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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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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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Lactation Consultants do what?

Ever wondered what a Lactation Consultant (LC) does? This is my official title and my qualification is International Board Certified Lactation Consultant or IBCLC.  Every year the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) hold an exam all around the … 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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