Your baby, your choice

keeping children healthy

The breast vs bottle debate is not something I openly get involved in normally, but there is so much in the press at the moment it is hard to ignore. There are some people who have the choice taken away from them, often for medical reasons and might for example be told they cannot breastfeed. This […]

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Dealing with hay fever

My experience with hay fever began when I was around 15. I don’t recall being affected before then. I went from completely unaffected one year to miserable the year after. My hay fever has always been at the start of the season. So normally I would only really suffer during April, May and early June. […]

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The self-service buffet

Co-sleeping was never something I set out to do with any of my children. They always had their own beds and they were going to sleep in them. Parenting isn’t like that though is it? Things don’t always go to plan and children don’t always sleep well. I wrote a while back about ‘Bed Hopping‘ […]

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Managing your weight

Is your weight an issue for you? Personally I am not into scales as such, I prefer to go by how I look and feel and how clothes fit. I wouldn’t say I have ever been 100% comfortable in my own skin, and since starting my parenting journey 9 years ago that has been a […]

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Choosing the right bra

A good bra can make a huge difference to how you look and feel during the day. Now if my boobs could just stay in the same place after the bra comes off that would be ace! I have been reflecting on my boobs. Having breast-fed four babies now, they are looking a little the worse […]

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Donating Breast Milk

Did you know you can donate your breast milk? I first became aware of this eight years ago after my daughter was born. She initially required tube feeding and although I ultimately breastfed her, I was told that I was initially not expressing enough and that she would need something else to begin with. I […]

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The busy mummies guide to breastfeeding

Breastfeeding a first baby is quite different from breastfeeding subsequent children…when you have more than one it goes something like this… The first few days… the days and nights merge into one big long day when everyone sleeps except you feeding can be a bit awkward even if you have done it before – different babies feed differently […]

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