What’s in a smile?

The chemistry of face to face interaction is an automatic and instinctive response for the baby and for the adult involved. When we smile at a baby our pupils dilate – a sign that the sympathetic nervous system is pleasurably aroused. When baby sees the smiling face and dilated pupils his sympathetic nervous system is also automatically aroused. His Read more

12 Aug 2015| no comments.

Feed, Play, Sleep – No!

Why many health professionals have got it wrong A commonly recommended pattern of caring for baby is “Feed, play, sleep”.   This may be quite appropriate for babies over 3 months of age however for young babies I advise adapting it to “Feed, play, comfort, sleep”.  This is because young babies’ neurological and digestive systems are Read more

10 Aug 2015| no comments.

www.birthjourney.com is ‘reborn’

My Birthjourney.com website has reached out to expectant and new parents for over a decade and has now been ‘reborn’ with a fresh new face and updated content to reflect my ongoing work as a Midwife and Lactation Consultant.

17 Jun 2014| no comments.