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  1. Expressing Colostrum Antenatally - your baby's first immune boost

    Expressing Colostrum Antenatally - your baby's first immune boost
    In perfect circumstances, colostrum should be every newborn’s first feed, however there are medical conditions and issues for some mothers and babies that may mean infant formula is offered to newborns. One way to see that your baby is less likely to be offered formula in this important newborn period, is to express and store colostrum during the last weeks of pregnancy.
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  2. Five Ways your Baby Shows he Loves You

    Five Ways your Baby Shows he Loves You

    As you carried your baby in your belly, you dreamed of an instant connection between you – just like the soft focused television ads. He would instantly know you are his mother, the one who will protect him and love him forever and he will love you back. You will be his special person, the one he loves more than anyone else in the whole world.

    Right now, though, it doesn’t feel like that. Of course you love him and feel utterly responsible for him but it’s not like the ads – you feel like a zombie craving sleep, he seems more like a tiny poop machine who cries and squirms and feeds endlessly and all you want is some feedback that your endless hours of nurturing are truly making a difference.

    Your care is helping your baby thrive. It is helping love grow between you and as this bond grows, he will show you in his own special ways that you are the most important person in his world:

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  3. Real Mums Tell What They Love Best About Breastfeeding

    Real Mums Tell What They Love Best About Breastfeeding

    When you really think about it, breastfeeding is pretty bloody amazing.

    After a woman gives birth, on cue her post-birth hormones kick in, telling her body to produce breastmilk – the perfect amount at the perfect temperature.

    Ah-mazing, right?

    It’s also the ultimate portable on-the-go snack, has countless health benefits for both mums and babies, and the rush of oxytocin (the ‘love hormone’) stimulated by breastfeeding helps to promote a special bond between mum and baby.

    From the practical to the magical, real mums shared with us what they love most about breastfeeding.

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  4. Managing Your Day With a Newborn -Your New Mum Survival Checklist

    Managing Your Day With a Newborn -Your New Mum Survival Checklist
    From new mothers, I often hear comments like: “I can’t even have a shower because I don’t know how long she will sleep for.” Or: “It takes so long to get him to sleep that we start cooking dinner at 9 p.m.” If your baby hasn’t yet been born, these sorts of things may sound ridiculous. However, managing your day around a newborn can be a challenge, especially if you’re used to order and punctuality. See Pinky's new mum survival checklist:
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  5. Travelling With Your Breastfed Baby

    Travelling With Your Breastfed Baby

    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.

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  6. Big Boobs,Small Boobs and Breast Milk Supply - Does Size Matter?

    Big Boobs,Small Boobs and Breast Milk Supply  - Does Size Matter?
    Generally, breast size doesn’t matter. However, there are some medical conditions that can impact milk supply regardless of breast size and for a small number of women, size and shape can be an indicator that there could be challenges to milk supply
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  7. Top 10 Boobie Traps and How to Beat Them

    Top 10 Boobie Traps and How to Beat Them
    Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby, but it often doesn’t come naturally at first. It’s helpful to understand that just like learning a new dance, you and your tiny partner can take a little while to get ‘in step’ together. As you learn how to hold your baby comfortably, your little one has to coordinate sucking, swallowing and breathing – but with practice and patience (and perhaps a little help from a professional, such as a lactation consultant), breastfeeding really does become easy and natural. Here are 10 common boobie traps and tips to beat them.
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  8. Boobs, Milk And Mama Brain: Funniest breastfeeding Stories

    Boobs, Milk And Mama Brain: Funniest breastfeeding Stories
    What happens when you have a pair of boobs, leaking milk and Mama brain? Some messy – and funny – tales. We asked our Boobie Mamas to share their funniest breastfeeding experiences and although they may not have seen the funny side at the time, in hindsight, their stories have made them (and us) laugh. Just in case you need a grin right now, see what’s really happening in the land of boobs and babies:
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  9. Is my baby hungry? What are the signs? Should I wake him to feed?

    Is my baby hungry? What are the signs? Should I wake him to feed?
    You have most likely heard all sorts of advice about when and how often to feed your baby. It’s confusing isn’t it? Breastfeeding according to your baby’s signals, not the clock, is more compatible with your baby’s needs and it will support a healthy milk supply. Breastfeeding is also a lovely nurturing tool and it isn’t only about hunger – if your baby is exposed to a bug, for instance, your baby will increase feeds to gain a boost of immunity from your milk.....
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  10. INTERVIEW WITH PINKY MCKAY – BIGW BUB & ME SERIES

    INTERVIEW WITH PINKY MCKAY – BIGW BUB & ME SERIES

    by Suzanne Robinson Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Having a baby is a life-changing event and one that requires preparation. I read books, looked online and asked other mums about their experiences. For me I was not just having one child first, I ended up having twins as my first children. I don’t know how many do this but I am sure that it is not that common. BigW invited me to be a part of their Bub & Me Education Program in collaboration with select midwives across Australia. This post is the first in my three-part series about being a new mum, breastfeeding, childbirth and great things you can get from BigW for your new little person/people.

    MY INTERVIEW WITH PINKY MCKAY

    Below are my questions to Pinky and her answers, I hope that this interview is helpful for all new mums.

