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Mums Journey

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

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Baby Feeding Routines
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Baby Feeding Routines

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about baby feeding routines. They discuss whether to start your baby in a feeding routine, whether babies develop their own feeding routine in time and what is important in that first month after birth in order to ensure mum’s achieve and maintain a good breast milk supply.
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Feeding a New Baby and Getting Out and About
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Feeding a New Baby and Getting Out and About

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about getting out and about for appointments with a breastfeeding baby. They discuss how a new mum can time breastfeeds so that she can do everything still for her daughter.
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Entertaining a Toddler While Feeding a Newborn
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Entertaining a Toddler While Feeding a Newborn

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about how to manage breastfeeding and a toddler who needs lots of attention all at once!
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Comfort Feeding
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Comfort Feeding

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about frequent sucking and feeding at the breast and why babies need to do this in order to establish breast milk and breastfeeding.
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Talking About Night and Daytime Breastfeeding
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Talking About Night and Daytime Breastfeeding

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about normal newborn sleep patterns and why babies often feed more frequently at night in the early days.
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Engorgement and Feeding on One Side
11 months ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Engorgement and Feeding on One Side

In this video, lactation consultant, Katie, talks with new mum Lisa about engorgement and breast fullness. They discuss how to cope with breastfeeding challenges like flat nipples from engorgement. They also talk about baby Sophie’s feeding on one side only.
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Lisa’s First Visit with a Lactation Consultant
12 months ago

Lisa’s First Visit with a Lactation Consultant

Beautiful baby Sophie and Lisa met me at the door with a bouncing excited newly big sister Anna. Lisa told me that the feeding had been going better overnight since she was able to soften the left breast by expressing her milk. At the same time, she was still finding the feeding sore and not sure if Sophie was draining the milk properly. Read More

What Lisa Learned from Her First Phone Call with a Lactation Consultant
12 months ago

What Lisa Learned from Her First Phone Call with a Lactation Consultant

I heard from Lisa on their first day after leaving hospital. I was thrilled to hear of Sophie’s arrival and that she had started breastfeeding at birth. Lisa then told me about her current feeding difficulties and how Sophie was not feeding off of her left breast as it was just too full. Read More