Over 80% of mums who stop breastfeeding in the first six weeks weren’t ready to do so. What an astounding statistic, and gutting to read because so often these mothers feel like failures and yet it is the breastfeeding support system (or lack of it) that has failed them. But there is support out there. … More Everything you need to know about breastfeeding…and more
Having followed Milli Hill and The Positive Birth Movement online for quite some time, I was incredibly excited about the release of this, her first book, and it didn’t disappoint. I can’t imagine there’s a single pregnant woman who won’t benefit from reading The Positive Birth Book (available from Pinter & Martin and other good … More Review: The Positive Birth Book
No, seriously, WHAT NOW? Think about it… You want to drive a car? You take umpteen lessons and a test to prove your competence. Fancy flying a plane? Wave goodbye to 1500 flying hours and £100K. Desperate to be a doctor? 10 years of training, thank you very much. Resilience, dedication and thorough preparation, all … More So I gave birth, what now?
I love watching The Secret Life Of…’ series. It’s fascinating, watching these littlies learning to interact, to assert themselves and to find their place in the world. That said, it’s not far removed from how many parents to be/new parents feel. We are told ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ but with families often … More The Secret Life of Mums.
A tribe. Important, right, at this crucial turning point in your life? Initially, I thought not. I brushed it off as yet another millennial phrase – another unnecessary parenting gimmick, like wet wipe warmers and buggies that cost more than a small car. But then I thought about it. All my friends with babies were … More Find Your Tribe