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  1. Why Your Baby Isn't 'Just Using You As a Mummy Dummy'

    Why Your Baby Isn't 'Just Using You As a Mummy Dummy'

    You’re stuck on the couch having the life sucked out of you by the tiny person latched onto your breast as though his life depends on you (actually, it kind of does right now!). Being needed so intensely is making you feel overwhelmed, and now you’re totally confused by the unhelpful comments being tossed at you, including, ‘He’s just using you as a dummy’. And you wonder, am I really just a human dummy? Should I just give my baby a ‘real’ dummy?

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  2. The Colour of Breastmilk - What does it mean?

    The Colour of Breastmilk - What does it mean?
    The thing is, if your baby is feeding directly from the breast, you probably wouldn’t notice what colour your breast milk was and, as long as your baby is happily feeding, it’s unlikely there is a problem or that your baby is at any risk, regardless of the colour of your milk. But what does it mean if your breast milk is green, blue, pink , watery or creamy?
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  3. Crying Cures - 16 Ways to Calm your Crying Baby

    Crying Cures - 16 Ways to Calm your Crying Baby
    Crying is your baby’s language. At first, it is pretty much the only way an infant can communicate his needs and express feelings like discomfort, hunger, exhaustion and loneliness. It is also the only way he can release pent up stress. As your baby grows he will learn other ways to communicate—through facial expressions, body language and, eventually, by telling you how he feels and what he needs. For now, though, here are some tips to help you soothe the sobs:
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  4. Boobie Bikkies co-owner on juggling family and a booming business

    Boobie Bikkies co-owner on juggling family and a booming business

    Kim, girlboss and incredible entrepreneur, talks about the rollercoaster of juggling motherhood and running two powerhouse Aussie businesses. With ten plus years in senior corporate HR roles and raising two busy boys, we love her invaluable working mama tips and how she’s embraced the ‘fluidity of family life’ to make it work for her. Always putting her family first, Kim uses this to guide her family and career decisions, describing the strong connection she feels to her sons as ‘the imaginary elastic band linking us’.

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  5. Female Leader, Kim Vespa, Director & Co-Owner Boobie Brands

    Female Leader, Kim Vespa, Director & Co-Owner Boobie Brands
    Kim Vespa, Director and Co-Owner of Boobie Brands who are best known for their Boobie Bikkie lactation cookies is a serial entrepreneur with a corporate background in Human Resources. Kim is also the Co-Founder of Punk Angel which formulate a range of kids natural hair care products, and previously designed and commercialised a line of maternity accessories that were sold in over 100 retailers in Australia and internationally.
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  6. Mums angry at nutritionist who says 'breastfeeding makes kids crave sugar'

    Mums angry at nutritionist who says 'breastfeeding makes kids crave sugar'
    The comments caused an uproar in the breastfeeding community, with Lactation consultant and baby care author, Pinky McKay labelling the advice: "Bullsh*t"
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  7. Dated advice links breastfeeding to tooth decay

    Dated advice links breastfeeding to tooth decay
    AN Australian breastfeeding expert says some health practitioners are scaring new mums with dated information about breast milk.
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  8. The REAL Truth About Having a Baby - 5 things 'they' never tell you

     The REAL Truth About Having a Baby  - 5 things 'they' never tell you

    Congratulations, having your first baby is so exciting as you prepare to welcome this new little person.

     You will be bombarded with tons of advice. While everyone is trying to be helpful by sharing their own hard earned wisdom, they probably won’t share these five things that you really need to know. Just so you don’t worry, ‘are we the only ones who ‘suck’ at this?’ let’s bust this conspiracy of silence – you really have got this!

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  9. International Women’s Day 2018 - Kim Vespa

    International Women’s Day 2018 - Kim Vespa
    At Boobie Bikkies, we are a business run by women, for women. We celebrate a woman’s ability to breastfeed her children every single day and feel passionate about helping women during their breastfeeding journey. And we are proud, super, super proud to be women in business, and women leading business.
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  10. From Breastfeeding to Family Foods - when baby needs more than milk

    From Breastfeeding to Family Foods - when baby needs more than milk

    Around the middle of your baby’s first year, that is at about six months, your baby will start showing signs that he is ready for family foods: he will be able to sit up in a high chair or on your lap; he will have lost the tongue thrust reflex (that protects him against choking in the early months, but also means food gets thrust out of his mouth, rather than swallowed); he will be watching you closely as you eat and probably reaching for your food  - but being able to grab objects and put them into his mouth is an actual sign of readiness ( after all, even young babies will watch you and may reach for food).  Your baby may seem to suddenly be more hungry but not satisfied by extra milk feeds over a period of several days.

    See how, when and what to help your baby transition from breastfeeding to family foods

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  11. 5 Top 'Super Foods' for Breastfeeding Mums - A Dietician/nutritionist Advises

    5 Top 'Super Foods' for Breastfeeding Mums - A Dietician/nutritionist Advises

    We are all aware of the nutritional needs needed pre-pregnancy and during pregnancy, but post pregnancy nutrition tends to be forgotten about. Feeding our bodies with adequate nutrition post pregnancy while breastfeeding will help our bodies produce healthy milk for our babies, as well as help mums feel better.

    Registered Dietician Tammy Kacev  shares her top 5 foods for breastfeeding mums. 

