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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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
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
This morning Little Pea and I took a trip out to our local breastfeeding group. Given that I breastfed The Princess and am fairly passionate about the whole subject, it may come as a surprise that this was my first visit to the group.
After The Princess was born, anxiety and depression kept me indoors and socially detached for a long time. As I started to get… Continue reading
So this is nearly a week late – I honestly don’t know where the time goes these days. I think by the time I actually get chance to sit down and write in an evening, I’m so tired my brain won’t switch on properly and all I’m fit for is a cuppa and mindless trash TV in bed.
Anyway. Last Thursday at the peer supporter group we learned all… Continue reading
Today was an exciting day for me. I started a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter course. This was a fairly big deal for two reasons. 1 You may have noticed I’m fairly passionate about breastfeeding and 2 When The Princess was born I had a difficult time with anxiety and depression. I rarely left the house by myself, and the only group I really took part in was a six-week baby… Continue reading
And so to continue on a theme…
The little sucking noises and murmurs of satisfaction that breastfeeding elicits are simply beautiful.
It gives me chance to just be with my baby, Little Pea concentrating on feeding and me concentrating on Little Pea. Armageddon could be happening, but if it coincided with a breastfeed, I wouldn’t notice it at all.
Breast milk on baby’s breath smells better than… Continue reading
I’ve not been around here much lately. Not for any reason other than I have been absolutely knackered. I had almost forgotten how tiring pregnancy is, except I can still quite clearly remember falling through the door after work and flopping straight onto the sofa for a nap for an hour or two. This time round it’s not so easy, and I constantly feel shattered. I want to sleep for… Continue reading