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