Our breastfeeding journey is over. Four years and nine months of feeding The Pea and we’re done. It feels a little strange to not be breastfeeding any more, but it happened gradually and naturally and he stopped when he was ready to, and for that I am both proud and thankful. It would be nice now to have him sleep through the entire night, but maybe in another four years… Continue reading
Category Archives: Breastfeeding
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
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
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
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?
Anyway… Continue reading
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).
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
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