Supporting Mums & Their Babies to Nourish Their Bodies & Thrive

The drive: What challenges have you overcome? 

Self-doubt has been a massive challenge for me. I have always been a people pleaser, and someone who thrives on approval from others. This has been a big step for me, sometimes sharing content that I know will ruffle some feathers as it goes against the ‘norm’. But I am so passionate about helping people and showing them the evidence-based information that can help them if they are willing to learn and not just do something because someone told them to. For example, research has now shown it is important to wait until a child is at least 1 year of age before introducing them to honey as it can possibly cause health problems. But I find the older generation’s way of thinking is ‘you had it and you turned out fine!’.  I am hoping to create awareness and show people the evidence so they can have the full information before making their parenting decisions.  

For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business? 

For me so far, the pros are getting out of my comfort zone and proving to myself that I can do this. Also, seeing the reviews my clients have given has been just absolutely incredible. I’ve always loved helping people, and it just makes me feel like I really am making a difference in someone’s life.  

The cons are that I didn’t realise how hard it would be to get my name out there online to create a client base. Also, thinking about all the extra sleep I could be getting when I am writing my content or studying while the baby is asleep! 

Hopes and dreams: What next? 

I hope to create something I wish I had when I was pregnant and beyond! Somewhat of an online community where people can come for evidence-based information and non-judgmental support, not only in nutrition, but I also love to share other accounts that include gentle parenting, gentle sleep support, lactation support and inclusiveness.  

I also want it to be somewhere you can be your ‘real’ self, without the pressure of feeling like you have to be like the ‘put together’ mums we see on social media all the time, because let’s face it, that’s usually far from the truth. 

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