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I attended and spoke at the annual conference for the West Australian College of Lactation Consultants yesterday. I shared with the group photos, stories and what I learnt from the wonderful Kimberley Aboriginal mums and bubs I worked with in the last 12 months. I neglected to tell everyone I’m now back in Perth to

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After having spent the last 12 months working in the Kimberley working as a Child Health Nurse/ Midwife and Lactation Consultant I’m now back in Perth and ready to home visit any new parents. Working with the families from Warmun and Kalumburu was a wonderful experience and they taught me so much. I still have

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Maternal and Child Health Nurse I have been working in my new job rotating between 2 remote Kimberley communities coming up to 2 months now. Indigenous babies Are the most beautiful babies in the whole world! Their sparkling shiny eyes watch every move you make, then when you start talking to them telling them how

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We are in Kununurra now. I have a couple of days orientation in town before I catch the flying doctor plane on Wednesday to the Warmun community. This will be the first visit to one of the 2 communities where I am the Maternal and Child Health nurse for the next 6 months.   The

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I have always had a passion for working with our indigenous mothers and babies. I know they can teach me soooo much about breastfeeding because their culture is very strong and breastfeeding is normal in their society. Sadly its not so normal in Western society now. We need to learn how to make it normal

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Gestational Diabetes I thought seen as it is diabetes awareness week I would blog about it. It is a very common condition and rates are on the increase: between 5-10% of women develop the condition in pregnancy. It usually occurs around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy. We know from research that women that

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  When breastfeeding doesn’t work out Throughout time there have always been mothers who’s bodies cannot produce enough milk for their baby’s needs or for other reasons breastfeeding has just not worked. When experience has failed to meet expectations the situation can result in a grave personal sense of loss for the new mother. Emotions

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My husband and I are about to jump on a plane to Europe, I’m so excited!! We are going to Holland, Portugal and Sweden (to visit our son and his girlfriend) We  had a pretty full on year last year, we got married after 31 years of being together, we had a beautiful camping honeymoon

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Free tickets My sister Debbie from Gowiththeflowparenting and I are planning to have a stall at the Perth Baby Expo this year in July/ August. If you follow the link here you will be able to download free tickets. I’m getting in early so you can share this with your friends. We will be there to

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The Australasian Society for Tongue and Lip Ties has their conference in Melbourne next week, see the link here for the full programme. I am speaking at one of the concurrent sessions so have busily been getting prepared. Tongue  and lip ties Are a very difficult and controversial issue with babies. There are so many

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