Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Thanks for the books - they arrived yesterday. I have to say I have already finished reading and I loved it! I'm so glad to be able to offer this to my customers as it really is a must read. I wish this book had been around when I was first starting out - it is so practical and tells you all the important stuff that no one ever does. I paticularly liked the A-Z of breastfeeding with a toddler. So very true. I also found the myths section fantastic and particularly about losing weight when feeding. Unfortunately I was one of those women who fell into the third category of losing extreme amounts of weight so it was great to know I'm not alone. I almost want a third just so I can use all this new info!
Kelly is selling Breastfeeders Anonymous through her online maternity store - Nuvo Maternity (www.NuvoMaternity.com.au)
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Sorry the scanned image isn't that fantastic, so here's what they had to say:
Written by a mum with a passion for breastfeeding, this book aims to be a support for any mums facing the highs - and sometimes lows - of breastfeeding. It includes answers to many frequently asked questions and busts the breastfeeding myths you're sure to encounter.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
At that point I realised I could help in so many ways.
Having qualified and worked as an English teacher for several years before becoming a parent, I knew I had the necessary skills to put together informative and useful articles that would guide and inform breastfeeding women and so I got to work; the result was my website.
Almost immediately I began receiving thank you emails from mums who’d come across my site and who had found the help they needed (for example, should a breastfed baby be winded during feeds, is it safe for a breastfeeding mother to drink alcohol, is it possible to restart breastfeeding after stopping?) and that spurred me on to keep writing more and more articles.
As time went by I also added a lot of pregnancy articles to the site as I began to understand that I needed to reach pregnant women too if I was to get the breastfeeding message across. This has been a very successful move and many of my most popular articles are those which are pregnancy-related.
The funny thing is the more I add to the website and blog, the more I realise there still is to do!
In the last few weeks I’ve begun podcasting some of the articles from the website as a means of making my articles more accessible to women who perhaps don’t have the time or privacy to sit down and read the articles and also for women with disabilities who perhaps find it difficult to read articles on a computer screen.
I’m also currently writing a book about my experiences which I hope will also help mums who are finding breastfeeding challenging.
On top of all that I have several other top-secret projects up my sleeve which will be revealed in the very near future!
I can honestly say I have learnt so much from my own personal breastfeeding experiences, not least the fact that I went from being virtually computer illiterate to feeling perfectly comfortable doing all manner of technical stuff these days! More than anything though I feel thrilled that I am now attracting around 1000 visitors a day via the website and blog… and if my advice helps even a tiny percentage of my visitors then all the late nights and hard work will have been well worth it.
If I’d gone back to teaching (which I may in the future) not only would I have missed out on the privilege and freedom of working from home whilst my children are small, but my life would be so different now. I truly feel that the choices I have made have been for the best.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Thought I'd better pop in and explain why I've been so absent of late.
We've been busy and away for much of the last week - big highlight was the Thomas The Tank Engine concert in Perth - which means I've had no time for work and computer stuff. Am also running on very little sleep and it's beginning to take its toll...
While I've been MIA, there's been a couple more sightings of Breastfeeders Anonymous in the media, so I'll scan those reviews and articles and bring them to you ASAP.
In the meantime, hope you are all well and happy. Please leave a comment and say HI if you're reading - I have to wonder sometimes if I'm now talking to myself....