    Pinky McKay is Australia’s most recognised breastfeeding expert

    Q1. The expectation of what it is like to be a parent to the reality can be qui

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  11. 'I Am A Bad Mum': Woman Viciously Trolled After Breastfeeding Fail Goes Viral

    'I Am A Bad Mum': Woman Viciously Trolled After Breastfeeding Fail Goes Viral
    A mum shared her relatable parenting moment to Twitter, but not everyone found the photos of her newborn funny.
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  12. Breastfeeding a 3-year-old: NSW mum on why she’ll nurse her son until he wants to stop

    Breastfeeding a 3-year-old: NSW mum on why she’ll nurse her son until he wants to stop
    A NSW mum has opened up about the pressure to wean children off breastfeeding – and explained why she’s proud to still be nursing her son, aged three.
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  13. Breastfeeding Twins, A Mum's Top Tips

    Breastfeeding Twins, A Mum's Top Tips
    Nicole, mum of twins shares her top twin breastfeeding tips.
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  14. 5 fun facts you need to know about night time breastfeeds

    5  fun facts you need to know about night time breastfeeds

    You are exhausted, you are recovering from growing and birthing your beautiful baby. And no, he doesn't sleep ‘all night ‘ yet (in infant sleep studies ‘all night’ is defined as five hours).

    If even five uninterrupted hours sleep sounds like a dream come true and the pressure to ‘teach’ your baby to sleep for much longer right from the early days has you doubting your mothering skills, your milk supply and your baby’s ‘goodness’ take heart.Your baby isn't being a dick if he wakes every couple of hours through the night wanting a boob.

    Check out these five fun facts you need to know about night time feeds – they will settle all those niggling doubts and help you believe in your self, your baby and your boobs.

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  15. Tongue Tie - is it causing feeding problems?

    Tongue Tie - is it causing feeding problems?
    In some babies, the little membrane called the frenulum, which joins the middle of the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is too tight and ‘ties’ the tongue so that the baby has difficulty moving his tongue effectively. This means that the baby will be unable to bring his tongue forward far enough to latch onto the breast and draw the nipple far enough back into his mouth to feed well and he won't be able to form an effective seal around the nipple of either a breast or bottle so he is likely to feed noisily, suck in air as he feeds and tire easily while feeding.
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  16. INCONSISTENT guidelines for the storage of expressed breast milk is leaving new mothers highly confused, a new study reveals

    INCONSISTENT guidelines for the storage of expressed breast milk is leaving new mothers highly confused, a new study reveals
    Australian researchers studied online resources for breastfeeding mothers and found very varied information about the handling, storage, and warming of expressed breast milk.
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  17. Words of advice business owners swear by

    Words of advice business owners swear by
    There’s nothing like advice from people who have been there, done that. Take a look at the words of advice some Aussie business owners have found invaluable during their own journeys.
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  18. Expressing Breast Milk, Try These Effective, Easy Techniques to Pump More Milk in Less time.

    Expressing Breast Milk, Try These Effective, Easy Techniques to Pump More Milk in Less time.
    To make expressing easier , take less time and boost the amount you pump, check out these effective techniques.
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  19. Five Minutes With… Pinky McKay, Boobie Brands

    Five Minutes With… Pinky McKay, Boobie Brands
    Background- Business name: Boobie Brands, Industry: Foods for breastfeeding mothers, Number of employees: 10, Operating since: 2012, Location: Melbourne, Victoria.
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  20. Lactation cookies pulling in six figure profits for Boobie Bikkies

    Lactation cookies pulling in six figure profits for Boobie Bikkies
    Boobie Bikkies creator and lactation consultant Pinky McKay came up with the concept of lactation cookies as a way to provide extra support to exhausted mums, and through a partnership with Byron Bay Cookies, she brought the idea to life.
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  21. Supporting Breastfeeding to Save the Earth

    Supporting Breastfeeding to Save the Earth

    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.

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  22. Caring for Baby's Bum - Nappy Rashes, Prevention and Treatment

    Caring for Baby's Bum - Nappy Rashes, Prevention and Treatment

    If your baby’s bum isn’t as smooth as it should be according to the old adage (‘smooth as a baby’s bum’), but red and inflamed instead, your little one will no doubt cry and be miserable, especially as urine scalds his delicate skin. Although babies with very sensitive skin or a family history of skin disorders such as eczema or psoriasis may be more prone to nappy rash, any baby can be a candidate.

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  23. And the 2019 winners are . . .

    And the 2019 winners are . . .
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 St.George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards! AUSMUMPRENEUR OF THE YEAR: In 1st Place – Pinky McKay, Kim Vespa, Sarah McKay of Boobie Brands! PEOPLES CHOICE – INFLUENCER AWARD: In 1st Place – Pinky McKay – Pinky McKay Photography by Alexandra Anderson of Jam on your collar
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  24. Sharing is Caring - Donor Milk Sharing in Communities and Clinics

    Sharing is Caring - Donor Milk Sharing in Communities and Clinics

    You may have noticed the topic of ‘donor milk’ pop up in your news feed while scrolling through your socials. If you are yet to give birth to your first baby, or you are not familiar with contemporary milk sharing practices, you might find the whole concept a bit…weird. And you could be forgiven for thinking that way, as there is a certain degree of stigma attached to human milk donation. This is mainly due to the fact that we exist in culture which has normalised animal milk consumption, the use of infant formal, and the sexualisation of women’s breasts.

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  25. Weaning From Top-Ups to Exclusively Breastfeeding

    Weaning From Top-Ups to Exclusively Breastfeeding
    A mother asks, ‘My son is 4 weeks old and has been breastfed and also ‘topped up’ with formula since he was a week old. He is now almost a kilo above his birth weight and appears very healthy, so I would like to breast feed exclusively. Is it possible to wean him off the formula?’
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