Image

Breastfeeding Help

Celebrating My Better Half and His Contribution to My Breastfeeding Journey
8 months ago

Celebrating My Better Half and His Contribution to My Breastfeeding Journey

I have often talked about the challenges and triumphs of breastfeeding my two daughters. That said, I have not talked much about the person who encouraged, supported and soothed me along the way – my husband Tim. In many ways, he made it all possible! Read More

The Importance of Partners in the Support Networks of Australian Mums
8 months ago

The Importance of Partners in the Support Networks of Australian Mums

Medela recently commissioned a survey with over 7,800 respondents. The survey provided insights into the support network for Australian mums and the role of their partner. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Winter Germs Make for Fussy Babies
9 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Winter Germs Make for Fussy Babies

This week, I was very stressed out! Sophie wouldn’t feed, either from me directly or from a bottle of expressed breast milk. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Help! My 3.5-Month-Old is Refusing to Breastfeed
9 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Help! My 3.5-Month-Old is Refusing to Breastfeed

A phone call from Lisa came through and I could tell all was not well. Lisa explained that Sophie had not been feeding at the breast very well for the last two days. In addition, she had started to refuse bottles of expressed breast milk too! Read More

Mum’s Journey: Breastfeeding is Sometimes Difficult, but, it’s Always Worth it!
9 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Breastfeeding is Sometimes Difficult, but, it’s Always Worth it!

Even before giving birth, I knew that the health benefits of breastfeeding were going to make me determined to give it my best shot. However, I quickly learned that breastfeeding, so often described as natural, can seem so unnatural. Read More

Mum’s Journey Poos, Baby Massage, Dairy Intolerance, Feeding Patterns and More, Part 2
10 months ago

Mum’s Journey Poos, Baby Massage, Dairy Intolerance, Feeding Patterns and More, Part 2

Sophie is about 10 weeks old, so, Lisa and I sat down for a quick Skype chat. This is part 2 of our conversation. We hope that you find it useful as you continue on your own breastfeeding journey. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Poos, Baby Massage, Dairy Intolerance, Feeding Patterns and More, Part 1
10 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Poos, Baby Massage, Dairy Intolerance, Feeding Patterns and More, Part 1

Sophie is coming up on 10 weeks old now. This milestone was a great opportunity for Lisa and I to get together for a quick Skype call. Here’s how our conversation went. Read More

Mum’s Journey: 11 Weeks Old, Coming Out of the Fog
10 months ago

Mum’s Journey: 11 Weeks Old, Coming Out of the Fog

11 weeks in and I finally feel like the fog is clearing and we are starting to find our groove. I have now looked back over a short (whirlwind blur) 11 weeks and I’m feeling a sense of relief that Sophie is putting on weight and we are “on track.” Read More

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