Did you ever listen to a piece of advice and decide that it was not appropriate for you? Well, that seems to be a reoccurring issue across health facilities in Australia. Every day, new mothers are given the wrong information about their feeding options and this is damaging to Only 10 facilities in New South… Continue reading My Nurse Told Me “I shouldn’t be breastfeeding my son at night at all and to just offer water”.
Nipple shields are an amazing little device that allows mamas to continue breastfeeding with bubs who have trouble latching. It prevents that hideous pain from cracked and raw nipples! This week we spoke about nipple shields with Natalie, a mama from Melbourne who has a 3-year-old daughter called Norah and a 19-month-old bub called… Continue reading “Nipple Shields saved Breastfeeding For Me!”
It is so easy to feel like a failure as a new mum - it's actually one of the most common feelings after giving birth. And this is especially true when it comes to breastfeeding, because it's not all what it's cracked up to be (in fact sometimes it's very cracked, ouch!). This week… Continue reading “I Was Ready to Give up Breastfeeding”
One of the reasons we started this blog was to stop the spread of misinformation regarding breastfeeding and the choice to use formula. The National Australian Breastfeeding Strategy (2017) has included many testimonies from women who have simply been given the wrong advice and this has contributed to the barriers of unsuccessful breastfeeding, as experienced… Continue reading “Incorrect Advice Meant I Lost My Milk Supply”
Mummy blogger @ebonycurtis_ had her first baby at only 16. Now at 22 she's pregnant with her third (it's a girl!) and is planning on trying to breastfeed for longer than she did with her first two. We asked her to share her story for our blog to help make other mums aware of the importance… Continue reading “My Breastfeeding Journey Started at 16”
Breastfeeding can be so beautiful and rewarding when it works out, even through all the ups and downs. Mum Isabelle shares with us about her 4.5 month old daughter Tasi and why she chose to breastfeed: Tell us a little bit about your bub: Tasi is such a funny girl. She is very cheeky… Continue reading “Why I absolutely love Breastfeeding”
This week we interviewed Katrina from Brisbane. While her little girl Bria is 5-years-old, who loves drawing and wants to be an artist when she grows up, Katrina faced struggles post-birth which meant she had to turn to formula to keep her baby fed. ------ Hello Katrina! Tell us a little about yourself and your motherhood… Continue reading “I Felt Like I had Failed”
Mama (of two) and Instagram influencer, Hollie of When Three Becomes Four shared with us her incredible breastfeeding experience, which details her difficult journey of coming to find both her son and daughter had a tongue-tie, a problem which often goes undiagnosed even after many unsuccessful and painful attempts at breastfeeding. Read her story below. … Continue reading “Finding out My Daughter (and Son) had a Tongue-tie”
Because there are so many different journeys to motherhood and each woman and their baby is unique, we want to collate as many stories as possible on this blog so new mums on their feeding journey can know they aren't alone. This week we interviewed 21-year-old mama Emily from Lake Munmorah. She is the mummy… Continue reading “Why I wish I did my Breastfeeding Research”
No one prepared me for that second day after giving birth when my boobs basically became hard rocks and my nipples swelled to the point my baby couldn't even fit it in her mouth and take any milk. I was just like "Is this really how breastfeeding is supposed to be? My boobs are… Continue reading Engorgement.