Cocoon & Cradle Membership Community

The membership community you've been waiting for...

You were never meant to mother alone. Join a village of likeminded mums who have transformed their motherhood journey with our unique community support. 

You were never meant to mother alone. Join a village of likeminded mums who have transformed their motherhood journey with our unique community support. 

Whether you’re a first time mum lost in the chaos of conflicting advice, or a seasoned mama after some extra support, I'm here to hold your hand every step of the way.

You're not alone. There's a supportive community waiting.

This community will take you by the new mama hand, banish any thoughts of not being enough, dispel your feelings of loneliness, and bolster your confidence, in a society that is pushing you to make your child as independent as possible as soon as possible.

It’s your ticket out of the spiral of misinformation available online and towards learning to parent your baby in a way that feels good for both of you.




Next-Level Community

Have you ever felt lonely in motherhood? The truth is, you were never meant to do this alone. And that motherhood feels so hard, because it is so hard. What makes it easier is know that you are not alone, and having real life support from other mums who truly get it, because they are going through (or have been through) the exact same thing. The best bit, unlike your current Facebook groups, their advice won't be to wean or sleep train.


Expert Guidance

Each month we have handpicked guest speakers join us inside the community. Think world renowned experts at your fingertips! Bespoke workshops and interactive Q&A sessions, from not only myself as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) & Holistic Sleep Coach, but also Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Neuroscientists, Naturopaths, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists, and Baby Wearing Experts, just to name a few!


24/7 Support

Become a part of our active private Facebook group where you can post as many questions as you like, share the ups and downs of motherhood, and find support from your new besties. I will be in the community every day too, ready to jump in and answer any and all questions you may have. It's like having an IBCLC, Holistic Sleep Coach, Paediatric Nurse, Midwife & Mum of 3 in your back pocket. All day. Every day.

Let me know if this sounds like you…

Feeling anxious around sleep and breastfeeding?

What if you could let go of the anxiety around sleep and breastfeeding, and the doubt that the endless Googling feeds? 

Searching for connection?

What if you could let go of the feelings of loneliness, in a world where early weaning and sleep training is the norm. You know that parenting responsively feels right for you, and that you can't be the only one doing all of these "bad habits". Hint: They aren't bad habits at all!

Want to stop the endless scrolling for answers?

What if you could finally stop the late-night internet scrolls and have an evidence-based community filled with ALL the information and support you need on infant sleep and breastfeeding, from those sweet early days right through to toddlerhood?

Sounds good doesn't it?

The Cocoon & Cradle Membership Community isn't about being in a club. It is about recognising and supporting the monumental work you are doing right now.



Direct Access

Direct access to me for expert guidance - you'll have an IBCLC, Holistic Sleep Coach, Paediatric Nurse & Midwife (plus mum of 3) in your back pocket.


Next-Level Support

Support from a village of like-minded mums that will be your biggest cheerleaders, and actually get it!


Interactive Workshops

Exclusive virtual events and workshops designed to meet you exactly where you are at in your motherhood journey.


Expert Guests

World renowned expert guest speakers - including dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and family psychologists, just to name a few!


IRL Meetups

The opportunity for real life meet ups with other mums who live close by​​. Never feel alone again.


Exclusive Discounts

​Exclusive discounts and promotions from my tried and tested favourite brands, you won't find anywhere else.


Penny Blunden

Paediatric Nurse and Founder of
Sick Happens

Greer Kirshenbaum, Ph.D

Neuroscientist Doula and Founder of Nurture Neuroscience

Jeanette Blandford

Accredited Practicing Dietician and Founder of Starting Solids Australia

Sarah Ashton

Mother's Occupational Therapist and Founder of Matrescence Matters

Sarah Percy

Women's Health Physiotherapist and Founder of Female Physio Co

Jacquie Ward

Registered Child & Family Psychologist at Flow State


5 Exclusive Toddler Bonuses 

Because your support shouldn't end with the first year. 

Dive into this collection of toddler bonuses, so that you feel supported for the first five years of your little one's life. 

  • Toddler Bedtime Battles Ebook
  • Night Weaning Made Simple Ebook
  • Transitioning Out Of The ​Cot Infographic
  • Night Time Visits Infographic 
  • Falling Asleep Together Infographic

Cocoon & Cradle has grown into a movement of over 70,000 mums worldwide. The Cocoon & Cradle Membership Community is the inner circle! Join us now and no longer feel alone.


“Before joining the community I felt so lost as a mum. I wanted to find my village that could support me but didn’t know where to turn, until I heard about Mel’s Community.

I immediately joined and felt a weight lift off my shoulders. I finally didn’t have to do this whole mothering gig alone. I finally had someone to answer all my questions. And I finally feel supported rather than shamed for my mothering choices. It’s been the best decision I’ve made so far.”


“Being a member of the cocoon and cradle community has been a life saver for me as a first time mum.

Finding other parents who have similar parenting values and having access to Mel for questions and support definitely makes motherhood less lonely.

I have learnt so much from Mel and the other professionals who have presented topics to the group. Definitely recommend joining this virtual village!”


“I've found the community to be a great way to connect to other like minded mum's. 

It's so helpful to see that others are going through very similar stages to you or have made it through! It gives a sense of camaraderie and feeling that you aren't alone.

The guest speaker sessions have been so informative. It's a credit to Mel to have select such relevant and professional speakers”



I’m Melissa,
​And you are why I do this work.​

Parenthood is no walk in the park. I’ve seen it time and time again as a Paediatric Nurse and Midwife, families getting kicked out the door with little to no village in sight and an absurd amount of confusing information floating around.

Becoming a mother myself to three small and incredible children, I realised firsthand how much support and guidance we actually need as parents. It was this that spurred me on to create Cocoon and Cradle to make sure others had access to the right information and support from day one.

I have poured my years of knowledge and experience not only as a Paediatric Nurse and Midwife but also as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Holistic Sleep Coach into this community, so you are informed and prepared for the incredible but sometimes challenging first few years of your child's life.

I’m here to support you on your journey from pregnancy to toddlerhood with holistic, evidence-based breastfeeding, sleep, and early parenthood support.

You’ve got this, and I’ve got you.

Life is too short to wish away your little one's first few years. Don't be held back by lack of support. Join us and become the mother you were always meant to be.

No matter what stage you’re at or coming up to, you’ll find everything you need to know inside the Cocoon & Cradle Membership Community.

You’ll be supported to find more sleep gently, breastfeed for as long as feels right for you, and nurture the sacred bond between the both of you without resorting to separation-based techniques to get there.


Cocoon & Cradle Membership Community

Join the community and keep connection at the forefront, while finding the unique rhythm of breastfeeding and sleep that works for your family.

​​Stop the late-night searching and rest assured you’ll be guided through these early years with attachment at the forefront and not a mention of sleep training in sight.

​PS. The doors to the community only open twice a year - so don't miss out!