I was not expecting to experience motherhood so early. I talk about this a lot because the shift I felt was huge, I had no peers who were parents yet.Read More
Pumping, something not talked about enough and something that has been my saving grace and over time I have come to accept it as my own journey.Read More
Louie was born with a birth defect where for a long time his oesophagus didn't attach to his stomach, it ended in a blind pouch which would overfill with saliva and had to be continuously suctioned out so it wouldn't spill over down into his lungs and choke him. This meant he couldn't be breast fed.Read More
Hands down the hardest yet most rewarding part of motherhood for me and something I'm deeply passionate about.Read More
How I can be expected to just turn him away from something he's had daily for his whole life is beyond me.Read More
I'm not sure for how much longer our nursing journey will last, but day by day (and night) I'm surrendering to the (milk) flow and am soothing my restlessness when it comes with service-hearted mantras and reminders that all of this - this fleeting time of caring for our small babes - is just a fraction of our life in general.Read More
...look at what my body can do! It's growing a 35 week old baby on the inside and nursing a 21 month old on the outside. I'm proud of it. When my mind tries to taunt me with self loathing thoughts I go back to the simple truth that I am not my body.Read More
He snorts like the most adorable pig every when he's rooting, gets the best little smushy face once he's latched, uses my boob for a pillow when he's done, then lolls back and gives me sleepy little milk drunk smiles.Read More
We live in a fast paced, goal directed, multitask oriented world, but our limbic system, that part of the brain which governs emotions and responds positively to the chemicals released by loving touch, remains as ancient as cave images uncovered by anthropologists.Read More
You've probably heard mixed reports about drinking coffee while you're breastfeeding. The last thing you want to do it put strain on your baby's little liver, but surely your morning latte can't be that bad.Read More
We chat to Natalie about the life giving power of nature, her love/hate relationship with technology, the spiritual awakening that is motherhood, her love for Australia and living with gratitude.Read More
Breastfeeding is life changing. I love that I get to nourish my little one with no outside sources. It's empowering. And I feel that it's important for mothers to not feel shame over this beautiful, natural, bonding act.Read More
This is our wrap on the #treeoflife breastfeeding movement - a gallery of 21 artistic, peaceful, funny and soulful images - this selection covers it all.Read More
I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I've done in the name of art..?
The world has been desensitized to the sexualization of the breast and to violence on tv...why should it be different when it comes to breastfeeding?Read More
I would never have posted a photo of me breast feeding Poppy, I was I guess, shy and even used to use a muslin wrap, not to cover her but to cover me.
This time around I literally don't care, it's the most normal, beautiful, healthy thing you can do for your baby AND living in Bali it's freaking HOT 🔥Read More
When Californian new mom Cassandra stayed up all night editing over 400 breastfeeding photo's, she had no idea of the viral trend she would wake up to the next day.
Over half a million women have flooded the internet with their #treeoflife breastfeeding photographs, in a grassroots movement that started with real people working to normalize what's normal.Read More
Barely even ten minutes old, she crawled to my breast, latched, and began to nurse. Breastfeeding is easily the most taxing, time consuming, emotional way I have ever connected with and given myself to another person.Read More
Women have taken to social media in a viral campaign to normalize breastfeeding, posting beautifully edited images of themselves nursing.
The colourful trend is dominating the #normalizebreastfeeding hashtag, and bringing together a community of women in solidarity.Read More
...more than half of the 950 mothers who had delivered in a private hospital were given formula milk. Some of these mothers were unaware of the dangers and had no knowledge of the policies in place.
Top violators included popular brands such as Nestle and Heinz - who have violated provisions on more than one occasion and still continue to mislead mothers through various delusive tactics.Read More