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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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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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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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