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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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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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