Author Archives: Joanna

About Joanna

I'm an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I love babies and I'm really passionate about helping Mothers and their newborns. I have 30 years experience working with babies and have often been called a "baby whisperer" - I just seem to be able to connect with them.

Mother’s intuition

For over 30 years I have seen hundreds and hundreds of Mothers and their babies – both as a Paediatric Nurse and as a Lactation Consultant. Most Mothers are like sponges, sucking information into their brains, trying to make sense … Continue reading

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Calming Mothers to calm babies

One thing that struck me throughout my nursing career was that looking after a sick baby meant looking after very very anxious parents.  Understandably, when a tiny baby is unwell and then ends up in hospital, the parents are thrown … Continue reading

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Mothering Babies

I sometimes try to imagine what it feels like to be a newborn, exhausted from the effort of birth, awakening to a strange world.  He would leave the warmth of his Mother’s body and enter a lottery of possible new … Continue reading

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