March 2, 2018

What if?

“With our first baby, I had a very difficult birth and my milk just didn’t come in.  I didn’t know what to do so we started […]
March 2, 2018

Together Early and Often

Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply. Nadine has written about her mothering beliefs to […]
March 2, 2018

My Child’s Behaviour Following Weaning

“Soon after my three-year-old daughter gradually self-weaned, her behaviour seemed to change which I found alarming and difficult to cope with.  She has started having tantrums, […]
March 2, 2018

I’m Returning to Work – How Did You Manage?

“I have a new baby and am planning to return to work at 14 weeks while my partner, Dave, stays at home with our son, James. […]
March 2, 2018

Friendship Challenges

“My friend and I have babies only a few weeks apart. It was great supporting each other throughout our pregnancies but now it has changed as […]
March 2, 2018

Enjoy Your Children While They’re Young

“I frequently have mothers of older children tell me to “enjoy my children while they are young” because they regret that they did not savour the precious […]
March 2, 2018

Breastfeeding with Inverted Nipples

Ten years ago it would not have seemed likely that I would have been involved with La Leche League today. I was bottle feeding my firstborn Madeline (albeit with expressed breast milk EBM) and slowly convincing myself that I was one of those poor women who could not breastfeed. I did write about my failed breastfeeding experience for the then New Beginnings (the forerunner of Aroha).  The conclusion I reached at the end of the article was that when you have a baby and wish to breastfeed, you must make breastfeeding top priority once your baby is born and until you and your baby have it ‘sussed’.  My problem was small flat nipples that became very cracked with my feeding attempts. I gave up and settled for pumping breast milk for my baby for six […]
March 2, 2018

Breastfeeding an Older Child and Weaning with Love

I have two beautiful girls. They are now aged six-and-a-half, and nearly four. I always believed I would breastfed my babies when I had them. My mother had […]
March 2, 2018

Being an At-Home Mother

While I was growing up, and during my pregnancy with my first child, Finn, now three and a half, I always thought I would work outside the […]
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