An open Letter to M&SĀ 

Way back in January, when feeling suitably whale sized in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy, I stumbled across a Facebook page called "boob or bust" they helped me get out of my ill fitting bra, and in to one that would support me and my expanding bosom to the end of pregnancy and beyond.  7... Continue Reading →

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From one Mama to anotherĀ 

Social media can be a glorious thing.  A few days ago (OK, maybe 2 weeks) a tweet popped up on my Twitter TL from a mama I have been following and sporadically interacting with for a few months.  Jules, like myself, is a mum, a blogger and reaching out to other mamas when she feels... Continue Reading →

Pride Before a Fall

 Day 3 of Vivienne being Earth side.  8:05 am, cue me, in tears calling the midwifery team.  My daughter is 3 days old, I'm breastfeding her and she's swallowing blood. She's my second child and I just cannot do this anymore. I cannot do this.   Just like that. After 18.5 months of breastfeeding Sebastien,... Continue Reading →

Breastfeeding Open Letter

Can we please get this seen, heard, read - it matters! It's not about breastmilk vs formula, bressure, mummy wars or whatever else you might think. It's about huge cuts to spending that are leading to women & children being failed by the system. The people who signed this letter are experts. Why aren't the... Continue Reading →

#Bressure?Ā 

Does the recent report about the benefits of breastfeeding put pressure on mums? http://www.itv.com/news/2016-01-29/increased-breastfeeding-could-prevent-thousands-of-child-deaths-study-claims/ Just scroll down till you see it. Personally. I say no. Stating facts about BF is simply that. A statement of facts. It's not there to pressurise. It's there to inform!  Breastfeeding is tough. That's for sure. The best thing anyone... Continue Reading →

A new chapterĀ 

Tonight, for the first time in just over two weeks Sebastien asked for boob. Most certainly prompted by a visit from a dear friend who is breastfeeding her almost toddler. It was excruciating. He tried to latch on both breasts, and it felt like he was biting me. It took all my strength not to... Continue Reading →

It Takes a village to raise a baby (part ii)

Thanks for hopping over from Quite Frankly She Said  and welcome to my post for the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger HuntDay 6: The People Behind The Breastfeeder; sponsors today include ARDO Breastpumps who are giving away a Calypso Single Breastpump, Breastvest who are offering an essential breastvest duo (1x black and 1x white) in your... Continue Reading →

Sebastien and the Milk BarĀ 

Thanks for hopping over from  Quite Frankly She Said and welcome to my post for the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt Day 5 Extended Breastfeeding we have over Ā£700 worth of breastfeeding and baby goodies up for grabs including prizes from More4Mums providing a set of 'Hot Milk' Lingerie, a signed hardback limited edition copy... Continue Reading →

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