Difficulty: Easy If you're like me and love Subway cookies, then this is the perfect recipe for you - if you don't, well you should be questioning your taste buds! They can also be frozen so are the perfect cookies to batch bake. Ingredients: 400g white chocolate, chopped into small pieces 100g dried cranberries 100g … Continue reading White Chocolate, Cranberry & Macadamia Cookies Recipe
According to the NHS there are no foods which you need to completely avoid whilst breastfeeding. However, there are some foods which you may wish to limit your intake of. During pregnancy, your baby will have tasted the foods you chose to eat through your amniotic fluid. As a result of this, it is likely that … Continue reading Should I avoid certain foods whilst breastfeeding?
So you've started breastfeeding and now you're wondering what the rules are around breastfeeding in public. Well here's the good news, it is your legal right to breastfeed in any public place in the UK. This means you are legally allowed to breastfeed your baby in cafes, restaurants, shops, public transport etc. The Equality Act … Continue reading Breastfeeding In Public – Your Rights
Some women never leak when they breastfeed, whereas some women leak from the moment they start breastfeeding until the moment they stop. You may leak from one side, both sides, only when feeding or not at all. Everybody is different, and the amount you leak has no correlation to how much milk your baby is … Continue reading Why am I leaking and how do I deal with it?
So you've just gone 9 months without so much as a glass of wine, and now you're wondering whether you're going to have to do the same for the next 6 months, or however longer you aim to breastfeed for. Well, don't worry - according to the NHS guidelines, it's safe for breastfeeding mothers to … Continue reading Can I drink alcohol whilst breastfeeding?
Celebrities are just like us when it comes to parenting - people judge them no matter what choices they make. Unfortunately, it's rare that celebrities use their status to help normalise breastfeeding - maybe it's not very high on their agenda, or, maybe they are worried they will receive negative press for it - as … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Pink Is Queen Of Breastfeeding
Whilst you are the only one who can feed the baby in the early days, dads/partners can still help through support and encouragement. How can partner help me get through the difficult times? Whether you have a smooth sailing breastfeeding journey or not, there will be a point when you need some support. Whether that … Continue reading How can my partner help with breastfeeding?
How can my partner bond with our baby? Cuddles when baby is full - you could try lying baby across their chest Rocking baby Showing baby the world - maybe walking down the garden, dads often like to talk babies through the big wide world Bath with baby Skin to skin contact
Colostrum is produced by your body from around 4 months into pregnancy and will be the first milk your baby drinks. This special liquid gold, which is usually a yellow/orange colour, has a thick consistency, and your baby will only need around one teaspoon of this magic substance each feed. It is a natural vaccination … Continue reading What is colostrum?
Whilst many medications are safe to take when breastfeeding, many drugs will get into your milk and could even affect your milk supply. Please check with your assigned health care professional before taking any medication/supplements when breastfeeding. For an extensive list of medication and whether they are safe to use during breastfeeding please click here.