As it is the final day of World Breastfeeding Week 2019 I thought I would share with you my top tips for breastfeeding a newborn. I am by no means an expert in the field and my advice is a mixture of anecdotal (from breastfeeding my own children for the last 3 plus years) and… Continue reading Top Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn
When I fell pregnant with Cassius in June 2017, I was still breastfeeding Aoife. She was 18 months at that point and I knew I wanted to feed her until she was at least 2 years old (as per the WHO guidelines). I didn't know anyone personally who had breastfed through a pregnancy so it… Continue reading Top Tips for Tandem Feeding
In January 2018 I gave birth to my second child. At this time my daughter was still breastfed. There was no doubt in my mind that I would be breastfeeding my newborn son. I had already decided that as Aoife had continued to nurse throughout my pregnancy that I would more than likely tandem feed.… Continue reading Tandem Breastfeeding – featuring The Ish Mother.
Starting out as new parents is hard. It can be harder in some respects on the fathers especially if mum is breastfeeding. I have heard many times over the years "how can dad bond if he can't feed the baby?!" Well it may shock you to know that there are many ways a dad can… Continue reading Dad’s and Breastfeeding
It's official I have been breastfeeding Aoife for 2 years and it is going to continue until who knows when! I am very much a believer in following a child's lead in their development and needs. I am encouraged to do so within my professional practice at work (working with nursery age children) so it's… Continue reading 2 Years of Breastfeeding – Diamond Boobies!
A few weeks back I was approached by the lovely Aisha of Nzuri Mama to review a gift box of delicious treats aimed at new mums! Being the sweet tooth that I am I jumped at the chance! First, lets start with a bit of Nzuri Mama's backstory and how they came about! Aisha has… Continue reading **Review** Nzuri Mama – Treats For Mums
This pregnancy has been very different to my first for many reasons (more on those in another post!) The main reason for this pregnancy being different is that I am breastfeeding my 22 month old daughter! A common symptom to experience in pregnancy is nipple sensitivity and that is even more so if you are… Continue reading Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy: What It’s Been Like For Me So Far!
As we have been celebrating World Breastfeeding Week I thought I would share some amazing bits of information I wish I had known when I began breastfeeding Aoife. 20 months in and I have learnt a lot but those first few months were a massive learning curve! "World Breastfeeding Week is a vibrant global movement… Continue reading My top 8 things to know at the beginning of a breastfeeding journey!
I was inspired to write this post after speaking to a mother whilst at my day job. When discussing breastfeeding her child (almost 1 years old) I told I too was breastfeeding my daughter who is 14 months. She exclaimed "I thought I was the only one breastfeeding up to a year!". I didn't quite… Continue reading You Are Not Alone! Breastfeeding (Past a year) Mum’s Unite!
Most people have those celebrities they admire. I thought I would have a look into some of the celebrities I admire that have helped or do their bit to #celebratebreastfeeding. Here are my top 5 celebrity breastfeeding mama's. Tamara Ecclestone... Tamara Ecclestone has spoken openly about breastfeeding her daughter, who is 2 years old (nearly 3).… Continue reading My Top 5 Celebrity Breastfeeding Mama’s