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Category Archives: breastfeeding
Why We Need To Stop Being Dicks About “Fed Is Best”.
We’ve all seen the ads, the posters in Dr’s waiting rooms, in hospital birth centres, labour wards and antenatal clinics. The ones that are given to you before birth, after birth… Probably during birth in some places. “Breast is best”. Lately we’ve seen a new phrase pop up. “Fed is best”. Continue reading
Posted in 2016, breastfeeding, formula feeding 27 Comments
Don’t Be A Boob, Jamie!
I wasn’t going to weigh in on this, but after the furore of blogs and opinions about Chef Jamie Oliver’s comments about a breastfeeding campaign, I had to say my bit. Feel free to switch off now if you’re tired … Continue reading
Posted in 2016, breastfeeding, bressure, choice, formula, formula feeding, pressure Tagged 2016, breastfeeding, formula feeding, jamie oliver, maternal mental health, NHS, pressure, secrecy, shame, UNICEF baby friendly initiative 14 Comments
REVIEW – Mumsnet Baby Bundle App
As a first time parent, I’ve become almost obsessed at times with keeping track of what Eden is up to. How much is she eating? Is she sleeping enough? Did she poop today? Especially with the pressure put on by … Continue reading
Posted in 2016, breastfeeding, formula, formula feeding, mumsnet, Review, three months old, Uncategorized Tagged app, application, baby, baby bundle, bottles, formula, height, iphone, nappies, newborn, pumping, review, sleep timer, tracking, weight 2 Comments
Judge Me By My Bottle, Do You?
Recently in the online world there has been a hell of a lot of talk of breastfeeding. The usual “breast is best” type messages and one particularly nasty blog about how the writer automatically judges those who bottle feed “by … Continue reading
Posted in 2016, Anxiety, baby Eden, baby girl, breastfeeding, bressure, child, children, common sense, family, first baby, formula feeding, happy, health, healthy, Lgbt, SIDS Tagged breast feeding, choices, eden, fed is best, food, formula feeding, happy, healthy, judgement, SIDS 76 Comments
Jaundice Admission and Bressure
The morning after we came home from hospital, we received a visit from the community midwife. I have to admit, I was very nervous about this. During my short experience with midwives in this area before changing hospitals, we had … Continue reading
Posted in 2015, breastfeeding, bressure, eden, formula feeding, hospital, jaundice, maternity, Uncategorized Tagged bad experience, breast feeding, bressure, choices, formula, hospital, jaundice, light therapy, patient choice, unwell 32 Comments