Dear Mummy, I am confused. I am used to falling asleep in your soft, warm arms. Each night I lay snuggled close to you; close enough to hear your heartbeat, close enough to smell your sweet fragrance. I gaze at your beautiful face as I gently drift off to sleep, safe and secure in your … Continue reading An Open Letter To A Cry It Out Parent
Firstly, if you are suffering with sore, cracked nipples and they are not showing any signs of improvement, we highly recommend you seek support from a breastfeeding counsellor and/or a healthcare professional to resolve the cause of the issue. Despite what you might have heard, breastfeeding should not be painful. What could be causing my … Continue reading How Can I Treat Sore/Cracked Nipples?
Firstly, no matter what you may have been told, breastfeeding should not hurt. You may find it uncomfortable at first, your nipples are likely to be sensitive, but you should not find it painful. Your nipples should not be cracked of bleeding and they shouldn't come out of your babies mouth looking stretched or different … Continue reading Why Is Breastfeeding Painful?
During the early days it is often recommended that you and baby have lots of skin-to-skin contact. But what exactly is skin-to-skin and what does it do? What is skin-to-skin contact? Skin-to-skin contact is exactly what it says on the tin - it is your bare skin against your babies bare skin, chest to chest. … Continue reading What Is Skin-To-Skin Contact?
Don't spend a fortune trying to find the perfect nursing bra, this has been tried and tested and is now loved by thousands of mums across the UK. We know this article is short & sweet, but it's all you need - honest! And it won't break the bank! Amazon, £1.69 (£3.99 postage) … Continue reading The Only Breastfeeding Bra You Need – And It’s Under £5
If you've just had a baby, sex is probably one of the last things on your mind. Motherhood can be exhausting, whether you're breastfeeding or not, but maybe you're wondering if breastfeeding is to blame for your non-existent libido. Well, technically, breastfeeding can affect your sex drive, as your body produces more prolactin (the hormone … Continue reading Will Breastfeeding Affect My Sex Life?
So, if you're like me, and your shopping enjoyment has plummeted because you can't buy anything without worrying whether or not you can feed in it, I thought I'd share some of my favourite eBay finds with you, to save you all some time! Embroidered Pink Shirt, £14.99 (I practically live in this one, I … Continue reading 5 Breastfeeding-Friendly Embroidered Shirts Under £15
So with many new celebrity mums pushing poor advice and openly advertising artificial milk on their social media, you all know who I'm referring to right - no? One clue - TOWIE. Yeah, you guys know who I'm talking about... Anyway, so in light of that, I wanted to produce a little list of celebrities … Continue reading 10 Celebrities Who Breastfeed
Difficulty: Intermediate This vegetarian samosa recipe serves 3-4 and is a perfect way to get 3 of your 5 a day in one meal. Rich in folate, iron, fibre, calcium and vitamin C, they are the perfect pick-me-up food. They are also freezable, if you wish to freeze them, simple transfer to freezer before cooking … Continue reading Sweet Potato & Spinach Samosas Recipe
So after finding out all the benefits of breastfeeding you're now determined to feed your baby as nature intended, however, you've heard from some of your friends that breastfeeding can make your boobs saggy, and you're wondering whether or not it is true. Well, you're in luck, this is a complete myth, breastfeeding does not … Continue reading Will Breastfeeding Make Me Saggy?