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If you dread breastfeeding you need help ASAP Don’t suffer alone you can work through this. There are many reasons for dreading breastfeeding such as : pain, fatigue, feeling overwhelmed, baby not happy to breastfeed, struggling to make a good milk supply to mention just a few. With a thorough assessment and management plan all

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We are more than half way through our European holiday, it’s been fantastic. See details for LC s Bernie O’Regan and Dr Sharon Perrella and GP Dr Marnie Rowan. At the moment we are staying in a lovely home in Sheffield while they stay in our house. We are using Homelink a great home sharing organisation.

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My Dad is 90 this year, to celebrate Mum and Dad are taking all  5 of us siblings and our partners on a ship cruise to Asia. We will be away from 13th May- 1st June. We leave on Mother’s day and also celebrate Mum’s 86th birthday while cruising. The photo in the post is

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I recently did some interviews with the breast pump development company Medela for their revised website. The information on the revised site is really good and is all evidenced based. They have set the information out on a timeline starting with pregnancy through the first 6 months of your breastfeeding journey. You can pick out

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“Predict My Future” this study based in Dunedin New Zealand is a world renown study looking at children, their personality types and how their lives pan out in the future; its fascinating.  The bottom line: warm, sensitive and stimulating parenting is what helps kids develop and go on to have productive, happy, healthy lives. It

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I went for a quick visit to the WA art gallery between catching busses after completing my CPR update the other day. This painting by the very famous Warmun artist Queenie McKenzie was my Christmas pick of the day. Queenie started the clinic in Warmun and was instrumental in collaborating with the St John of

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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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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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  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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These are the health funds that assist you to breastfeed: HCF, NIB, BUPA, Peoplecare, CBHS, AHM, Police Health, Teachers’ Union Health, Defence Health, Navy Health, Health Partners It is great that so many funds now recognise you are doing the best for your baby and yourself, that it can be difficult initially to get your

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A order of new Spectra S9 plus has arrived. These are very small but powerful little pumps. Ideal for the working mum or for those that like to travel. They can double pump. They have a rechargeable battery so can be used on main power or without once the battery is charged. The complete package

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I have had a long standing passionate desire to work with our indigenous people. They master breastfeeding so easily compared to the rest of us and I really want to learn from them how they do it so easily and successfully. My sister Debbie  also works as a private lactation consultant and has the same

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Babies respond to music and rhythm as soon as they are born. They like to be rocked when they are falling asleep or they enjoy listening to their mobile while lying in their cot — to babies, music can be soothing and calming. Even at a very young age children are responsive to music —

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The Elizabeth Clinic is officially open!!! The Elizabeth Clinic is a specialist multidisciplinary service supporting the health of mothers, fathers, babies and small children 222 Stirling Highway Claremont, Western Australia 0407 858 393 http://www.elizabethclinic.com.au/ Dr Caroline Zanetti and Dr Julia Feutrill are so pleased to be able to offer an affordable, inclusive comprehensive health service to

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What a great job I have! It’s pretty special when you get a beautiful hand written thank you card and a homemade chocolate cake for just doing your job! I want to say a big thank you to all the breastfeeding families I have seen over the years for making my job so special. I

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Paediatric doctors highly recommended. Dr Liz Whan has now started working at McCourt St Paediatrics. Dr Lynda Chadwick also has sessions at this practice. If your child needs to see a specialist at all this is a very good practice with a range of medical specialists all under one roof. Tongue tie Dr Liz Whan has

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