Category Archives: Breastfeeding

All things breastfeeding and natural parenting

Jamie Oliver and Breastfeeding – It’s Not About You!

I need to vent. I’ll keep it brief, I’m not going to offer a load of breastfeeding advice here, although I will  pop some links at the bottom for those who need some help. I am just going to say this:

Jamie Oliver has been expressing an interest in learning about the benefits for mums and babies that breastfeeding provides, and how the low breastfeeding rates in this country… Continue reading

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Why Breastfeeding Matters To Everyone

Apologies for interrupting this (unintentional and rather extended) blog break, and your peace and quiet. I hadn’t really intended to write anything on here just yet, I’ve kind of lost my blogging mojo (blo-jo? That’s just wrong. Sorry.), I’m uninspired and feeling rather ‘meh’ about the whole thing. At least, I was, until today when I discovered that our local breastfeeding support team has suffered funding cuts so bad that… Continue reading

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Turning A Corner

I realise what I am about to write will probably be my undoing, I am fairly convinced it will jinx things so much that I will never sleep more than an hour at a time ever, ever again. But here goes.

After 21 months of breastfeeding Pea to sleep, after 21 months of him only sleeping when next to someone, preferably me, preferably with milk, and after not quite… Continue reading

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18 Months and Still Going

Little Pea is now 18 months old, and we are still continuing on our breastfeeding journey.  The Princess had decided she had had enough of my milk by the time she was 12 months, which devastated me and left me feeling empty and redundant, yet also meant I could take the medication which successfully controlled my anxiety and depression.  Swings and roundabouts and all that, eh?

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Boobiemilk Giveaway!

It’s World Breastfeeding Awareness Week, and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway?

I am delighted to be running this competition in conjunction with Boobiemilk, home of all-things breastfeeding.  On offer is the Carriwell nursing bra, which is available in black, white, or nude, in sizes S, M, L, XL (see size chart below).

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Boob Nursing Bra Fast Food – A Review

I was recently sent the Nursing Bra Fast Food by Swedish nursing wear company, Boob.  Hands down, this is the most comfortable piece of underwear I have ever worn.  Ever.  And really, that’s all you need to know.

OK, so this review would be a little short if I were to… Continue reading

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The Importance of Breastfeeding Support

So it’s National Breastfeeding Awareness Week again, and all over Twitter and Facebook and various other media there are cries of “What’s the point?!”, “Why do we need more awareness?!”,  “Things like this just make us mums who can’t breastfeed feel guilty again!” blah blah etc etc.  Well, the point is this: UK breastfeeding rates are dropping… Continue reading

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Glamourmom Nursing Vest – A Review and Giveaway

Breastfeeding, for me, has always been a very simple, cheap experience.  The only things I have ever had to buy to make the experience more comfortable have been nursing bras and breast-pads.  Even these things are not necessities for everyone – those mums who are lucky enough to be able to pull a regular bra down in order to feed, and not have a milk supply so fast and furious… Continue reading

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The Power of the First Hour

A couple of weeks ago, Save the Children launched their ‘Power of the First Hour: Breastfeeding Saves Lives’ campaign.  This campaign was endorsed by celebrities and bloggers and the tabloids and the broadsheets.  This campaign was also the fuel of a backlash against breastfeeding in western society, with many bloggers and journalists and parents jumping on… Continue reading

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Changes

Earlier, I read a post on a Facebook page dedicated to the politics of breastfeeding.  It was asking the question whether people felt that a large barrier to breastfeeding is a modern mother’s expectations of maintaining a social life after pregnancy.  It really got me thinking, not just about breastfeeding, but about first-time motherhood in general.

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