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Pinky McKay

Pinky McKay

Pinky McKay is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected breastfeeding experts. She’s an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and best-selling author of 4 titles including Parenting By Heart and Sleeping Like a Baby, (Penguin Random House). Pinky specializes in gentle parenting styles that honour mothers’ natural instincts to respond to their babies.

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’s work is inspired by her passion to see ‘every mother with a baby in her arms and a smile on her face.’ She says, “support is essential for all new mothers and the professionals who work with them – by lifting each other, women thrive, mothers can reach their breastfeeding goals and families can enjoy a gentle, connected beginning.

Pinky’s ‘get real’, no-nonsense approach, along with a blend of humour, sharp wit and wisdom, make her an expert source for national publications and major network TV. Her real-world experience stems from being the mother of five and grandmother of four.

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.



A Lactation Consultant’s Top tips for easier night feeds

Your newborn doesn’t know day from night; tiny tummies don’t hold enough milk for your baby to sleep through the night yet; and night time breastfeeds are important to maintain your milk supply – your prolactin (milk making hormone) levels… Continue Reading >

Busting the Booby Traps of Low Milk Supply

Pinky McKay   It can seem as though every time your baby whimpers somebody will suggest, ‘he’s hungry,’ or they may even ask, ‘are you sure you have enough milk?’ Then there is the anxiety about having your baby weighed. It feels like a… Continue Reading >

How your baby’s hands can help with breastfeeding

Are your baby’s hands getting in the way as you try to breastfeed? Have you been told to wrap your baby for feeds? Although the advice to wrap babies like a tiny burrito for feeds was common practice years ago,… Continue Reading >

How Breastfeeding Can Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer For You And Your Daughter

You have most likely heard very good reasons to breastfeed: boosting baby’s immune system; providing breast milk that changes to meet your baby’s needs; a lovely way to bond and allowing instant comfort for an unsettled baby. Another important reason… Continue Reading >

World Breastfeeding Week 2023 Celebrates ‘Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Working Parents.

World Breastfeeding Week, an annual global campaign, is set to take place from August 1 to 7, 2023. This year’s theme, “Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Working Parents,” highlights the importance of supporting breastfeeding mothers and creating conducive environments… Continue Reading >

Breastfeeding your unwell baby

Fortunately, due to the immunity-boosting factors in your breast milk, your breastfed baby will usually be healthy and well. However, if your baby does get sick, for instance with a cold or ear infection, this may affect his feeding. He… Continue Reading >

Foremilk and Hindmilk – Are There Two Different Kinds of Breastmilk? 

As a breastfeeding mum, you may worry, ‘is my baby getting enough milk?’ Then there is the pressure, usually from older women, that there is no ‘goodness’ in your milk if your baby is unsettled or feeding more frequently than… Continue Reading >

New Treatment for Mastitis – What You Need to Know.

by: Pinky McKay IBCLC   Suddenly feeling ‘fluey’? Emotional and teary? And you have a hot sore breast? Feeling ‘fluey’ any time when you are breastfeeding is a warning sign that you could be coming down with mastitis, inflammation of the… Continue Reading >



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