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By Pinky McKay | November 08, 2019

Your baby is completely portable and so is his food source if you are breastfeeding. This can make travel with a little one much easier and safer than contending with potentially unsafe sources of infant food, formula and water. It’s also much easier not to have to carry feeding equipment and premixed formula on top of the ‘basic’ baby gear.

If you are planning to travel with your breastfed baby, you may have some anxiety about how this will work in actual practice. So here are a few simple things you can do to enjoy the experience without stress for you or your baby.

By Pinky McKay | October 06, 2019

As you sit and gaze into your baby’s eyes while you nourish your little one with your sweet warm milk consider, you are saving precious resources that cost the earth – literally.

This isn’t about shaming mums who for whatever reasons do use infant formula, it’s about acknowledging that if we gave more support to women who want to breastfeed, we could have a significant impact on the environment.

By Pinky McKay | March 20, 2019
A good breakfast is essential for breast feeding mums to stay healthy and focused, keep energy levels at bay, consume enough calories, get a range of nutrients, and even help with weight loss. Skipping breakfast can affect our hormones and body functions. Here, Registered dietician, Tammy Mond explains why breastfeeding mums shouldn't skip breakfast and which foods make up a healthy breakfast.
By Pinky McKay | December 13, 2018

For a new mum, the holiday season can be overwhelming and exhausting. It can also impact your milk supply and may mean that your baby, sensing your own stress, becomes increasingly unsettled. Then, as relatives ask, ‘are you sure you have enough milk?’ your self-doubt increases and you reach for the bottle. This is often described as ‘holiday weaning’.

But please take heart, we have top tips for you to beat holiday ‘boobie traps’ so you keep your boobs full and your baby at the breast.

By Pinky McKay | November 29, 2018

Unrealistic expectations, pressure to be the perfect mum and too many ‘rules’ are making mums overthink – and blame themselves when they don’t have a ‘good’ baby. The first question every new mum is asked will be ‘is he a good baby?’ This will be followed by, ‘how does he sleep?’ Is it any wonder mums are asking, ‘am I screwing things up?’

By Pinky McKay | October 08, 2018
You learn a whole lot about your body when you birth your baby, but it’s not over just yet. Now you will learn a whole lot more about your amazing body as you start to breastfeed.
By Pinky McKay | June 25, 2017
She’s a world champion athlete, has competed in both Summer and Winter Olympics, won two senior World Titles and 4 Commonwealth Gold medals but for Jana Pittman, breastfeeding has been ‘the hardest thing I’ve ever done.’
By Pinky McKay | June 15, 2017
It’s common for young babies, especially, to ‘cluster feed’, meaning they feed very frequently or almost continuously over a period of a few hours. This can happen at any time of the day but it is common in the evening and can mean that as your baby feeds almost constantly, your breasts feel ‘empty’.
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