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Second time round – I really am a breastfeeding mum!

I am a second time Mum but felt like a first timer when learning to breastfeed my second child. My first son James was born by caesarean and sadly breastfeeding did not work out the way I had imagined. A very hungry boy from the moment he was born, bruising and bleeding ensued. I experienced pain during and between feeds and I was unclear as to…
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Winner of our ‘Mother Love’ Facebook Competition!!

Hello everyone Just letting you know that to comply with Facebook competition regulations, we are announcing the winner of our Mother Love Competition on the blog here. As drawn randomly by our software (Binkd), the winner is  ........'tada , drum roll' ........ Emma Bacon Congratulations Emma, you have won : 6 months subscription to Boobie…
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Breastfeeding is women’s business – isn’t it?

Jacqui Manning – a.k.a. The Friendly Psychologist – discusses the very important role men have in ensuring successful breastfeeding.  When I had my first child, it was really important to me to breastfeed her. I thought all this was going out the window when I discovered at 35 weeks we would have to deliver her early and she would spend a few…
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Beating Arsenic Hour

It's 5pm and everything is melting down - your baby has his cranky pants on and you are tired, dizzy and hungry, but you don't even have a spare hand to make a sandwich, let alone prepare dinner. You feel anxious and stressed because you know it's all downhill from here. If it's any consolation (although probably not!), this scenario is so common…
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When love trickles down – Pinky’s story of sharing

We were mothers of toddlers at a tiny tots’ roller skating class. We ‘clicked’ as you do with other mothers sometimes. I was quite isolated in my parenting style. So was she. I was still breastfeeding my toddler. Her little one was adopted and she wasn’t breastfeeding but was accepting that I was. My toddler was a snuggly co-sleeper – so was…
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Breastfeeding when your baby is unwell

Fortunately, due to the immunity boosting factors in your breast-milk, your breastfed baby will usually be healthy and well. However, if your baby does get sick, for instance with a cold or ear infection, this may affect his feeding. He may find it difficult to suck with a blocked nose, he may refuse feeds because it is painful to nurse or he may…
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