Breastfeeding, the story of Archie Valentino by Marcia Leone

I haven’t been overly vocal about my breastfeeding story, rather choosing to cheer from the sidelines in support of the brave mamas – particularly in the Instagram community -who have made it their mission to #normalizebreastfeeding. You see, although I obviously applaud …

Beating ‘bad habits’ –  gently,with love.

  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’? The good news is, you can relax: rocking …

You may be asking, what does ‘Parenting by Heart’ mean?  As well as supporting you with a simple, stress-free  blueprint to nurture your baby (and yourself) through the awesome first year of parenting, the basic philosophy behind my book is to support …

Access, the law and a breastfed baby

Today,  I was called to advocate in court (in my capacity as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)  for an illiterate migrant woman who had her baby removed whilst a patient in a psychiatric ward. This poor mama had been fully breastfeeding her 4 month old …