February 5, 2017

We all know breast is best- you don't need me to tell you that, but I was totally naïve about how hard breastfeeding can be! I went to all the pre-natal classes and had this rosy expectation that after I delivered our precious baby we would have beautiful skin to skin bonding where the baby would then just migrate down & voila, child is feeding!  It's natural, doesn't it just happen- apparently not!  The more I talk to people, the more I now realise that for many, it doesn't just happen, it can be hard & for me having great support, was the only reason I got there.


Miss E arrived at 36 weeks (that's another story!), largely healthy & well. I will never forget that first moment I held my beautiful girl & the overwhelming love I felt instantly (I'm tearing up now), we shared skin to skin contact and across the afternoon tried to feed, but Miss E just wasn't ready.  After no success it was time to express, to share those precious drops of colostrum....

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Your Family Dietitian

Gold Coast, Australia


Jacqueline Cotugno

Dietitian-Nutritionist (APD),

Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE)

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