as you nurture your baby or child, gently and safely, with respect for their needs as you balance your own.
- expecting a baby and feeling overloaded with information? Thinking, I want to breastfeed – if I can. But so many of my friends had problems?
- home alone with your newborn and wishing you had a buzzer to call for help with feeding, sleeping and calming the tears (yours and your baby's!)?
- desperately seeking sleep, but you can't bear to leave your baby to cry in order to 'train' him (but this is the only advice you hear)?
Are you wondering, which information can I trust? Will I be able to breastfeed? What is the best way to help my baby sleep? If we cuddle him too much, are we creating 'bad habits'?
Wouldn't you feel much better if you could have a nurturing guide to help you adapt to this new and exciting (but confusing and challenging) time?
Somebody who can light your way through a dark tunnel of confusion and overwhelm; somebody who isn't judgemental yet can look at the situation with fresh eyes and a wealth of experience and training; somebody calm and gentle who can help you see the wood from the trees and who will really listen to you?
In every other aspect of your life whether it is in regards to professional development, fitness, or finances, you seek out role models, trainers and mentors, so why go it alone in the most important role of all – becoming parents and nurturing your precious baby?
You have the power within you to be exactly the parent you want to be. I have helped thousands of parents just like you, to seize this power and nurture with confidence and joy. And I can help you.
I offer personal one on one support through private in-home or phone consultations, on-going support through my online ‘Mummy Mentor’ programs and a wealth of information in my articles, blog, books and recording packages as well as my FREE newsletter.
Together, we can work it out because ....
I not only have the runs on the board professionally – I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) and a best-selling author - I am also a mother of five. I know exactly how it feels to be at the front-line – day and night! I understand the balancing act between meeting your child's needs and taking care of yourself and I can empathise with the enormous pressure you feel to get everything 'right' amidst the confusion and overwhelm you feel when you are being bombarded by conflicting information. I also appreciate that every baby is a unique little person and every family has their own special way of being.
Please take heart – all information I share is based on the latest research. However, it is presented so simply that even in a muddled new mama state, you will quickly feel in charge; you will bond deeply with your baby ( even after a difficult beginning); you will enjoy precious moments of delight with your little one and your confidence will soar!
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I just wanted to take some time to sincerely thank you on behalf of myself and my 9 month old son.
I am a midwife and maternal child health nurse. Reflecting back I feel I knew too much and lost a lot of common sense along the way...
From my labour and birth I told myself 'how it would be'. I would have a water birth in a family birth unit. Unfortunately my waters broke early and I was not able to birth in the unit or in water as I had dreamed. I had a long posterior labour that again I had not planned! It was not a traumatic birth by any means, it's just things did not go as I expected (in my midwife mind).
Then my MCH mind went into action with thoughts regarding routine and sleep for my son. I initially told myself to follow a routine and do some controlled comforting (as this was frequently discussed within my profession). BUT this went against my natural instincts and it hurt me (might I say to the point of crying myself) when I watched my son cry. I would sit next to his cot trying to pat him and 'shhhh' him when I knew what he really wanted!... It didn't take me long to pick him up, put him on the boobie and stroke his little head until he fell asleep. It also felt so simple and easy and I treasured this time just watching him! Nothing else in the world mattered.
I was however feeling guilty as I had others (including various health professionals) advising me never to feed my baby to sleep, to put him down awake etc. I was constantly reminded that I would set him and myself up for difficulties down the track. I went searching for some support in regards to what I was doing and what kept me and my son happy. That being to nurse him in my arms to sleep and comfort him along the way! When it was so hard to find someone for support I found you and your common sense! The guilt was soon non existent. You have empowered me and I'm sure so many others feel the same. THANK YOU!!!
I am so happy and blessed to have my son. So yes I am a midwife and MCH nurse but my life will never be the same... I am now a mummy!
When I return to work I will support and encourage mothers to follow their natural instincts just as you have done for me. I hope to empower others in this way as I have learnt something so powerful that I should have acknowledged from the beginning... To follow MY instincts! The love I have for my baby now leads the way and I feel I am truly respecting him and maintaining trust. Nothing else seems so important.
Kind regards, Sarah and Harrison
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Melissa Hetherington, TV presenter
“It was such a pleasure to meet you yesterday, thanks so much for coming over and helping me. I woke up this morning feeling so much better about it all, much happier and above all mostly far more confident. I feel well equipped now with the tools and much more relaxed to love this experience. Your visit made all the difference, and I feel ready to embrace motherhood in a completely different way that feels comfortable for me instinctively.”
Nicole, mother of Eva, 5 weeks
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