March 2, 2018

Twiddling

“As my baby gets bigger (more than a year), I feel like I’m constantly pushing her hands away from “twiddling” my other nipple.  I know it […]
March 2, 2018

Fully Breastfeeding Amber after Latching-On Problems

Amber was born on New Years Eve 2001, at home, in the water under a beautiful, full­moon sky. Everything went as planned and Amber had her first breastfeed half an hour after birth. Amber and I bonded instantly and I knew that I wanted to breastfeed her as it was best for her health. It’s natural and comforting and what better way to show my baby how much I love her. I had read breastfeeding books and talked to my midwife, Heather, about feeding and thought that I was prepared. The first few days Amber fed quite well and I was starting to get the hang of it, Heather had explained to me that breastfeeding is a skill that has to be learned and that Amber and I were teaching each other. Around day three, things started to go wrong and I couldn’t latch Amber on properly, so my nipples were being grazed. The next day, when Heather came to see us she told me to make absolutely sure that Amber’s mouth was opening wide and to make sure she was getting enough breast in her mouth. She also said that if it hurt me, to take Amber off and try again, (and again and again…) until it didn’t hurt and felt comfortable. I found that every time Heather was present Amber would latch on well and we had really good […]
March 2, 2018

My Favorite Place

We were waiting for our food to be served at the restaurant and the children decided to pass the time with a game. One person had to guess a […]
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

Satisfying the Needs of the Baby

Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby. When I think of what is entailed in mothering, […]
March 2, 2018

Mothering Through Breastfeeding

When I had my first baby, I had already decided to give breastfeeding a go. But the main focus for me during pregnancy was coping with […]
January 10, 2018

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th Edition

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th Edition La Leche League International’s iconic manual has been through many incarnations in its previous seven editions, but this eighth edition […]
January 10, 2018

Hold Your Prem

Hold Your Prem is a really valuable book that should be compulsory reading for all paediatricians and NICU/SCBU staff who are often overly focused on what […]
January 5, 2018

An Introduction to Biological Nurturing – New Angles on Breastfeeding

  The author (a mother of three breastfed babies, LLL Leader and midwife) states this book is “a new approach to breastfeeding”, and its approach is […]
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