Blogs

Have you made the call?

As we approach the festive season and look towards celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ABA’s National Breastfeeding Helpline, I have been thinking about how lucky we are to have an organisation on call 24/7, helping us to feed our babies.

What can often be perceived as a simple part of life can at times be very overwhelming and may come with a few challenges. However, with the right support, these can be overcome.

When you look back...

 

I’ve been drowning. Drowning in mess. Drowning in tantrums. Toddler urine. Soiled clothes. Trying to leave the house. Trying to get home in one piece. Drowning in just a few of the difficult elements of what being a mum entails.

After having my second baby and despite loving having this sweet little human in our lives, keeping my head above water with a toddler as well (not to mention those of you who have even more children) has been a new adventure.

Why your mummy friends will be the best friends you'll ever have

Through every stage of life, we encounter people who become integral parts of our existence. Some connections may even last a lifetime. But the friends you make when you become a mum are unlike any other friendship you will ever have.

Motherhood is no mean feat. The great highs and lows associated with this all consuming role requires a circle, a network, a village to survive. These mums become your shoulder to cry on, your witness to milestones, and the sunshine during a stormy day.

Mums need mums.

Breastfeeding your new baby — Dads we need you too!

This month’s blog is all about the dynamics of feeding a new baby when your other children are around and the role dads play in helping mum and baby with breastfeeding!

After the birth of your first baby, you have a lot of time to concentrate on the two of you. Understanding their cues, helping them latch properly and ensuring you are relaxing in a comfortable position for each and every feed.

I was very lucky that my first born latched so well the moment she was born and breastfed (soooo often) with no help or intervention.

A FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE: BREASTFEEDING AND RETURNING TO WORK

It can be a daunting prospect for mums if they wish to continue breastfeeding and return to work. You may be wondering if it is even possible. And it is! It takes planning and preparation and, most importantly, it requires discussion with your workplace to ensure you are comfortable with where you can express or feed your baby should someone be bringing them in to you for feeds.