Yay! I did it! After 10 fantastic weeks of training, I am now a breastfeeding peer supporter. This means that once my DBS checks are back I can volunteer on the post natal wards, NICU and children's centres and help mums who are struggling to breastfeed or who just need some support or information. I … Continue reading I Am Now A Breastfeeding Peer Supporter!
People so often go on about the things that aren't really essential post-birth, they may be helpful and make things slightly easier like bouncers and swings but no one talks about what really matters. They may not be essential to some people but they're all things that have been proved to improve the health and … Continue reading Things That REALLY Matter Post-Birth
It's okay to co sleep, your baby might not settle in their moses basket and that's perfectly normal. Here are the co sleeping safety guidelines. You have a choice. You don't HAVE to be induced, you don't HAVE to have a hospital birth, you don't HAVE to do x,y,z. Cluster feeding is normal when breastfeeding. … Continue reading Things Midwives Forget To Tell Mothers
We all know that breastfeeding is a shameful and immodest act. I fear that indiscreet breastfeeding will make men uncomfortable as it's hard to ogle over boobs when there's a baby attached. Those poor men. I've written a list of ways to be discreet whilst breastfeeding so we can stop making other people feel uncomfortable. … Continue reading 5 Ways To Be Discreet Whilst Breastfeeding
Nobody wants to create a rod for their own back. Ugh God forbid your children actually grow up to feel safe and well attached to their parents. What kind of world would that be? The downside to creating a rod for your own back is your child or baby MAY be a happy and content … Continue reading 9 Ways To Create A Rod For Your Own Back
I think most of us have a well meaning family member or friend who tries to dish out their unsolicited advice. It's funnier when they don't even have children and they try to tell you that picking your child up when they're upset will lead to them being a spoilt little shit and they will … Continue reading Thanks For The Advice But I Won’t Leave My Baby To Cry
*DISCLAIMER, the word 'cute' features in this blog post a lot* I love my baby. That's probably a good thing, right? I mean, there's a lot of things that make us good-parent material, and I'd say loving your child is probably up there in the top 10, at least. There are so many things that … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About My Baby