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Haute Mama
New York City and Sydney Australia
Breastfeeeding Champion and Bottle Babe letting you know its ok to do both.
Interests: Parenting experts, breastfeeding advocates, childcare, supporting mothers and enjoying life with our children and partners. Visit us at and
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Pregnancy & Newborn magazine reviewed our book - Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How - in its January issue calling it a "A helpful breastfeeding aid and a must-have for moms new to nursing." You can buy our e-book online at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and iBooks. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How
The Number One breastfeeding book in the Southern Hemisphere is finally available world wide today. In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How, by Melissa Macdonald & Tatyanna Wright - launch their book to celebrate, support and encourage the beautiful gift of breastfeeding. The book includes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How
The number one breastfeeding book in Australia comes to the US next month - The internationally best seller "Breastfeeding: Real Mums Tell You How" - in its first year sales were compared to that of “What To Expect When You Are Expecting” a book that to date has sold over... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How
For most babies, breastfeeding is without question the best way to be fed, but unfortunately breastfeeding can also transmit HIV. If no antiretroviral drugs are being taken, breastfeeding for two or more years can double the risk of the baby becoming infected. While some HIV-positive mothers in high income countries... Continue reading
It has been clearly shown that when antiretrovirals are taken through the pregnancy and breastfeeding stage, there is a greatly reduced HIV infection rate. However, there must be 100% adherence to taking the drugs correctly or else there is a risk that the baby will become infected with HIV. There... Continue reading
This Mother's Day, to celebrate a special mother in your life, add a leaf to our partners mothers2mothers "Tree of Hope" dedication tree. Every dedication helps their tree grow larger, bringing more hope and strength to mothers in Africa living with HIV. You can make as many dedications as you... Continue reading
Dianne's top 5 tips for surviving the first 48 – 72 hours: - Until your milk comes in breastfeeding is hard, awkward, painful, so don’t overdo it. - If you’re not having any success, relax and give your beautiful newborn a cuddle, let them snuggle into your boob and enjoy... Continue reading
I had nipple soreness with both bubs for the first few weeks, and cracking with the first bub. I found that by not trying so hard to ‘get it right’ straight away with the second my nipples were in a better state than with the first bub. Unfortunately I had... Continue reading
I was a bit naive before the first child came along, but being a fairly organised and results-driven individual, I was determined to ‘get it right’ from the beginning. So, we went to the breastfeeding class and listened intently during the pre-natal sessions. My lasting memory of it was a)... Continue reading
How could this happen? A New York City mother claims her newborn was breastfed by another woman after hospital staff switched their babies. What would you do? To read more, click here. Continue reading
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1. Be informed - make sure that you feel really informed about breast and bottle feeding before giving birth. If possible take a breastfeeding class at your local hospital or birthing centre or see a lactation consultant prior to the birth so you feel confident 2. Be prepared - before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How
Co-author Melissa Macdonald on Australia's Today Show. If you can't view the clip here, please click: here, and watch it on YouTube. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How
HIV is not something that we have talked about since the early 1980‘s when we saw horrific ad campaigns educating the world on HIV/AIDS. It is however, still a major issue for many women worldwide with over 16 million women currently infected with HIV. With the World Health Organization calling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How
Bringing home a new baby is the most joyous time in a woman’s life yet for some women the weeks preceding their babies arrival can be filled with tears and sadness. Adjusting to a lack of sleep can be just the start of difficulties for many new mums especially those... Continue reading
It’s widely acknowledged that breast is best for babies for the health of mother and baby but why is it that women are giving it up so quickly? Young women used to being competent and capable in the workplace are questioning why they are failing miserably at something that is... Continue reading
Co-Author Melissa Macdonald shares her own personal story with breastfeeding: As pregnant women, we don’t think so much about feeding our baby, rather the labour and the pain associated with it. We’re filled with the excitement of finally meeting our baby for the first time and so we should be,... Continue reading
About 50 to 85% of new mothers experience the baby blues in the first two weeks postpartum. Without any reason, they are all of a sudden in tears. They may feel sad, restless, exhausted, and worry about the lack of happy feelings that are supposed to come with the birth... Continue reading
NEW STUDY FROM UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER ON BREAST FEEDING & POST NATAL DEPRESSION The commonly held belief that mothers suffering from post natal depression will not be able to breastfeed has been challenged by research from the University of Leicester, which also suggests that the manner in which current breastfeeding... Continue reading
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