We’ve all had those conversations I’m sure. “You can’t have that wine, you’re breastfeeding”, “you should eat more than that, you’re breastfeeding”. Everyone seems to have an opinion when it comes to what pregnant and breastfeeding mothers consume when they’re growing or sustaining a baby. So let’s get factual. “Breastfeeding mothers should not drink alcohol.”… Continue reading “You shouldn’t eat/drink that, you’re breastfeeding!”
Yup. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all about the breastfeeding. Milk from mothers breast is the evolutionary norm for human babies. But, for whatever reason, sometimes the breastfeeding diad needs a bit of time to perfect the method. Consult the lactation consultant, go to the breastfeeding cafes, call all the helplines to get every ounce of… Continue reading Bottle feeding?! On a breastfeeding blog?!
I don’t know about you but once I’d mastered the knack of breastfeeding, I felt that I wanted to save the world, one breastfeeding mama at a time. With various media outlets pitting mothers against each other (breast or bottle, co-sleep or own room, natural birth or caesarean. And let’s get real, the formula companys are pros at this… Continue reading “How do I help other mama’s?”
There is currently quite a bit in the News at the moment about a MP from Scotland called Alison Thewliss who is presenting a Bill in parliament that relates to formula advertising and promotion. Her Bill “seeks to ban formula milk companies from making misleading statements about the nutritional value of their formula milk products in marketing and… Continue reading The Code? What Code?!
So, you’ve decided that it *might* be a good time to get out of the house. Your partner/husband/person who got you into this mess in the first place has gone back to work leaving you with four walls to look at and you’re literally left holding the baby. You start looking at all the stuff… Continue reading Aren’t breastfeeding groups all created equal?!
Here’s a link to some information regarding the law and breastfeeding out in public.
Sad times are afoot! Your maternity leave is over and you’re returning to work. You’ve decided to let your baby self wean from your fabulous jugs so you may need to express or feed your baby when you’re back doing the 9-5 (other work patterns are available! Ask them!). Are your employers ready for this? Are you?! One… Continue reading Returning to work? Know your rights!