I am at my desk doing a video call with Chloe. Some months ago she battled with Covid and this is her story. Katinka: Hallo Chloe, tell us a little bit about yourself. Chloe: Hi. I am 34 years old, married and I have two girls, Zoe 6 years and Zahlia 18 months. I am… Continue reading Overcoming Covid! Interview with a hospitalised breastfeeding mother
Today, I have Tanyaradzwa Rimayi on the phone. Tanyah first made contact with me through La Leche League when she was still expecting. Today the babies are 5 months old and I am curious to hear about her breastfeeding journey so far. Katinka: Hallo Tanyah, tell us a little bit about yourself. Tanyah: Hallo! I… Continue reading The Breastmilk Glow! Interview with a mother breastfeeding triplets
Today I am chatting with Tino (not her real name) about her unusual journey to motherhood, how she managed to bring in a milk supply for her baby born through a surrogate and how she managed to breastfeed her daughter after that. Her daughter is now 7 months old. Katinka: Thank you so much for… Continue reading Making Milk! A special journey
I am meeting with Kumbie today, we are sitting at a small table in a cafe in Harare, a large cup of cappuccino in front of us. Kumbie is looking radiant, happy and well rested for a mom of two small children. Katinka: Thank you so much for agreeing to talk to me today and… Continue reading Interview with a tandem breastfeeding mother
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC with a private practice in Harare. I accompany families in their breastfeeding journeys. Some of you will find this funny, breastfeeding can’t be difficult. Some of you will find this amazing, remembering their own struggles or preparing for their own journey. Today, I would like to… Continue reading Breastfeeding, naturally
A woman is pregnant, a man is becoming a father, a lifechanging event is about to happen and all eyes are on the big day, birth. How is it going to be? Will there be pain? Where will I give birth? Will I make it back from my business trip in time? Will our baby… Continue reading Breastfeeding and google, friend or foe?