Stop guilt-tripping new mums and tell them the truth about breastfeeding

The number of mums who breastfeed their child is declining despite most mamas giving it a go immediately after birth. The HuffPost reports: “Just 42.7 per cent of mothers breastfeed their babies when they are…

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How can we stop mums feeling guilty about not breastfeeding?

Midwives have been told to support bottlefeeding among mums in a major shift in attitudes, the Royal College of Midwives announced this week. It says mums should not be guilt tripped over choosing not to…

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Giving birth and the early weeks

I am so excited to share with you the very first episode of The Mummy Bubble Podcast! This week I have been joined by my gorgeous friend Claire from The Pramshed blog who has very…

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Why not cherishing every minute does NOT make you a bad mum

Time with your children is very precious. We love them to absolute pieces, and they grow up way too fast. That first year is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of affair. Then when you add more children…

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Surviving the Witching Hour with your newborn baby

You gain a hell of a lot when you become a mother, but you also lose a few things too. Your marbles being one of them. For me, one of the biggest losses that I…

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Think you know what sleep deprivation is?

I owe everyone who I’ve chatted with, doled out advice to and sympathised with about sleep deprivation recently an apology. I thought I still understood how utterly, utterly crap sleep deprivation is. I thought I…

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12 expectations vs realities of having a baby

From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, your brain starts to paint a picture of what life will be like with your cute little baby. You create an image in your mind based on…

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11 ways to pick yourself up on hard days

As mums we all know that the joy far outweighs the bad. But, and that’s a big but, it’s bloody hard work sometimes. There are definitely good days and bad days, though we often get…

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New mama loneliness

Of all the things I expected motherhood to make me feel, lonely was definitely not one of them. You would think it was a matter of simple mathematics. When you add a baby to the…

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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…

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A letter to my first-time-parent self

Dear first-timer me, Right now you’re feeling pretty overwhelmed and being way too hard on yourself. You knew this was going to be hard, but you didn’t realise quite how emotional it would make you…

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The truth about breastfeeding – what no-one told me

Breastfeeding is something that gets pretty much rammed down our throats from the second we pee on a stick and those magic blue lines appear. Once the excitement (hopefully!) has died down and you get…

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Dear mummy

Dear mummy, It’s now been a week since we first met. It was a hard day for us both, though I’ll concede you probably put in most of the effort. I thought that now was…

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What I’ve learned in three years of parenting

Today marks three years since my eldest came screaming into our lives. It’s safe to say that nothing has been the same since, not least mummy’s lady parts. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: 1.…

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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…

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10 things no-one tells you about newborn baby sleep

Want to hear the truth about newborn baby sleep? If you’re pregnant, you may want to make sure you’re sitting down. Everyone jokes about the tiring early weeks with a newborn baby, but I don’t…

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20 things new mamas need to know

You’ve either just become a mother or you’re about to, and right now you’re possibly feeling lost and are definitely feeling tired. Here are 20 things you need to know: 1. You DO know best…

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The biggest parenting challenges in baby’s first year

It’s amazing how something so small can turn your life completely upside down. Yes we wouldn’t have it any other way, but having a baby certainly brings with it a lot of challenges that we…

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New mum and baby pampering

If anyone deserves a bit of pampering, it’s a new mummy. You’re absolutely exhausted from the hours and hours of labour and delivery, and now there’s the not so small matter of a baby to…

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10 things new mums should stop worrying about

Worrying comes with the territory of parenthood. When you become a mum the fears and anxiety are triggered by many different things. It could be other people, remarks they make, your own worries and things…

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