As founder and admin of my local breastfeeding group, and member of many others, the inconsistency in breastfeeding knowledge and support from your average GP is frustrating, infuriating sometimes. It is an issue that arises frequently. You may be surprised to learn that the extent of their training about breastfeeding is little more than a … More 10 things I wish every GP knew about breastfeeding
Popping this here for posterity. It went a bit bonkers on Facebook when we posted it. It clearly resonated with many of you… Yet another relative stranger asked last week if Wilf is a ‘good baby’. Hubby replied with,” “Yes, he does all the things a baby should do”, whilst I rolled my eyes in … More For all the ‘Bad’ Babies.
As some of you will remember, I had Primrose at our local Birth Centre, also known as a Midwife Led Unit (MLU). I really wanted a homebirth but, as we live in a boarding school and she was due in term time, I felt that the MLU was the right choice for us at the … More Don’t Call Me Crazy: A Beginner’s Guide to Homebirth.
With World Breastfeeding Week 2017 beginning today, it seems apt to kick off the week with a guest post by one of our two local LLL Leaders. Jaime (and her fellow leader, J’Nel) have been fundamental to both our breastfeeding journeys. Not only through meetings but via the LLLMK Facebook group. We are lucky to … More WBW2017: Being a La Leche League Leader
Packing for holiday used to be so simple, didn’t it? Clothes, undies, toiletries and books. Then you had children. And now it feels like you’re packing your whole house, and then some, into your suitcase. Are we right? On a recent holiday to Barcelona, Lauren found her suitcase space dedicated pretty much in its entirety … More What to pack for holidays with babies and toddlers
One of the reasons frequently cited by women for considering giving up breastfeeding is, “It means my partner can share the feeds.” Sometimes, this is a mutual decision but, often, the pressure comes from the baby’s father… It’s understandable, given the portrayal of babies in films and on television. Rarely are women seen breastfeeding unless … More To the partner of a new, breastfeeding mama.