovered I'm not destined for a life in television given how utterly wigged out I was by…

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Family

Breastfeeding A Preschooler – Common Questions and Concerns

My littlest turned 4 years old a couple of weeks ago, a birthday milestone that filled me with more dread than I could put into words. I was feeling very apprehensive about the fact that I have still not managed to wean her and so I would now be breastfeeding…

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Lifestyle

Maternity Wear Tips and Recommendations

You don’t necessarily need to buy a whole new wardrobe to accommodate pregnancy and breastfeeding, nor do you need to buy maternity or nursing specific clothing. There are many different ways you can use regular clothes throughout these phases of your life.

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Family

My Last World Breastfeeding Week While Breastfeeding

It’s occurred to me this is my very last “World Breastfeeding Week” as a breastfeeding mother. With any luck my youngest will be weaned soon, and even though in my heart I would like another baby, I know there’s a really strong possibility that our daughter is our last child…

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Mother Banned From Breastfeeding Because of Tattoo

A NSW Family Court has overturned Federal Circuit Court Judge Matthew Myers' decision to grant an injunction to stop a mother from breastfeeding her son. The father of the baby raised concerns about the baby’s safety after the mother got a tattoo last month.

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Family

Destination Parenthood

Parenthood. The name has so many meanings – and means something different for each and every one of us. It is a difficult, rewarding and an amazing experience, often all at the same time. Life however is not unfulfilling if you do not have kids.

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Family

Things I Swore I’d Never Do As A Mum

Before I actually had kids I had all sorts of ideas about the type of mum I wanted to be. I wasn’t going to let having kids change my life, or change the type of person I was, and my kids were going to be well behaved, well dressed and…

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Baby Articles

Oh, For The Love of Brelfies

For those of you who haven't heard it's a term to describe pictures of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Selfies. Brelfies.

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Baby Articles

Expressing in public

Kidspot recently published an article titled “How to express when out and about" but what the piece was about was whether or not a person should express while out, not anything about how to. If I was going to write a “How to" about expressing in public it would read:

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Baby Articles

Eco Mum’s Breast Milk Booster

My 3 month old baby boy is doing beautifully! He is feeding like a champion and sleeping like an angel. I am very blessed. That being said, a few weeks ago I noticed that my milk was not 'letting down' as often as it used to and that there was…

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Family

Why I’m About to Breastfeed a 3 Year Old… Again.

Tomorrow my daughter turns 3. Holy moly. I don’t even know how that happened. I swear she was only born 5 minutes ago. Her language development in the last month has been incredible, she’s catching up in leaps and bounds, talking constantly and proving herself to be a very clever.

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Product Reviews

Hotmilk Nursing Bra Review

I have to say I was thrilled to receive a Hot Milk "Mystery Nursing Bra" to review, I’ve heard so much about them from other people, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to try one myself.

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Feeding

Alcohol and breastfeeding

It’s that time of year again. A time for getting together, celebrating and having barbeques on barmy summer nights; for some people that means enjoying a glass of wine or an ice cold beer alongside good food and good company. But what does this mean for you if you’re currently…

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Feeding

“I Support Formula Feeding If…”

Something has been on my mind for a while and it’s something that, as a woman, a mother and as a person who has a pair of breasts, is very important to me. Saying “I support formula feeding IF” is just as bad as saying “I support breastfeeding BUT”. I…

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Baby Articles

Breastfeeding in Australia needs to grow up

There are more than a billion monthly active users of Facebook, 500 million tweets are sent every day and overall nearly 40% of humans are able to access the internet. Until this year women sharing images of their children breastfeeding were at risk of having their photographs reported for obscenity…

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Baby Articles

Proudly Raising Dependent Children

I’m raising dependent children. No, that’s not a typo. I know that independent children is supposed to be the thing that parents want to achieve, but it’s really the last thing I want to do. Like, literally the last thing I do as a parent will be when my child…

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Children Articles

7 Tips for Gently Weaning a Toddler

My daughter is 2 and for me that signifies the end of “demand feeding”. I did the same with my son, after 2 years old of breastfeeding him on he was gently restricted to only feeding at home, at night, in bed. This sounds so easily done, 2 years of…

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Nurse-In at Westmead Children’s Hospital

Tomorrow (6th of June 2014) between 1pm-2pm Lactivists Australia are hosting a Nurse-In at Westmead’s Children’s Hospital after a mother, Alison Smith, was told by staff in the sibling childcare centre of the hospital that she couldn’t breastfeed her crying child there – she was told she would bother the…

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Children Articles

Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy

So, there’s this women in the UK who’s breastfeeding her 5 year old. Her picture is all over social media. People have been commenting “That’s sick!” “There’s no nutritional value!” “Who is it for, the mum or the child?!” and so on

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Feeding

Breastfeeding is not a Piece of Cake

Breastfeeding is not a piece of cake, but there are similarities. The year my daughter turned two it took me three days to construct her birthday cake. It was a beautiful white chocolate mud cake with a fondant farm yard, inspired by something I saw by Martha Stewart. It didn’t…

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Feeding

Reason’s my Toddler wants to Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is like a favourite snack, a cuddle with Mumma and the comfort of sucking all rolled into one, so it’s no wonder that my toddler wants to feed often, but yesterday walking home from dropping her big brother off at school she lifted up her arm to show me…

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Dr Christian’s Embarrassing Comments

Dr Christian Jessen is quoted in the magazine as saying: “Breast milk boosts a baby’s immune system, but only for the first six months. After that, it has no effect. As long as they child is having a healthy diet, there’s no harm in breastfeeding. But breastfed older children risk…

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Baby Articles

When Breast Isn’t Best

There was a few other issues leading to her suicide, including PND and having lost a baby in the past, but according to her husband, Chris Bingley "The hospital seemed only to focus on the breastfeeding issue, not the mental health one. That’s the breastfeeding lobby for you."

