Fourth Trimester & Breastfeeding

The Golden Month

Congratulations!!! You’ve had your baby and now you are navigating the new baby storm, or you are preparing for that fourth trimester and wanting to learn all there about breastfeeding and how to make it a smooth transition! This is such a special time for your family, and it is often referred to as the Golden Month. This is a once in a lifetime, never to be had again, first month after your baby arrives, and it deserves extra special care!

This Golden Month is where you should be staying close to home, resting, feeding, learning about your newborn, bonding with your newborn, nourishing your body and blocking out that busy world that is only going to overstimulate you and your baby.

We’ve put some tips together on How to Make the Most of Your Golden Month, so enjoy this post and follow the recommendations for a smooth transition to parenthood.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding may be natural, but for many mums it doesn’t just come naturally, and we all need support to be confident in breastfeeding and our own mama intuition.

Whether you are pregnant or are already breastfeeding, it is normal to have lots of questions and need lots of support to help establish successful feeding.

Just remember that breastfeeding (like anything) takes lots of practice, definitely lots of patience and the right support to help you.

Naomi Hull is a lactation consultant that joined us for our Ask The Expert segment, where lots of our mums were able to jump onto facebook to ask their questions. We compiled a post with all of the questions and answers so that you have them at your fingertips: Read All The Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered!

Amberley Harris Breastfeeding Video Series

So you want to set yourself up for breastfeeding success? Then you must take a look at Amberley’s modern, cutting-edge video series. It was created for the modern mama.
Perhaps you’re a first-time mother concerned breastfeeding won’t work for you …
Or maybe you tried to breastfeed in the past but, unfortunately, it was unsuccessful …
Did you experience feelings of Sadness, Guilt And A Deep Sense Of Loss over an experience you longed to have with your little one?
For so many women, breastfeeding is immensely challenging — many would say it’s harder than giving birth.
Amberley has put together a modern, cutting edge video series for the modern mother. We recommend our couples purchase these videos before their baby arrives, so they are feeling prepared for breastfeeding right from the start.

Purchase the 4 Series Video Breastfeeding Package

The 4 series video package is normally $99, but Amberley has gifted our HypnoBirthing families a $20 discount by using the coupon code BOOBS20

Click here to find out more and purchase the video series

Hypnosis for Breastfeeding & Post Natal Support

Jump over to the shop, and download the Fourth Trimester Album, so you can navigate this time with calm and confidence

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Birth Trauma

Healing Birth Trauma from Within – Guided Meditation

Download the Healing Birth Trauma from Within Album, for any woman that has had a difficult or traumatic birth experience and is ready to find some inner peace.

Click here to find out more

Support

This Golden Month does require patience, confidence and support. Many of our Educators are Postnatal Doulas, so if you require extra support, jump over to the directory to find a postnatal doula near you. The Australian Breastfeeding Association is a great resource, and if you need extra support, you will find a list of lactation consultants near you.

If you are not feeling well and are finding this time challenging, reach out to your GP for a referral to a specialist.

Fourth Trimester & Breastfeeding Articles

How To Make The Most Of Your Golden Month

How To Make The Most Of Your Golden Month

Firstly, what is a a Golden Month? This is the once in a life time, never to be had again, first month after your baby arrives. Many cultures have terms for this month - confinement, staying in or the first 40 days. I love the term Golden Month although I know...

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7 Tips for Post Birth Recovery

7 Tips for Post Birth Recovery

One of the biggest underestimations that many new parents make when expecting their first baby, is the post birth recovery period which is also known as the fourth trimester. The fourth trimester is based on the concept that after 37-42 weeks of gestation in the womb,...

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Physiotherapy After Birth

Physiotherapy After Birth

Should I prioritise a physiotherapy appointment after labour? It can be a pretty busy time settling in with your new baby and you may already have midwife, GP, obstetrician or lactation consultant appointments as well as friends and family visiting. So why would it be...

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Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered

Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered

We were delighted to have Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Expert, Naomi Hull answering some common breastfeeding questions from our very own community at our Ask the Expert Segment recently. We have put all the questions and answers into an easy to read blog...

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How To Know If Baby Is Getting Enough Milk?

How To Know If Baby Is Getting Enough Milk?

Today we have special guest Naomi Hull talking to us all things breastfeeding. As big question on most mum's lips is 'Is my baby getting enough milk'. We don't have amazing measuring devices on our breasts but there are many things you can keep an eye on. Thanks...

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Healing Birth Trauma from Within

Healing Birth Trauma from Within

The Importance of Healing Birth Trauma from Within Diana Fischer, a Clinical Hypnotherapist and HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator from WA sees the effects of birth trauma too often, and has developed the Guided Meditation 'Healing Birth Trauma from Within' for women...

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How to Heal Birth Trauma

How to Heal Birth Trauma

The Truth About Birth Trauma & How to Finally Heal from it How can you really begin to move on after a difficult birth? It is very sad to know the scary truth about Birth Trauma here in Australia, and that 1 in 3 women are reporting their births as traumatic. You...

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Sleep Talk Professional Training – Next in QLD

Sleep Talk Professional Training – Next in QLD

Sleeptalk®: Become a Consultant Have you considered adding other areas of expertise to your belt as a Birth Professional, and enjoy an added income stream? As a SleepTalk® Consultant you will be able to teach parents how to use the Goulding SleepTalk® Process with...

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Top sleep tips from a baby whisperer

Top sleep tips from a baby whisperer

When is my baby going to sleep? Recently our In-House Baby Whisperer, Amanda Bude was interviewed by Marika Hart, founder of Heresphere. Marika is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, and she created her website as  place where women can access great education and...

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5 Top Breastfeeding Tips

5 Top Breastfeeding Tips

Get Breastfeeding Working for You & Your Baby! Breastfeeding, although natural, is still very much a learned skill for mother and baby. Many mothers encounter breastfeeding challenges. Here are 5 top breastfeeding tips to help get breastfeeding working for you and...

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Look for the Gold Seal of Quality…

HypnoBirthing International (The Mongan Method) is the Gold Standard of HypnoBirthing Globally. We are the original and official HypnoBirthing Program here in Australia & the program chosen by the Royals! The Gold Seal signifies both credibility and professionalism of our Educators Internationally with accreditation from the HypnoBirthing Institute. This emblem is only given to those educators who have pushed themselves successfully to complete the extensive HypnoBirthing Certification and training. We have over 30 years of proven results and many, many successful, positive birth stories.