• To the partner of a breastfeeding mama

    Dear partner of a breastfeeding mum, Right now you’re feeling like a total spare part. Having been relegated to hand-holding and delivering enthusiastic words of encouragement during the labour, you had hoped there would be a bit more your could do to pitch in now. But your other half and your gorgeous new baby are

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  • How to exclusively pump for your baby

    So you’re thinking about trying exclusive pumping, but have no idea where to start. Adjusting to a new baby can be hard enough without then worrying about getting to grips with breast pumps, bottles, and pumping schedules. Although it can be hard work, particularly in the beginning when you’re getting your supply up, exclusive pumping

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  • In the battle of the boobs, we all lose

    Despite decades of debate, bringing up the topic of breastfeeding in a room of mothers is still akin to lobbing a hand grenade. Breast vs bottle, the ultimate showdown continues to rumble on like the longest-running and most exhausting boxing match ever. Everyone taking part is fed up, and everyone watching is desperate to leave

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  • Introducing a bottle to a breastfed baby

    There are many situations where you might want to offer a bottle to your baby instead of the breast. When I was looking into mixed feeding there were lots of different schools of thought about it, including some who said a bottle should not come anywhere near your baby until they are at least eight

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  • The crucial early weeks of breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding is not easy. I struggled with both of my kids. I would say the babies who latch on immediately and present zero problems at all are the exception, rather than the rule. If you’re reading this you’ve either just had a baby or you’re about to and you’ve decided to give breastfeeding a go.

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  • 10 things dads can do to help breastfeeding mums

    It’s easy to feel like a bit of a spare part when you’re a dad and your other half is exclusively breastfeeding your baby. You just don’t have the, ahem, equipment to pitch in with this particular area of raising your child. Whether you’re totally on board with your other half breastfeeding, or think she’s

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  • 16 steps for going cold turkey from breastfeeding

    Stopping breastfeeding abruptly is not easy, comfortable or stress-free but sometimes you have no choice. About two weeks ago my baby bit me, on both nipples, so hard it bled. I have no idea why she did it, she’s teething but has been before without chomping down with quite so much force. Needless to say

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