How Do You Know When You Should Stop Breastfeeding?

For me, I wanted to finish lots of times, but I felt it was my duty to breastfeed as long as I could. Not everyone feels that way, and that’s ok. This is just my story. I didn’t feel like I could stop breastfeeding any more than I could suddenly decide to stop changing nappies […]

“Facebook Punished Me For Trying To Help Breastfeeders” – Kerryn’s Story

Breastfeeders in Australia suffered a huge setback this week.  Kerryn Gill-Rich, one of our support group’s most active administrators and prolific commenters received a Facebook ban for sharing links to a Nipple Blanching (Vasospasm) article on the Kellymon website.  After repeatedly pleading for common sense from the Facebook team, her case has been closed.  It […]

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 […]

Milk Production – What All Breastfeeders Need To Know by Maureen Minchin

Maureen Minchin BA(Hons), MA (Melb), TSTC is a medical historian and health educator, and author of Milk Matters.  She is all that, AND she is an active contributor in our Breastfeeders in Australia community on Facebook.  Maureen recently sent me this post and asked me to share it far and wide, so I’m uploading it […]

Member Story – The Boob Job Risk That People Forget About

Elective breast surgery is risky.  Actually, any surgery is risky.  But weighing up the risks versus benefits for an elective surgery is not as straightforward as when the surgery is essential for your survival.  Many women, particularly those who are planning to start or grow their family after the surgery, feel that they negate the […]