Firstly, let me share a little about my breastfeeding journey the first time around with Christie. As a first-time mum, I struggled the first two weeks with breastfeeding and latching done correctly so that it would be comfortable for both of us.
Throughout my pregnancy, we have been speaking to our first born, Christie, about what’s happening. We explained how my tummy will be growing and how she will soon have a baby brother. We explained to her the process of when it’s time to have the baby, what’s going to happen, what her role will be and where she will be when it all happens.
Not every new mother has considered breastfeeding their baby, but, if you can, I say, why not?
There are so many articles on the Internet outlining the reasons why we should breastfeed our child. My own research showed me that breastmilk contains ideal nutrients for infants as it has the perfect mix of vitamins, protein and fat, which helps your baby grow. I also discovered that breastmilk is easy for bub to digest compared to infant formula, which is great to know.
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.
Hello, I’m Georgina of Wool and Willow, a 2nd time round Mumma to our gorgeous little boy, Andrew. I also have a daughter Christie who is almost four years old now.
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.
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.
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.