How to prevent Mastitis-or at least try!

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I’ve had mastitis four times throughout my breastfeeding journey. Four miserable, achy, horrible times. If you’ve never had it, then you are so very lucky, but if you have, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I describe it as being hit with a tonne of bricks. It sucks. After coming down with a second bout of mastitis … Read More

Breastfeeding Fashion

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In the past, those two words have never really gone together, have they? Breastfeeding clothes have either been too daggy, or too expensive, or too uncomfortable, or too impractical. But I am happy to report, that times are changing and there are some new kids on the block making breastfeeding fashion cool, comfortable and affordable. When I’m breastfeeding, which let’s … Read More

Breastfeeding- What is normal?

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I have been so lucky to have been able to breastfeed all three of my children. But all three experiences have been completely and utterly different. Angus, my first born, arrived three weeks early. He latched on fairly soon after birth and our first two days went pretty well. It was the third day, when my milk started to come … Read More

When the milk bar closes…

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A few days ago, my little Billy, shut up shop on the breastfeeding front. I’d had a pretty strong vibe it was coming. We had dropped down to one breast feed, his terms not mine, and even that was becoming more of a snack than a meal. For a few days in a row, Billy latched on, sucked for about … Read More

Yes, I’m STILL breastfeeding

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Something happens after your baby turns one… Suddenly people become very interested in whether or not you are still breastfeeding. “So you’re breastfeeding…BEYOND 12 months?” “Oh, he’s STILL on the boob?” “What, are you going to be feeding him over the school fence?” Yes. Yes and No. In case you were wondering. The truth is, a lot of people seem … Read More