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Lisa’s Journey

Mum’s Journey: 10 Weeks Old, Time for a Routine?
10 months ago

Mum’s Journey: 10 Weeks Old, Time for a Routine?

In my last post, I said I was ready for routine. This was me thinking that I wanted Sophie to be feeding every four hours and sleeping through the night… I’d read a couple of “those books!” Read More

Mum’s Journey: 9 Weeks Old and We’re Back on Track!
10 months ago

Mum’s Journey: 9 Weeks Old and We’re Back on Track!

Two weeks have passed since Katie confirmed my suspicions as to why Sophie’s feeding had changed. Since then I have also been back at the pump, filling her up.

The workload has increased, but I don’t mind. Now, I have a contented bubba who sleeps easier! Read More

Mum’s Journey: Let’s Talk About Poo
10 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Let’s Talk About Poo

It still amazes be how much time with a baby is spent talking about and looking at poo! People had warned me pre-kids that this would happen but the interest I take is on the next level. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Week-7 Home Visit, Windy, Unsettled, Sleepy on the Breast and Frothy Stools!
10 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Week-7 Home Visit, Windy, Unsettled, Sleepy on the Breast and Frothy Stools!

Poor Lisa! Things seem to have taken a backwards step again since she reduced the top ups of expressed breast milk. Lisa describes Sophie as being windy, farty, burpy, unsettled and once again having frothy stools! Read More

Mum’s Journey: 5 Weeks 5 Days Old, Katie’s Thoughts on Getting Back on Track with Breastfeeding
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey: 5 Weeks 5 Days Old, Katie’s Thoughts on Getting Back on Track with Breastfeeding

It was great to speak to Lisa in person for the first time in 2 weeks. Hearing her voice reassured me that she was doing OK. It’s hard not to think about or worry for your clients as their lactation consultant! Read More

Mum’s Journey: Days 29-34, Weight Gains, at Last!
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Days 29-34, Weight Gains, at Last!

Following is a conversation between Medela Mum Lisa and our lactation consultant, Katie. This conversation took place between 29-34 days after the birth of Lisa’s daughter, Sophie. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Day 27, Finally Back to Birth Weight!
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Day 27, Finally Back to Birth Weight!

Following is a conversation between Medela Mum Lisa and our lactation consultant, Katie. This conversation took place about 27 days after the birth of Lisa’s daughter, Sophie. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Day 26, Triple Feeding!
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Day 26, Triple Feeding!

Following is a conversation between new mum Lisa and our lactation consultant, Katie. This conversation took place about 26 days after the birth of Lisa’s daughter, Sophie. We hope that you find it useful as you continue your own breastfeeding journey. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Days 21 – 24, Still Not Back to Birthweight!
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Days 21 – 24, Still Not Back to Birthweight!

Lisa sent me a text 2 days after we had last spoken and implemented the plan to help increase Sophie’s milk intake: Read More

Mum’s Journey, Day 19: Addressing Baby Weight Gain Concerns
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 19: Addressing Baby Weight Gain Concerns

I received a phone call from Lisa when Sophie was 19 days old. Lisa had just been to see the maternal child health nurse 3 days before and found out that Sophie was not gaining weight quite as planned.

Lisa was feeling understandably upset, worried and a bit deflated at the thought that Sophie was not taking enough from the breast. Read More