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My breastfeeding hopes…and fears

It’s official: the third trimester has arrived! With 10 weeks to go until baby number three is due to make their [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Breast feeding, Parenting|2 Comments

5 tips for pain-free breastfeeding

When people talk about breast feeding being painful, I always assumed they meant in the bleeding nipples type of way, [...]

By |July 10th, 2015|Breast feeding|6 Comments

When the nurse brandished some shears I nearly passed out…

At 13 days old Little B’s tongue tie has finally been sorted out. I’m not normally squeamish, but when the nurse brandished a pair of shears scissors to make the snip at the base of his tongue I nearly passed out. And I’m not joking. Admittedly the room was hot – stiflingly hot as only ante natal units are – and I was already feeling a little light headed because it was way past lunchtime owing to the fact they were ‘running behind’. But even so, after reading somewhere that they take the baby away to cut the tongue tie, I didn’t expect to have to hold him down while they actually did it. […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Breast feeding, Family life, Food, Health, Parenting, Pregnancy, Weaning|2 Comments