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  • 15 Aug 2013

    Make breastfeeding the new normal!

    Last week was world breastfeeding week and I was lucky enough to be nursing my beautiful just turned one year old, soon to be toddling, daughter. She is my second nursling, with my first starting an unbreakable nursing strike at just 14 months old. I had planned to go the whole hog, to get to two years and beyond and to allow her to self-wean. Sadly, she had other ideas and despite my best efforts it just didn’t seem to happen for us. Though this took a long time for me to get over, I feel sure that my current nursling is in it for the long haul. So, I’m choosing to focus on the positives! […] more

  • 1 Aug 2013

    Get breastfeeding support

    Several years ago, I went out with a group of female friends for a meal. Most of them were mums; two of us were not. One of the women brought her newborn son, and she breastfed him during our meal. The little guy was quite content and we were quite content to share an evening of food and friendship with this newest arrival. At least I thought we were, until the friend of mine who also wasn’t a mum whispered to me quietly whilst the others were talking; ‘I wish she didn’t do that at the table, don’t you? Not while we’re eating.’ […] more

  • 31 Jul 2013

    Coping with separation anxiety

    Whether it’s a sudden fear of strangers, crying when you leave the room or being suddenly fearful of pretty much everything, most children experience some form of separation anxiety - particularly toward the end of their first year. Newfound independence can bring uncertainty as your little one explores and tests new limits. […] more

  • 16 Jul 2013

    Abandoned Birth

    Something is happening that nobody wants to talk about. Pregnant women and their babies are being badly let down, and often endangered, by a service that encourages these women to entrust it with their lives. Far from the overly medicalised, high-intervention hospital births that have come to represent the vast majority of births in the UK; countless women are birthing alone in their homes, abandoned by their midwives. […] more

  • 16 Jul 2013

    WIN 2 Baby Slings

    Closer to You has been helping parents find great baby slings since 2007. Run by Sarah Green, mum of three girls who all loved to be carried as babies and toddlers, Closer to You has a wide range of baby carriers which suit from newborn to toddler and beyond. Green Parent readers have a chance to win two of the most popular slings - a Hana Baby stretchy wrap (worth £44) and a Manduca baby carrier (worth £99). […] more

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