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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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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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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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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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The Big Babyhuddle Breastfeeding Carnival

When Babyhuddle asked if any of their Elite Bloggers were interested in hosting a carnival, I jumped at the chance to showcase some excellent bloggers, and the topic of breastfeeding was one I was naturally drawn to.  I have had a great response from the other Babyhuddle bloggers, so I suggest you snuggle down on the sofa… Continue reading

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Breastfeeding: A Few Facts

A few months ago I became a breastfeeding peer supporter.  The course was fascinating for many reasons, it provided facts and information I didn’t previously know, and it put into clear words things that I had just taken for granted.

One thing that was clear, and that is blatantly clear nationwide given the figures of mothers who breastfeed their babies to 6 months and beyond, is that… Continue reading

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Weaning the ‘Right’ Way

That title is not meant to be judgemental in any way, it is a reference to the fact that a health visitor told me that I had “gone wrong” with The Princess by spoon-feeding her.  It made me feel awful.  We had started her on solids at 19 weeks, just a spoonful of baby porridge in an evening for the first few weeks, mainly because she was an… Continue reading

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