I’m embarrassed to admit I breastfeed. That might sound a bit suspect as if you’ve read my blog before you’ll know I’m a huge advocate of breastfeeding and have written about my experiences many times. Like most new Mums I started out with cautious anticipation, I hoped to be able to breastfeed Luisa. I didn’t know how long it would work out for but I was playing things by ear. As time went on we really had no problems, despite her low birthweight and emergency delivery she took to it like a pro. I wouldn’t say I’m #blessed but I…

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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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