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Do I have enough breastmilk?

August 29, 2014

One of the biggest myths most first-time mothers believe about breastfeeding is that they can’t make enough breastmilk. Many a woman has been encouraged to give up breastfeeding because her milk supply was ‘too low’. However, there are ways you can tell if your baby’s getting enough milk even though you can’t tell how much …..

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Body after baby – embracing your post-baby shape

August 20, 2014

Whether baby is brand new or closer to his first birthday, we have all wondered about our body after baby. The familiar refrain is ‘Where has my pre-baby body gone?’ and ‘When will I get my body back?’ In a world where we are bombarded with ‘thin is beautiful’ messages, it can be hard to …..

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How tongue-tie can hamper breastfeeding

August 17, 2014

Having a baby with a tongue-tie can cause difficulty for mothers as breastfeeding babies need to move their tongues with rolling movements to milk the breast correctly. Here’s what to look for and what to do. What is tongue-tie? Tongue-tie occurs when the thin piece of skin under the baby’s tongue (the lingual frenulum) is …..

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Growing Pains

August 17, 2014

It’s not just children who experience growing pains. Those first few months of motherhood became for Meghann Birks a beautiful, challenging time between the person she once was and who she was to become. I now understand the wry smiles and knowing glances that other parents gave me when I enthused about how much I …..

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Got your L plates on? Learning to be a new parent.

August 17, 2014

Janet Murphy’s eldest child has his L plates and is learning to drive. Which is a handy reminder… about learning to be a new parent. This has led me to think that being a learner driver is a bit like learning to be a new parent. Being a first-time mother — you know it’s something …..

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Keeping your pelvic floor in shape

August 17, 2014

We all get told to look after it and that there will be dire consequences in our middle age if we don’t. But what’s the secret to keeping your pelvic floor in shape? What exactly is our pelvic floor and how can we care for it? Though it sounds like something made of hard bone, …..

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