Episode 18: Night Weaning, Gently With Love
Thinking about how to approach weaning your little one off night feeds? Well, Pinky’s main message is ‘Gradually and with love’ :>)
In this episode, Pinky reminds us to be empathic and look at it from baby’s side – how do we feel as adults if we wake up distressed, uncomfortable, thirsty, hungry or just really wired from the day’s activities.
Teething, indigestion, toileting, dreams… there are so many reasons for waking at night. A flexible, progressive approach to change – what a great bit of modelling for our bubs ;>)
Weaning With Love ebook by Pinky McKay IBCLC
‘Sleeping Like a Baby’ and ‘Toddler Tactics’ by Pinky McKay (Penguin Random House). Pinky’s books are currently available FREE if you are a member of Audible.
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More about Pinky McKay
Pinky McKay is Australia’s most recognised and respected breastfeeding and gentle parenting expert. She’s an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and best-selling author of 4 titles including Parenting By Heart and Sleeping Like a Baby, (Penguin Random House). Pinky specializes in gentle parenting styles that honour mothers’ natural instincts to respond to their babies.
An award winning Business Woman, Pinky is the creator of Boobie Foods, all natural and organic foods to nourish breastfeeding mothers and she also offers a Business Bootcamp for Lactation Consultants in Private Practice.
Pinky’s work is inspired by her passion to see ‘every mother with a baby in her arms and a smile on her face.’ She says, “support is essential for all new mothers and the professionals who work with them – by lifting each other, women thrive, mothers can reach their breastfeeding goals and families can enjoy a gentle, connected beginning.
Pinky’s ‘get real’, no-nonsense approach, along with a blend of humour, sharp wit and wisdom, make her an expert source for national publications and major network TV. Her real-world experience stems from being the mother of five and grandmother of four.
Pinky has spoken across Australia, New Zealand and the United states and has presented a popular Tedx talk, ‘Surrender is Not a Dirty Word’. Her reach extends worldwide through her books, e-programs, blogs and highly engaged facebook and instagram pages.
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