Before breastfeeding you need to know this!

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  I can understand why posters in hospitals don’t tell all. Let’s face it, “Breastfeeding – a sure fire way to make your nipples bleed,” isn’t great. But education is not about piling on pressure for women to feed their babies one way, nor just explaining the benefits in isolation. It’s about giving the facts – that sometimes it doesn’t work, that you can decide not to and your baby will be fine, that breastfeeding is indeed amazing and wonderful … Read More

Breastfeeding – why we should manage expectations!

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So on World Breastfeeding Week I have decided to write about how hard it is when you start breastfeeding. My goal is not to put people off, in fact quite the opposite, I am a huge breastfeeding fan. I write because in hindsight I don’t feel that I was prepared for it being tough, because all the professional advice describes how natural it is, how wonderful, how easy. Lots of this is true of course but not at the beginning … Read More

Breastfeeding in Public – Stop making it a big deal!

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Following yet another breastfeeding debate recently Char Speak, author of  The Questioning Lady writes a brilliant personal post on how it feels to be a new Mum feeding in public. So before Christmas between Mr Farage and Claridge’s the great public breast feeding debate has come up again. Pre Baby Speak, I was of the opinion that a mum needing to feed her baby in public should do what she needs to and it hasn’t changed since, however I’ve got a … Read More