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Feeding

Nursing Aversion: Tandem Feeding

Nursing Aversion: The toe-curling, blood-boiling, rip-your-hair-out, bite-the-back-of-your-hand and want-to-go-running-down-the-street-screaming feeling that you may get when your toddler asks for the boobies

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Paid to Breastfeed

Under a pilot scheme in the UK, mothers will be paid to breastfeed their own babies.Mothers involved in the initial trial will be paid $340 in food vouchers in instalments at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months if they continue to breastfeed

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Toddler Articles

To Doctor Blank on World Breastfeeding Week

After a few days of wondering how to best approach a response to an incident which took place – ironically on August 1st, which was Day 1 of World Breastfeeding Week, I’ve decided to rather than address the doctor himself, because I doubt it would make any difference anyway, I’ve…

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The BIG Latch on 2013

"The Big Latch on” will be held at hundreds of sites around the world, with mother’s breastfeeding for one minute.

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Royal Baby Watching

After reading about the history of breasting in the British monarchy I started to wonder how much choice and freedom will Kate and Will have to decide how they parent their own baby.

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Pregnancy Articles

Still A Person

Okay, I'm just going to say to - I hate being pregnant. It has nothing to do with the tiny baby about to be brought into the world, that part I love. The journey to getting him here, that part sucks! Basically, everyone has an opinion and will voice it,…

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Feeding

“Ban The Bottle” – A Formula For Disaster

In Venezuela, law-makers will be discussing legislation which would deny parents access to formula, with exceptions including mothers with limited milk supply or in the case of the death of the mother.

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Feeding

Breastfeeding

The slogan is “Breast is best”, but more accurately “breast milk is best”. Because some mothers do experience genuine difficulties breastfeeding – breast is not best if for whatever reason your baby is not being sustained by breast feeding, or breastfeeding alone. However sometimes Doctors, Childrens Health Nurses, Midwifes do…

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Nurse In at KB Thai

Nurse In at  KB Thai On Friday 10th of May, Bruce Sands posted this message on KB Thai, a restaurant on the Woy Woy, NSW, Facebook Page: According to Bruce’s message his wife, Ling Sands, was breastfeeding their three month old baby at KB Thai restaurant, a staff member had approached them and…

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Baby Articles

Mother Gives Baby A Blanket – Breastfeeding in Public

Imagine you’re a mum who has a baby, who is kept warm with a blanket, and you take baby and her blanket out in public all the time. How would this affect you? Or impact your choices about whether or not you use a blanket? Or if your a mother…

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Feeding

Jasper’s Breastfeeding Story

Sharing My Breastfeeding Story When he was handed to me, and after a few minutes I asked if I was “allowed” to feed him, as though I needed permission,

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Feeding

CupCake’s Breastfeeding Story

This is my gorgeous CC. 4 days old, so sleepy and yellow. When I was pregnant I daydreamed about the beautiful bond I would create with my perfect little person through breastfeeding. Of course everyone says it’s hard, it’s challenging, it’s not easy for everyone… But surely for me… I…

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Baby Articles

To Nurse to Sleep or to Not…

There’s all this silly controversy in the baby world of debaters and ‘experts’. The attachment parents (AP) say, ‘nurse your baby to sleep‘. The anti-AP (Is there a term for these people?)

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Feeding

Human Breast Milk Donations…

Human Breast Milk Donations A few years ago, I read in the news about an ice cream shop in the UK that was selling ice cream made from human breastmilk for something like $25 a pop.  At the time, Margo had just been born and I had already been breastfeeding…

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Parenting Articles

Satellite Cafe Nurse In – No Apology

Satellite Cafe Nurse In – No Apology The turn out was great, a lot of mums, dads, beautiful babies and toddlers, members of the community and media came out to Satellite Cafe this morning to show their support to Reagan Matthews who was discriminated against by the owner of this…

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Nurse In At Satellite Cafe

Yesterday in Sydney, in a Newtown Café, a mother was asked by a staff member to stop breastfeeding her baby following complaints made by other patrons.

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Feeding

Extended Breastfeeding

Extended Breastfeeding Or as I like to call it – breastfeeding. A part of me felt very sad one day reading online a mother was talking about how her family didn’t approve of her “extending breastfeeding” and then revealed her baby was in fact only 9 months old. Without at…

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Feeding

Breastfeeding in Public

I know this whole “Breastfeeding in public” thing has just kept bubbling away on social media and I do apologise to those who are a bit over hearing about it because I’m going to bring it up again.

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