Night feeding: A survival guide

night feeds

Night feeds are often one of the things new parents struggle with the most. I’ve heard some parents say that they share these with their partner, but the bulk of these often fall to mummies, especially if you are breastfeeding. I did all the night feeds with all four children. At ten months my youngest […]

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Breastfeeding with Gnashers

breastfeeding with teeth

Breastfeeding doesn’t come naturally to everyone and it can be hard work sometimes, especially in the early days. So what about when you also have to contend with teeth? Now the average age that teeth start to appear is around six months, but we don’t all fit into the ‘average’ category now do we? Even […]

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Things you need as a new parent

new baby essentials

Becoming a parent is such an overwhelming experience. It is amazing and exhausting all at once. There is such an overwhelming amount of information out there when you are pregnant. It can be hard to know what is important and what isn’t necessary. Some things are not necessary, but other things certainly are.  Nappies, Nappies, […]

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Dear 3am

the night shift

We’ve built a solid relationship you and me over the years, haven’t we 3am? I mean, I’m pretty well acquainted with your pals 1am, 2am, 4am and 5am as well, but nothing quite compares to the relationship you and I have does it? Everything goes down at 3am. It’s a decade since this relationship began, […]

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From baby to toddler: how breastfeeding changes

breastfeeding

After four babies, my breastfeeding journey ended rather abruptly following a bout of hand, foot and mouth. Across the four children I’ve roughly worked out that I have given around 10,000 breastfeeds over 10 years. Breastfeeding a baby is very different to breastfeeding a toddler though, so not all these breastfeeds followed the same pattern. Like […]

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