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  12. Breastfeeding and Mother Burnout PLUS the Blood tests all mothers should have

    Breastfeeding and Mother Burnout PLUS the Blood tests all mothers should have

    Taking care of a baby is a full time job in itself – well, without the lunch and tea breaks and, most of the day, without a coworker to laugh with or bitch to when the going gets tough. And, did you know that even the most easy going baby takes at least nine hours of ‘hands on’ care each day (and night)?

    It’s time to cut yourself some slack and take care of yourself or all your efforts to be a ‘good mummy’ are at risk of being high-jacked by mummy burnout.

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  13. Boobs or Booze? What you must know about breastfeeding and alcohol (before you pour a drink)

    Boobs or Booze? What you must know about breastfeeding and alcohol (before you pour a drink)
    It’s your first festive season since you had your baby. You haven’t had a drink since you knew you were pregnant but now you are wondering, how much can I drink while I am breastfeeding? Will alcohol pass through my milk to my baby? And, how can I drink safely if I do have a glass or two? We have the answers for you.
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  14. The truth about grandparents' advice

    The truth about grandparents' advice
    Pinky McKay unpacks outdated 'wisdom' and how to not offend your parents - The Daily Edition.
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  15. Expert advice on nap time, screen time and breast feeding

    Expert advice on nap time, screen time and breast feeding
    Expert advice on nap time, screen time and breast feeding Specialist Pinky Mckay joins The Daily Edition to discuss these big parenting topics. Click to watch
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  16. Is Your Diet Keeping Your Baby Awake?

    Is Your Diet Keeping Your Baby Awake?

    If you or your partner suffer from allergies such as eczema, asthma or hay fever, or if there is a family history of allergies, there is a stronger possibility that your baby’s restlessness and poor sleep could be due to food sensitivity or allergies – and he could be reacting to foods passing through your breast milk (your baby is never allergic to your milk).

    Food allergies in exclusively breastfed babies are caused by foods that pass into your breast milk, not to your breast-milk itself. Allergies in infants may cause symptoms including: colic, nausea, vomiting and reflux, wheezing and respiratory congestion, dermatitis, eczema, and various rashes (although other medical causes should be ruled out for these symptoms)

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  17. When Baby Bites the Boob - how to prevent biting

    When Baby Bites the Boob - how to prevent biting

    Help! My baby has his first two teeth and he has started biting when I breastfeed. How can I stop him biting or will I have to wean him?

    Ouch! Being bitten on the breast really hurts but thankfully, there are strategies to minimise and even stop your baby biting.

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  18. 'I didn't expect breastfeeding to hurt so much' - Jessica Smith, Paralympian's story.

     'I didn't expect breastfeeding to hurt so much' - Jessica Smith, Paralympian's story.
    Jessica Smith was born without a left arm. As a teenager she represented Australia for swimming in the 2004 Paralympic Games, and as a young adult she broke free from depression and an eating disorder and now she is an internationally recognised advocate for positive body image, an author & storyteller as well as a loving wife and mum to a toddler, with another baby due soon. Jessica shares how motherhood has been a huge learning curve, not only because of her physical challenges, but in reaching out and asking for help. She says, “my whole life I have adapted and worked out ways to do things but I thought, I honestly don’t know how I am going to do this?"
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  19. Why breast feeding rates are dropping

    Why breast feeding rates are dropping
    Expert Pinky Mackay says every breast feed is a success - The Morning Show
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  20. Help! My Breasts Are Lopsided.

    Help! My Breasts Are Lopsided.
    When it comes to producing milk, it’s common to have one breast that is a better milk maker than the other. It’s no fun though, when one breast becomes much bigger than the other and your baby favors the ‘good’ side, perpetuating the extreme lopsided look.
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  21. 15 Things NEVER to Say to a Breastfeeding Mother (and how to respond if you cop these)

    15 Things  NEVER to Say to a Breastfeeding Mother  (and how to respond if you cop these)
    How you feed your baby is a hot trigger for unwanted comments from random strangers so maybe you can print this out and share as your own personal FAQ when they offer their unsolicited two cents worth.
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  22. Will a Bed-time Bottle Help Your Breastfed Baby Sleep?

    Will a Bed-time Bottle Help Your Breastfed Baby Sleep?
    How often have you been told, just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep? But really, does this work and what could be the trade-offs?
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  23. Does Your Baby Really Need Night Feeds?

    Does Your Baby Really Need Night Feeds?
    There is so much conflicting advice about when to stop night time breastfeeds: One book says, ‘when your baby weighs ten pounds he will no longer need night feeds’ (Three of my own babies wouldn’t have had night feeds from birth). Another says,’ your baby should sleep 12 hours without a feed at 12 weeks’ (try telling that to a baby who hasn’t read this book!).This advice is fairly extreme, but it’ s common to be told by a health professional, that your baby doesn’t need night feeds after four to six months. In reality, many babies DO need night feeds up to and beyond six months.
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  24. Breastfeeding - the hardest thing I've ever done! Jana Pittman's story

    Breastfeeding - the hardest thing I've ever done! Jana Pittman's story
    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.’
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  25. Your Fussy Baby And ‘Cluster Feeding’ – What Does This Mean?

    Your Fussy Baby And ‘Cluster Feeding’ – What Does This Mean?
    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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