Meet the Willow Wearable Breast Pump and Say Goodbye to Traditional Pumps
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That typical breast pump may be a thing of the past. Meet the Willow wearable breast pump that may just make all of your nursing needs come true! So, you pump breast milk. Yeah, plenty of us mums do it. Whether you need to keep baby fed when you head out to work or you’re about to leave for a mini holiday,...
Breastfeeding Woes: When Your Breasts Just Aren’t Committed
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I planned to breastfeed. I did the introductory breastfeeding class in my 3rd trimester, purchased a nursing bra and selected a lactation cookie recipe from thousands on Pinterest. Then the breastfeeding woes set in. Breast was best, I had no doubt about it, and I was all-in. “It’s like watching grass grow, isn’t it?” It was uttered by a tactless lactation consultant...
Breastfeeding Bloopers: OMG! Did That Just Happen?
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It was somewhere in between my naked, engorged bosoms dripping milk onto the carpet and the ensuing raucous laughter from my husband, that I knew things had changed. No longer were my boobies a quiet source of pleasure, hanging about until they were needed, they now had an altogether different purpose — and that purpose wasn’t subtle. As soon as...
Tragedy Turns to Hope with One Mum’s Breast Milk Donation
Stillbirth is something that no mum-to-be ever wants to think about. That said, it can happen. And when it does, the results are tragic. One mum took this beyond unthinkable situation and turned her tragedy into something positive for other families with babies. Roughly 3,000 Australian families are affected by perinatal death (stillbirth or when the baby dies within the...
The Mother of All Truths: Newborn Mummy Confessions
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Parenting, there should be some kind of mandatory school for it, because let’s face it when we get our babies handed to us, we’re all captains of the SS Clueless. Heck, ‘how do I squeeze in my own shower daily?’ is one that they should have covered in my pre-natal classes. It’s scary, and you’re tired, more tired than...
Why does breastfeeding hurt like hell?
I had problems pretty much immediately with breastfeeding my eldest girl, and even in the hospital, I remember crying out in pain. The lactation consultant took one look at the angry purple line on my right boob and tutted. She told me my baby wasn't latching on properly and I just needed more practice. But how could I practice when...
5 People You’ll Hate After You’ve Had a Baby!
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Just had a baby? Welcome to the sticky, messy, emotion-encrusted world of new parenthood. There’s something about being responsible for a tiny human that flicks a switch in your brain. Your view of the world is suddenly converted to a high-def, surround sound assault on the senses. Be prepared to see the world and the people in it, with...
Breast Milk Boosting: What You Can do to Increase Milk Supply!
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When your breasts aren’t filling to plan and you’re starting to panic what’s a Mum to do? Nurse and Mum Amy Purling brings a thoughtful and caring approach to a common, practical problem. You’re pregnant and your heart is set on breastfeeding. You’ve done the research and you’re going to smash this out of the park! You went to the antenatal...
Smart Breastfeeding Mum Plays Joke on Office Fridge Thief
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Hey, that communal mini fridge in the office breakroom isn’t a free buffet! Anyone who’s ever worked in an office knows the perils of leaving your lunch, snacks and chilly drinks out. Even though most of your colleagues may be polite and stick to their own snacks, there’s always that one rogue raider who insists on sneaking a bite here...
Heathrow Airport Forces Mum to Dump Frozen Breastmilk Before Flying
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You’re on a business trip, far away from your baby. Even though you can’t nurse your little one right now, you can pump and store for later meals. Right? Not if you want to travel by air! Okay, so you can bring some breast milk on an airplane. That is, if you have your baby by your side and follow...