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  • 14 Oct 2013

    5 of the best: nursing bras

    Whether you’re an expectant mother or a full term breastfeeder, nursing bras may represent an important part of your wardrobe. It is important to take care of your breasts during pregnancy with soft and comfortable maternity bras and it is equally important to continue that care with supportive, correctly fitting nursing bras. An ill-fitting bra can cause painful blockages which can lead to mastitis. The difficulty is in deciding which is the correct nursing bra for you. Often they are expensive, so trial and error isn’t always an option. We’ve trialled a wide selection to bring you the top 5 nursing bras on the market today, to make your decision making a little easier. […] more

  • 23 Sep 2013

    Why I don’t like breastfeeding

    This is a really difficult subject to write about. I’m no Kathryn Blundell, so you won’t find general vitriol and made up stories about crazed breastfeeders here. In fact, I have breastfed both of my children and am still feeding my youngest at 13 months with no intention of stopping before she’s ready. So, it would probably surprise a lot of people to know that I really don’t like it and am sort of looking forward to the day my little one weans… I can’t pretend that we’ve had a rough ride. […] more

  • 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

  • 1 Jul 2013

    What to eat when breasfeeding

    Human babies (and human adults, dependent upon what you believe) require a high fat diet for optimal neurological development and function. With a saturated fat content of roughly 55%, human breast milk is the perfect food for the growing brain. But, does a mother’s diet determine how fat dense her milk is? […] more

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