Breastfeeding A Baby With Kidney Failure – Amanda’s Story

When Lucy was nearly 11 months old, she was diagnosed with kidney failure, and her mum Amanda had to stop breastfeeding cold turkey.  Lucy is now 18 months old.  Amanda has been exclusively pumping since the diagnosis, because not only are the majority of formulas on the market unsuitable for a baby with kidney failure, […]

Natural Term Weaning Update #3

Our weaning journey is coming along smoothly with Mr 5.  He has come from having 2 absolutely vitally necessary breastfeeds every morning and every night to one last night, one two nights before that, one that morning, and I’m not sure when the one was before that. He never breastfeeds for more than 10 seconds, […]

Breastfeeding & Returning To Work (Guest Post)

Fiona Morrison blogs over at the Mumma Morrison website.  She is a first time mum to “Starfish”.  She is a teacher, writer and (her words!) an oversharer.  She loves writing to help other mums in their motherhood journey, and she has recently returned to work.  Fi kindly wrote a guest post for us, to offer […]

Can Anabella Live Up To The Hype?

My newsfeed has been flooded today with a video about “Anabella”, a new kind of breast pump.  The video comes from Indiegogo, which is a crowd-funding website that help people raise money to kick start their projects.  In this case, Senia Waldberg from Tel Aviv, Israel, wanted to return to work, but it would appear […]

Annual Breastfeeding Education For Nurses

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the local Annual Breastfeeding Education seminar with the Child & Family Health Nursing Services at Maitland Hospital, NSW.  The seminar was presented by the Breastfeeding Interest Group – that’s right, there is a team dedicated to making sure our local Community and Family Health Services Nurses have relevant […]

My Stance On Tongue Ties

People often ask me what my thoughts are on tongue ties – specifically whether or not I think they are over-diagnosed, whether I think they are a fad, and what I think of professionals who deny their existence. Well here it is. Some people are tied and some people are not.  We should have professionals […]

3 Things To Say To Someone Who Is Worried About Their Milk Supply

It can be hard to know how to support someone who is having concerns about their milk supply. You may be aware that a lack of milk supply is actually very rare, but hearing that when you’re worried you’re not making enough can feel dismissive too. On the flipside, going on a long-winded explanation about […]