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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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Nobody can know everything, right? Refer on, please!

I love seeing the reaction when a baby latches on properly for the first time and the Mother looks like a light bulb has gone on in her head. It’s a beautiful moment for her and you can also see … 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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Tongue and lip tie does impact breastfeeding!!!

Since I started as a Private Practice Lactation Consultant I would say 90% of the issues with breastfeeding have been because of tongue and lip tie.  I was really lucky to have worked alongside some wonderful Lactation Consultants in a … 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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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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