Lactation – How to win at breastfeeding

This is so simple!


(Why would Nature spend all of that energy to make babies if mum could not feed them?).

We need to know something . . .
It would likely help make sense of all that we go through . .

 Who knows what  do . .?


I am asking simple questions of my friends. .
We did not have people telling us to ‘top up’ with formula . .
We did not even have bottles – we had breasts.

We were not living no w though.
I am after how we negotiated the real dramas you may also have .
BUT we did not have some of the dilemmas facing new mums.
This is one mum’s answers.

Life is NOT medical. . .
If you are having some trouble with feeding your baby – reach out to someone who has been there before.
AS with most thing – life experience is all that matters.
What is written.being taught goes in and out of favour.
Life goes on regardless . .


All mammals can . . .

Heather’s maternal adventure . .
Baby 1 – Imagine living in a cottage with electricity and phone – but no sanitation  . .
Local river was my ‘bath’ – so  . .breastfeeding was a given – no water on tap where I was then living.
Baby 2 – I was teaching 4 classes of 3 hours weekly (and writing the course for acupuncturists from the time he was 3 weeks old – and all through this – not a bottle or mastitis  .
3rd –  breastfeeding through nearly losing my miik – nearly losing the baby (massive brain injury – keeping her alive)
4th – C section almost 40 years ago as a single mum.

Blood = Milk

Look also to this amazing resource . .

(Perhaps also go to this area on another of my sites?)

NO COLD – not a mother’s friend . .- cold infiltration /invasion will mess with your vulnerable pink bits.

Water  . .at least 4 litres daily – no milk? Can be fixed – just guzzle – like cows must .

Support  . . . where is your tribe?

Looking after new mums

All cultures had to mind the new mums – as the future is assured when we do.

Blood and Blood energy – is what is also needed – see more here.

Heather’s learnings started HERE – life

I was a vegan  .
Lost over a litre of blood at birth – not a great start
HAD to breastfeed this wee lad.

What next?

Vaginal seeding – just in case ‘insurance’.

How to make sure nipples are happy . . the old way . .
How we DID not have troubles – we HAD to do what we were told to.

How to win with nipples

This ‘nipple recipe’ won – until I did not use it with my last baby
Thrush in cracked nipples – not funny!

More on nipple care here

More than food/drink

Recipe – after blood transfusions and a small handful of raw almonds with each snack – plus so much water drunk.

This is not a smart idea – look at the 40 days staying inside a house – I was running my 7 year old around to soccer etc plus off teaching from baby’s age – week 3. Women have always managed what HAS to happen . .

Interesting times. . . how to keep feeding a dying bub in NICU

What I did . .
20 B complex tablets daily
Had acupuncture to calm me down

LOTS of water and food .. Also use these tricks . .

After C section

Can we feed a baby and recover from massive abdominal surgery?

With grace – and lots of intention – some may say luck – but I did not deviate from what I intended.

My daughter’s mother’s story – here
Breastfeeding in trying circumstances here

Still more here

What about the ‘helpers’ NOT helping?

Surround yourself with women who have . .
We may be older – ask – it was what we our our hearts and souls into .

Why would we feed our babies?

Baby needs to be nourished by your body STILL.

NOT A BANK . . More you use – more you make.

When you want less/no breast milk

Including engorgement

Stop any Blood boosting herbs as this will make better and more abundant milk.


Avoid all cold exposure.  .
Take the cold out – navel cupping – see more here.
NO elder’s wisdom would have suggested this.

Fixing Mastitis

Maybe also read through this?

iodine – topical on body – palm sized piece a day  can go on breast as well – maybe alternate breasts – will clear up the lumps and the low thyroid function.

Also see what I have in the manual – available online instantly . .

Best value – the resources – download instantly and get started on new life – so easy . .

Easy Pregnancy resources

Always there is an answer – please read Hints from a trio of triplet mums

I can be reached on (07) 3899 2274
Or by email.
We can organise a Skype/messenger chat if necessary with bank transfer of CC over the phone ..

I am not a L.C. or midwife – I am one who is likely able to help.
A continuity of care provider.

I know that decades later we still hold these stories as though it were yesterday.

Mothering needs to be instinctive

There is nothing medical in being a mammal.
All of us can breastfeed – or we would be not here.

Problem has arisen with all of us handing over sovereignty.
Your job as a mum is to fiercely make sure natural happens.
Anything/anyone getting in your way – your job to assert yourself.
You need to be empowered all through the pregnancy.
YOU are the only one who is the mum – and as parents YOU both bear consequences.

Ideally you become more aware – I wrote my manual – so you do know what to do ..

and before the state you may find yourself in.
I wish this new version of maternity – me 42 years ago – knew what I have collated for you.

Myself as a Newly born mum                                                                                                                                                      

Here is my book – and DVDs come to – as in 2005
I can likely undo the trauma as I will post soon – of several mum’s experience – without me even touching them!

I am conducting a wee survey and am writing up other mums’ stories – as we all have something to say –

My Wiser Older Women project – it does dredge up a lot though.
I am so sorry for all of you who have not had what is your baby’s birth right – an easy pregnancy and birth and life – as two things missing

And avoid all ice!



You may need to know more – do email me or phone for more help (07) 38992274