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Breastfeeding and Teething

Breastfeeding and teething are topics that are covered quite a bit in articles and via parenting sites. We usually talk about the two separately to cover all the issues that can crop up but I think sometimes we overlook the fact that teething can impact breastfeeding.

Just when you think you’ve overcome the latch issues, you’ve got your boobs balanced out perfectly, you’ve learnt how often you need to change your breast pads and you have a good natural rhythm with your little treasure, they begin to sprout those teeth! Continue reading “Breastfeeding and Teething”

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Why It’s Not as Stressy Having the Second Child

Just the other day my sister said to me, ‘You’re not as stressy as you were the first time around’ and she is completely right. I’m not. Yes, I am exhausted, yes I still lose my shit but I don’t get worked up in the same way as I did as a first time Mum and I certainly don’t over the same things. You see, I have learnt a very important lesson in the (almost) last 5 years, that sometimes you just need to let it go.  Continue reading “Why It’s Not as Stressy Having the Second Child”

breastfeeding on the beach

What I Love About Breastfeeding

I have been very lucky. Breastfeeding has come easily and naturally with both of my children and I’ve never experienced any issues or, thankfully, no negative comments when feeding out and about. I know there are a lot of reasons that other women may not be able to do it, why they feel they have to give up or why they feel it isn’t for them but as I have previously mentioned, I do believe that the key to changing this is via support. I really wish that more Mothers could Continue reading “What I Love About Breastfeeding”

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The Bittersweet Side of Becoming a Preemie Parent

I have held off writing this for a quite a while for a couple of reasons really. 1 I felt that I had covered quite a bit on prematurity and sometimes it really can sound like you are always being quite negative (without meaning to but until you’ve been in these shoes it can be difficult to understand where it is all coming from) and 2 because it is still painful to think about certain aspects and to reflect on how those moments made me feel. Continue reading “The Bittersweet Side of Becoming a Preemie Parent”

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Your Cloth Nappy Questions Answered

Changing to cloth nappies has been a really positive move for us as a family. Not only are we reducing our waste and helping the environment, we are also saving money and in a year this could even amount to as much as £500! Children cost enough money as it is and I would rather spend those vital pennies on a day out than on something that will end up in a landfill. 

Since writing about the change, I have been asked quite a few questions about how they work, what they are like, how washing impacts on my week and so on, so I thought the best way to help would be to answer all of these in one place. Continue reading “Your Cloth Nappy Questions Answered”

Baby feeding from a Mums breast in cradle position

How Different Breastfeeding Positions Can Help with Feeding Your Baby

When it comes to breastfeeding, most of us automatically picture a woman cradling her baby across her body to feed. Yes, this is the usual position but have you ever considered how other positions could benefit you and your baby? If you are struggling with a latch, aching from holding your little one too much in the same place, your baby has Colic and is griping with pain and so on, you may find a solution in my list of breastfeeding positions below. Continue reading “How Different Breastfeeding Positions Can Help with Feeding Your Baby”

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Why Support in Breastfeeding is Essential in Improving our Rates

Breastfeeding, love it or hate it, do it or don’t, argue online or really don’t see the point in the debate, no matter what your stance is it always gets a rise doesn’t it? 

If I’m completely honest with you (and I always am!), I’m pretty bored of the breast versus formula saga and it was only last year I wrote a post on why I couldn’t understand the controversy that surrounds breastfeeding your baby so this year I want to speak out about why Continue reading “Why Support in Breastfeeding is Essential in Improving our Rates”