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Breastfeeding Lifestyle

What My Daughter’s Unconventional Birth Taught Me About the Kindness of Strangers
3 weeks ago

What My Daughter’s Unconventional Birth Taught Me About the Kindness of Strangers

On the 30th of January, earlier this year, the journey of my third child, our Lottie’s birth story began.

In short, she was in the breech position. I had been to 3 hospitals in 24 hrs. I had gone from one hospital to another by ambulance, sirens blazing. I had been told that I had a blood clot on my lungs and endured 20hrs of breech vaginal labour turned emergency c-section under a general anaesthetic. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Hang in There Mama… You Got This!
1 month ago

Mum’s Journey: Hang in There Mama… You Got This!

In this article, IVF Mum, Vanesa Puerta, weighs in on the stigma around breastfeeding and how having an online support group of other mums helped her through the long nights. Read More

7 Tips for Weaning Your Little One (#3 Makes Things SO Much Easier!)
1 month ago

7 Tips for Weaning Your Little One (#3 Makes Things SO Much Easier!)

Just like every mother and baby is different, every breastfeeding journey is different – and each journey begins and ends under unique circumstances. No matter what factors have gone into your decision to wean, know that it can be a very emotional time. You may feel relieved, sentimental, sad, or a combination of all these emotions. Read More

The Hum of the Breast Pump is the Soundtrack of My Life at the Moment!
3 months ago

The Hum of the Breast Pump is the Soundtrack of My Life at the Moment!

Medela has partnered with Roz Kelly, Australian sports presenter and second time Mama, for advice on returning to work whilst breastfeeding and what she has learned from the challenges she faced in the early days of breastfeeding. Read More

Giving Birth, Breastfeeding and Sex: Exploring Intimacy as a New Mum
5 months ago

Giving Birth, Breastfeeding and Sex: Exploring Intimacy as a New Mum

Intimacy can be a different experience for every mum and her partner after giving birth. Perhaps you can’t wait to be intimate again with your partner. Maybe the thought of sex makes you anxious. Or, maybe it’s the last thing on your mind! Regardless of how you feel, your body is still undergoing changes and all of these feelings are normal. Read More

Breastfeeding in the Real World: 7 Tips for Controlling Visitors
5 months ago

Breastfeeding in the Real World: 7 Tips for Controlling Visitors

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time for everyone… and it’s likely that the list of visitors wanting to meet your new little miracle will be long.

You also want to show off your baby. But, how do you navigate the influx of well-wishers while you and your baby are getting to know each other and learning to breastfeed? Read More

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Is it Safe to Drink While I’m Breastfeeding?
6 months ago

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Is it Safe to Drink While I’m Breastfeeding?

You haven’t had a drink of alcohol for nine months. You may have found abstaining from drinking while you are pregnant a walk in the park or you may have been counting down the days until you could pop the cork of the champagne bottle or unwind after a long day of feeding with a hard-earned glass of wine. Read More

Postnatal Anxiety: Should I Be Worried?
8 months ago

Postnatal Anxiety: Should I Be Worried?

The information in this article is not intended to replace medical expertise. If you are concerned for yourself, or a loved one, please call lifeline, dial 000 or consult with your medical practitioner.

You may have heard about postnatal depression (PND) and the baby blues, but, did you know that perinatal anxiety and post-natal anxiety (PNA) is also very common? Up to half of people with antenatal anxiety also have antenatal depression. Read More

Understanding Baby Sleep Patterns: What’s “Normal” Anyway?
8 months ago

Understanding Baby Sleep Patterns: What’s “Normal” Anyway?

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. Read More

For Breastfeeding Awareness Week, We’re Supporting the McGrath Foundation… Here’s How You Can Help
11 months ago

For Breastfeeding Awareness Week, We’re Supporting the McGrath Foundation… Here’s How You Can Help

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. Read More