We like to introduce you to new mum, Livia. She’s a Sydney-based mama and beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Over the next few months, she will be sharing her pregnancy and breastfeeding journey as a first time mum to the beautiful baby Jordan.
A big congratulations to Medela mum, Kim, for reaching her 12-month breastfeeding goal with the gorgeous Coby! Thank you for sharing your journey with us and other Aussie mums.
Sleep deprivation! Ask any new parent and they will probably tell you about the lack of sleep that they are getting. At this point in your life, you are so tired that you can hardly string a sentence together. You probably even understand why sleep deprivation is a form of torture!
So, what is normal when it comes to infant sleep? In order to answer the question of what is “normal,” we need to start by looking at what your baby can and can’t do from a developmental perspective.
I’m about to tell you something so amazing that it will blow your mind. So, hold on and get ready for a wild ride!
We just passed six solid months of breastfeeding, with the addition of solids in the past three weeks to help Bobby gain weight.
Speaking of which, I really struggle with those growth charts that the MCHN has. We are all made so differently! All four of my boys have been on the petite side of the charts, which, apparently, is a cause for concern.
So, what exactly is a birth and breastfeeding plan? For many mums, the thought of their impending birth and breastfeeding relationship can bring up all sorts of emotions from anxiety and fear to excitement and wonder.
Joseph and I have always had a strong teamwork mentality when it comes to breastfeeding. We are both very pro-the-melon and both believe in my “anytime, anywhere” view.
Obviously, he can’t psychically breastfeed, but, he always tries to assist me where ever possible. This has been especially true in those first few months when it feels like all you do is feed.
Coby turned 7-months-old recently and we marked this milestone with a trip to the USA with my Mum. I’m trying to make the most of my maternity leave and accompanying Mum to her friend’s memorial service was special for both of us.
Where do I start? Well, the truth of the matter is that we shouldn’t have to talk about breastfeeding to raise awareness.
I hope that many of you reading this support all mums and make them feel empowered in their decisions when it comes to feeding and nourishing the little humans we are responsible for keeping alive. Unless we keep talking about breastfeeding, it will never become normal and people will never change their attitudes.
Did you know that one in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85? In fact, fifty people are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer everyday in Australia in 2018.