Underestimated Ways To Support Breastfeeding

Underestimated Ways To Support Breastfeeding

Whilst some mothers face complex breastfeeding challenges like tongue tie and insufficient glandular tissue, in my experience the most common barriers to breastfeeding are much more simple.

I think there is an underestimated kind of breastfeeding support that everyone can offer, even if you are not a professional or a breastfeeding expert, and even if you didn’t breastfeed yourself.

So whether you are a grandmother, friend, partner or professional supporting a Newborn Mother with normal breastfeeding, here are a few of my slightly left-field suggestions!

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Holidays With Baby - That Are Actually Holidays!

Holidays With Baby - That Are Actually Holidays!

Have you ever felt like a holiday with small children is… not exactly a holiday? Sure the kids might have fun but you are parenting without your support network or the equipment and toys you usually rely on. Negotiating jet lag and long distance travel only increase to the not-exactly-a-holiday vibe. Add sleep deprivation, homesickness and the inevitability of someone getting ill and sometimes it feels like you should have just stayed home.

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Podcast - Episode 6 - Interview With Antonia Anderson

Podcast - Episode 6 - Interview With Antonia Anderson

This episode is part of a series of interviews to answer the question "what does a doula actually do!?" I am often asked by people who want to be doulas how it all works, so I've found some people working as doulas to tell us what a week in their life looks like. This episode features Antonia Anderson, a doula based in the Canberra, ACT, Australia. You can find out more about Antonia at http://peacefulpostnatal.com.au/

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Podcast - Episode 5 - Interview With Kirrah Stewart

Podcast - Episode 5 - Interview With Kirrah Stewart

This episode is part of a series of interviews to answer the question "what does a doula actually do!?" I am often asked by people who want to be doulas how it all works, so I've found some people working as doulas to tell us what a week in their life looks like. This episode features Kirrah Stewart, an experienced doula based in the Northern Rivers region of Northern NSW, Australia. You can find out more about Kirrah at www.doulawisdom.com

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Podcast - Episode 4 - Interview With Jo Hogan

Podcast - Episode 4 - Interview With Jo Hogan

This episode is part of a series of interviews to answer the question "what does a doula actually do!?" I am often asked by people who want to be doulas how it all works, so I've found some people working as doulas to tell us what a week in their life looks like. This episode features Jo Hogan, a doula and massage therapist in Auckland, New Zealand. You can find out more about Jo at www.bellamama.co.nz

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A Holiday With My Husband!

A Holiday With My Husband!

Many mums, myself included, feel guilty for leaving their children in care for anything other than work for money. It's ok to have childcare for your paid job, in fact it's even encouraged with rebates, but it's not socially acceptable to leave your child in care if you need to catch up on sleep or have a massage or reconnect with your partner.

But last week I had the opportunity to test my pre-conceived notions about childcare - I won a 5 day cruise!

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I'm Hiring A Project Manager

I'm Hiring A Project Manager

I’m looking for a Project Manager to create an overall plan for the launch, keep track of all the moving pieces and manage me and my team to ensure we meet our goals with minimum stress. Read more if you think you might be the person for the job.

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