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Mother’s Intuition

I have been working for some time as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Some of you may be very familiar with this terminology but for those of you who aren’t, I’d like to explain what it involves to … Continue reading

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Difficult baby or difficult parents?

How often do you hear people asking “Is he a good baby?”  I wonder what they’d do if you replied “Sure he’s great –  it’s his parents who are difficult!”  Seriously, what are parents supposed to say?  You can’t describe … Continue reading

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Love shapes your baby’s brain

It is a wonderful discovery when you find different disciplines coming together to produce a new understanding of emotional life.  The technically written information from Doctors, Researchers, Scientists and Academics often don’t reach the public forum where this information is … Continue reading

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Mother Support

I had the pleasure of giving some breastfeeding education to a beautiful young woman yesterday.  No, she is not one of my daughters but precious all the same.  Tragically, her Mum passed away recently and I know that starting your … Continue reading

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A Mother Always

I remember when my oldest daughter was 6 weeks old, I was changing her nappy and this fear suddenly washed over me.  It was the thought that I would be responsible for her for the next 18 years.  What if … Continue reading

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Mother Mindfulness

A new Mother is on the phone.  She says, “My baby is a week old and I don’t think she’s feeding right!”  My heart beats a little faster immediately but I calmly ask her what’s been happening. She may say, … 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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