Baby & Toddler Q & A with Pinky McKay

Mar 28, 2022



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I was a new Mum, not getting a lot of sleep but very hesitant to try the 'cry-it-out' methods that were presented to me. My motherly instincts told me there was a kinder way for my baby who seemed to be comforted by my touch and yes, mums milk.

A friend had texted me through a link to a baby sleep event- I think she felt somewhat sorry for my lack of sleep. I'd heard of the name, but not yet had the energy to pick up any of her work so it seemed like the right time.

 I went along solo (well with bubs by my side), feeling somewhat wired after yet another rough 2-hourly-wakes throughout the night and a bit anxious about how I would keep my baby girl settled for the long car trip and event. 

As I arrived at pram city, I took a seat up the front ready to get the answers when it came to my wakeful bubba. I absorbed every word the speaker had to say and so appreciated her 'keeping it real', but loved that she supported a gentle and holistic approach that resonated with how I felt motherhood should be- comforting to the baby. 

Yes, I had been introduced to teachings of Pinky McKay and I couldn't wait to dig into the books that I had taken away with me that afternoon.

Pinky McKay is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected breastfeeding experts. She’s a mum of five, a grandmother, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and best-selling author of 4 titles including Parenting By Heart, Sleeping Like a Baby and Toddler Tactics (Penguin Random House). Pinky specializes in gentle parenting styles that honour mothers’ natural instincts to respond to their babies. Her work is inspired by her passion to see ‘every mother with a baby in her arms and a smile on her face.’

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 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.

In episode 67 of the Glowing Mumma, Thriving Bubba podcast, I had the privelge of chatting with Pinky. Heres what we covered...

What We Chat About:


  • The benefits of carrying or rocking your baby to sleep.
  • Tips for transitioning a baby gently, to fall asleep without the need to feed to sleep.
  • How to wean with love.
  • What healthy foods could be triggering wakefulness in bubbas & toddlers. 

Toilet Training 

  • Toilet training tips for toddlers.
  • Guidance around teaching your little one about the function of their genitalia once they discover their private parts.


  • Helping little ones with the transition of becoming a sibling & ways to make them feel just as loved as ever.
  • How to reset a routine when your little one gets sick, has an injury or some change happens that manages to sway a routine. 
  • How to reason and communicate with a defiant 3 or 4 year old to do things such as getting dressed.
  • How to navigate swearing and outburst in little ones. 
  • Tips around overcoming boredom hunger requests

Plus more!

Connect With Pinky

Pinky McKay’s books and ePrograms are available on her website and you can follow Pinky on Instagram @PinkyMcKay1


Listen into episode 67 above, or search 'Glowing Mumma Thriving Bubba' on your fav podcast app.

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Let us know across on the @glowingmumma.thrivingbubba insta feed.


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