My Feeding Hopes for Baby Number Two

Those of you who have followed me for a while may remember that I tried, and failed, to breastfeed my first child, Aria. I put a lot of pressure on myself to breastfeed, so much pressure, but she just wouldn’t do it. She would get all warm and cosy and fall asleep on my breast. She lost so much weight, 12.3% of her body weight to be exact. She was…

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The First One Thousand Days – The Importance of Protein in Breast Milk

Advertorial Feature The first one thousand days of your baby’s life, right through from conception to toddlerhood, are not only the craziest, and often toughest days, but also the most important days for both baby and parents. During these days you will form bonds, discover new roles, and also set up your child’s nutritional foundation for life. The first one thousand days are also the hardest days, the days when…

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The Jamie Oliver Breastfeeding Debate – My Thoughts

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you will be well aware that all hell as broken loose following Jamie Oliver’s views on breastfeeding. I’ll be honest, I saw the backlash before the original comment and assumed that Jamie had said something incredibly out of order. I was shocked to see that he hadn’t criticised formula feeding mother’s at all. He is just keen to support those who want to…

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My Breastfeeding Essentials

If you’ve read my breastfeeding first impressions post you will know that I tried breastfeeding for a little while and struggled with it. In that short period of time I stumbled across a few items that made my life a lot easier. While everyone’s essentials are sure to be different I’m hoping that my list may help a few soon to be feeding mother’s prepare. A breast pump* – There…

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Giveaway : Breastvest

While breastfeeding isn’t something to be ashamed of some mothers (myself included when I was doing it!) are very paranoid about feeding in public. One of the many worries is that you may expose your postnatal tummy when breastfeeding, this is where breastvest comes in, they literally have you covered! Breastvest easily converts any top into a breastfeeding top. It was invented to make breastfeeding in public easier and to…

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