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Resentment: A Breastfeeding Post

I like to think that I have shared our journey with you honestly over the last year. The highs and the lows. If I’m honest though, there is one area that I have steered clear of. Maybe because I felt and still do feel guilty about how hard I have found it. And that is…

Teething Without Calpol

When Number Two’s first set of teeth came in I had two major tools in my armoury, Calpol and Breastmilk. Pain relief and comfort were covered. It was of course, as teething always is, a trauma. He cried, didn’t sleep and feeding was even more difficult than normal. Fast forward to now though and the…

No Weight Gain

Ever since Number Two was born, weigh ins have plagued us. That little red book has become both our enemy and our friend. On the weeks he has gained, it has meant we can breathe – relax – worry a little less. Unfortunately in recent weeks there have been few of those. It’s two months…

Thank You

I read a beautiful post this morning by Mum Making Lemonade which talked about the little things making a difference. It made me cry, because it was oh so right. This year has been both wonderful and challenging in equal measures, and often the people who have made our lives better haven’t even known they…

Yes I Am Still Breastfeeding

It’s funny how over the years my opinions on so many things have changed. Maybe I have mellowed with age, or maybe I have now just lived enough of life to understand that the world isn’t black and white. Whatever decision we make there are multitudes of shades of grey. We are all just winging…

Goodbye Reflux

Dear Reflux, I have written to you so many times over the last year. You have been a permanent (if unwanted) feature in our home, in our lives. You were a constant. Our reason. Something to fight with, to strive against. We felt that if we could conquer you, everything would solved. And battle you…

When Professionals Enter Your Life

The Sun has got his hat on, the birds are singing their song and the feeding therapist is coming out to play. I am once again going to be sat on the other side of the table. The mum rather than the teacher. As a professional, who has over the years visited many families, I’m…