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Pinky is an international board certified lactation consultant, best-selling baby care author and mum of five who specialises in gentle parenting techniques. Check out Pinky’s books, parenting resources and free newsletter at www.pinkymckay.com.au.
Pinky McKay By my fourth baby, I'd wholeheartedly embraced a philosophy of 'lazy parenting' – or, as I liked to call it with her older siblings, 'benevolent neglect'.
Pinky McKay Many women happily breastfeed well into pregnancy while others wean sooner; yet others continue to breastfeed both infants together. This is a personal choice.
Pinky McKay Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.
Pinky McKay Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby, but it often doesn’t come naturally at first. Here are some common issues and how to fix them.
Pinky McKay If you’re having a hard time, you don’t need to ditch your nursing bra just yet.
Pinky McKay Everyone will love your baby but your baby may not be so happy to be passed around a lot of new people - nor may you want to feed with an audience.
Pinky McKay Your care is helping your baby thrive. As your bond grows, he’ll show you in his own special ways that you are the most important person in his world.
Pinky McKay Yes, breastfeeding can be challenging at first. But by preparing for it while you're still pregnant, you give yourself a much better chance of beating the ‘booby traps’ and getting through the early...
Pinky McKay When you first breastfeed your tiny baby, you may have some idea of how long you intend to breastfeed. However babies of any age can suddenly refuse to breastfeed, leaving you wondering "is that it?".
Pinky McKay It’s perfectly normal to have feelings of sadness when weaning from breastfeeding. But for some women, those feelings can actually be amplified into post-weaning depression.
Pinky McKay Meaghan's emotions have run the gamut since her three-month-old baby died of SIDS. But right now she is angry.
Pinky McKay And it’s not only TV celebs who gush, ‘you are amaaaazing!’ It seems as though everyone is saying it, everywhere we go, especially parents.
Pinky McKay Respecting babies and little children is about empathy. It’s also about the subtle messages we convey to littlies about their right to own their bodies and to refuse unwanted touching.
Pinky McKay So often I hear mums say, “My baby wants to breastfeed all evening – I’m worried about my milk supply.”
Pinky McKay The label "attachment parenting" has created strong emotions and divisions among mothers. Pinky McKay explains is the origin of the term and why you don't have to have a baby strappped to you 24...
Pinky McKay It’s scary isn’t it, being a new mum and feeling pressured from all directions to resist cuddling, rocking (or heaven forbid!), feeding your baby to sleep – in case you create’ bad habits’?...
Pinky McKay It's best to be aware of the potential side effects of both natural and prescription medications designed to increase breast milk supply.
Pinky McKay If more mums felt comfortable enough to feed in public we could get used to seeing breastfeeding as normal, rather than something that should be done ‘discreetly’, behind wraps and capes and closed...
Pinky McKay In perfect circumstances, colostrum should be every newborn’s first feed. Here's how to express while you're still pregnant to try to make that happen.
Pinky McKay Perhaps the biggest lesson motherhood has to teach us is a quality that's closely linked to trust – and that is that we also have to surrender.