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National breastfeeding week: the myths

The biggest myth or misconception is that it’s easy. It’s not. Even if you’ve Breastfed your previous child(ren). You have to relearn and your child needs to learn. At first it’s hard, then there are times when it’s hard again, when things change, weight, routine, sleep, teeth. If you know it’s going to be hard… Continue reading National breastfeeding week: the myths

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National breastfeeding week: pumping

Today’s topic on the scavenger hunt is pumping. It’s not something I’ve ever been entirely successful at to be honest. But the key is relaxation, easier said than done when you’re watching each drop drip down, stressing about having enough milk for your baby when you aren’t there. You need to relax to get your… Continue reading National breastfeeding week: pumping

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National breastfeeding week: feeding in public

Feeding in public is one of the biggest hurdles to get over if you are going to breastfeed. It’s not easy to gain the confidence to feed in public. What if your boob gets viewed by someone you really don’t want to see it (father in law, ex boyfriend’s new girlfriend, anyone really…) What if… Continue reading National breastfeeding week: feeding in public

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National breastfeeding week: breastfeeding tips

When I had my first son two years ago I really thought everyone could just breastfeeding easily. Oh how wrong I was. It is one of the hardest things anyone can do. I started by holding the pobs head…my first mistake (as they can’t throw their heads back to get the nipple in the right… Continue reading National breastfeeding week: breastfeeding tips