Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Book Shops

Thanks for all those who continue to read my blog despite regular updates - life is mad but I love seeing a comment.

My life is only about to get more crazy as I've taken on the challenge to do National Novel Writing Month this month ( and therefore unless there is mindblowing book news or someone (hint hint) sends breastfeeding stories or photos, I won't be updating much. Although saying that, I have a few guest bloggers lined up, which will hopefully make an appearance soon.

In the meantime, Ï'm excited to say that many bookshops have started ordering Breastfeeders Anonymous from my distributor, so if you've been holding off for the book in bookshops (down under that is) then you should be able to get one soon. If you want to order from a bookshop that doesn't have it in stock, tell them that Dennis Jones and Associates is the distributer.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Hiya folks... promise to add more than photos on WW's soon. But in the meantime, here's another!

Thanks to Sophie for sending it in. And please if any of you have any breastfeeding pics you'd like to share or your breastfeeding story, please email me at

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Another Wordless Wednesday

Here's another gorgeous pic from my book.

Don't forget if you have a breastfeeding pic you'd be happy to share, please email it to me at for next Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, October 15, 2007


I recently got such an uplifting email from a reader and retailer of Breastfeeders Anonyous. Kelly's shipment of the books arrived last week and here's what she had to say:

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 (

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mother and Baby Mag!

Breastfeeders Anonymous features in the latest Mother and Baby Magazine in Australia.
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

Breastfeeding Mums

Today I have another guest blogger - YAY - Sinead from UK website BreastfeedingMums. I wanted to showcase someone from the UK as a reminder that Breastfeeders Anonymous will soon be available in the UK from This is Sinead's gorgeous pic below with her beautiful son. Sinead, like moi, is VERY PASSIONATE about breastfeeding and decided to start a website to help others in their breastfeeding efforts. Below she tells us a bit more... Thanks Sinead.

Breastfeeding Mums came about as a result of my decision to become a work at home mum after the birth of my third child. I had successfully breastfed both of my daughters and having attended a local breastfeeding support group whilst breastfeeding my second daughter, I realised that there was so much information new breastfeeding mums wanted to know but that they just didn’t know where to find the answers.

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.

BreastFeedingMums helps many new mothers cope with the demands of breastfeeding and I love the fact that I have helped mums simply by taking time to recall and write about the questions I heard mums asking time and again throughout my own time as a breastfeeding mum.

Aside from the website, I started the BreastfeedingMums Blog ( initially as a way of publicising my website. However, it also serves very much as a lovely keepsake of my own breastfeeding memories and my attempts at building up a successful and useful website.

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.
Visit Breastfeeding Mums at

Friday, October 05, 2007

Introducing the Boob Squad

For those of you on Facebook, you may have noticed á while ago I joined the group ''Hey Facebook - breastfeeding is not obsene'', which started when Facebook tried to ban a mum from posting breastfeeding pics. Since then, the group's membership has skyrocketed and recently another new group (not a Facebook one) ''The Leage of Maternal Justice'' has launched some missions to show Facebook that Breastfeeding is FAB!

They're having an online Nurse-in, in which they'll showcase a montage of breastfeeding photos live online. You can send them your photos by logging onto their website and following the links ( and I encourage all of you to do so. Thanks to your great photos for my book, I know many of you have gorgeous breastfeeding photos that would be great for this purpose.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Missing In Insomnia

Hi friends

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....