I found this stage of motherhood hard each time. For me, I stopped when the children each reached a stage that they were ready to not feed from me anymore, rather than making a decision for my mental health, or because of allergies or any other complex reason. Being able to feed my babies was … Continue reading Stopping breastfeeding
Ever heard the phrase 'food before one is just for fun...' or heard others say that children must follow baby-led weaning, or that children have to follow stages to be sure that they eat everything? Thing is, the reality of weaning is daunting as well as exciting, messy, frustrating, annoying, scary, fun, time consuming and … Continue reading Get ready and set for the mess of weaning
The fourth trimester is a real thing...what are my tips to survive?
I was lucky and was able to feed Wriggler from the beginning. I did make use of my midwife at the five-day check, and also a local breastfeeding clinic when I was worried a few days later and both support systems were amazing in my experience. With Fidget, he was a champ from day one … Continue reading Lets talk about tongue tie
Working out how to feed your new-born is one of the most emotionally-charged and hardest decisions, right after writing down your 20-step perfect birth plan. And we know how birth plans work out don’t we?! Sometimes feeding can be like that too… We have that image of rocking our baby in our arms, feeding them … Continue reading Breastfeeding