I’d like to think we can all agree that breastmilk is the absolute best form of nutrition for a human child. Of course breastfeeding isn’t always right for every woman or child but that’s really irrelevant to my post. Just wanted to put it out there from the off.   Most articles and books I’ve read that list reasons to breastfeed focus on the documented health benefits for both mother and baby. That’s great and all but let me tell you it’s bloody hard work! Even on the most straightforward journeys there are moments when that big box of formula…

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We’ve just arrived back from our lovely little holiday and I am totally exhausted! I expect to fully recover from the horrors of travelling with a baby sometime in 2025. This coming week I’ll be sharing loads of info about what we got up to on our trip to Crete along with some helpful (?) tips about travelling with a baby and what to pack. As I’m currently in a vegetative state I’m extremely pleased to have the privilege of hosting another guest post today. Sophie is a blogger, vlogger and Mum to Lily & Alexander. Sophie uses her blog…

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I’m not going to sugar coat it. If you can’t see that Jamie Oliver shining the spotlight on lack of support for new mothers to breastfeed & the gaps in funding / care / knowledge across the UK is nothing but a good thing then you’re delusional. Maybe you’re coming from a place where you thought you couldn’t breastfeed, maybe no one helped you, maybe they were too quick to offer formula – you have a right to be angry about this. Someone somewhere failed you. That doesn’t mean you have to attack every pro breastfeeder that crosses your path.…

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Luisa is now almost 10 months old and as you know she was quite slow to start weaning. In my first weaning update I explained how we had decided to let her set the pace and that approach is still working well for us. She is still quite independent and prefers to feed herself but she is happy to be given loaded spoons. Her co-ordination is great so she’s doing really well with finger foods and is now able to feed herself anything with a bit of texture to it.     Luisa is still breastfed and has started to…

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Now that Luisa is 9 months old she is officially in the fussiest, most frustrating, challenging, entertaining and downright loveable phase of her little life. One of the most difficult parts about the inquisitiveness that comes at this age is that she’s forever distracted when nursing. I spend 30-45 minutes 3x a day in the dark trying to feed her & put her down for a nap whilst she’s scrabbing, chatting, poking, laughing, crying, nipping, poking, biting. I know it’s just a phase, her little mind is expanding and she’s learning blah blah blah. When you’re in the trenches with…

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This is a super quick post – I’ve no time for fancy formatting or pinnable images. This matters. Please give it 5 minutes of your time. On Tuesday 9 February, health visitors, midwives, paediatricians, GPs, lactation consultants, breastfeeding counsellors, peer supporters, university researchers, professional organisations and charities signed a letter calling for action by the UK Government and National Assemblies of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to support mothers to breastfeed. It’s not about breastmilk vs formula, bressure, mummy-wars or whatever other tired retired you’re used to hearing in the media. It’s about huge cuts to spending that are leading…

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent some boxes of Boobbix lactation cookies to review. Boobbix lactation cookies are designed to help increase your milk supply. They are a really wholesome recipe using natural ingredients as well as free-range and organic options when possible.   I was really keen to try these out as I’m hoping to express some milk to get Luisa used to having a bottle. I’m still going to keep breastfeeding her but if she would be open to the idea I’d love to leave her for a few hours so Matt &…

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