I recently read a brilliant, as-in-I-can’t-get-over-how-great-it-is, book, “Boobin’ All Day Boobin’ All Night”, by Meg Nagle, an Australia based International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. It was my very first Amazon Kindle purchase as I wanted an on-the-go version because I KNEW I would not be able to put this book down. I finished it in 2 days, and that’s while keeping up with a 13 month old!
It’s no secret that I LOVE The Milk Meg! I found her accidentally through Facebook shortly after I gave birth to Zoey and was seeking breastfeeding support; I have been addicted to her page ever since. I will definitely write more on her later, in her very own post, because I strongly believe that every mama needs a little bit of The Milk Meg in their life!
Boobin’ All Day Boobin’ All Night
Most babies just want a cuddle and a boob. This book is for those looking for gentle suggestions, an understanding of what is normal in breastfed babies and toddlers and what to do when everyone says your way of mothering through breastfeeding (especially at night) is not best…when you know in your heart that it is.
The last few words in the description of the book, found on The Milk Meg‘s website, sums it up for me; “When you know in your heart that it is”. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be breastfeeding my 13 month old baby… “Ugh…no way! They have teeth!” But here I am, with a very energetic and fierce little lady napping away while attached to my boob as I write this post. Why? Because in my heart it’s what feels right for me and my baby.
The book covers the whole breastfeeding journey, from birth to Meg’s experience with breastfeeding her 3 boys, to gentle weaning to, the reason why I was particularly interested in this book, advice on night weaning and transitioning your little one to their own bed after bed-sharing.
I love the way Meg writes; it’s real and relatable as if you’re chatting away with a fellow mama at a coffee shop. It’s a shorter read which is a pleasure when you’re as busy as a mama; but that’s not the reason why I finished the book so quickly. I finished it in lighting speed because I just couldn’t put it down! I looked forward to reading more about her experiences, stories and anecdotes that were all so insightful and informative.
I recommend this book to all mamas looking to understand their babies, rather than mold them into our schedules; or for ones looking to take a gentle approach to parenting while going back to the basics of raising them through love and cuddles. For a full list of what the book includes, or how it can help you and your family, visit The Milk Meg’s website here.