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Breastfeeding // “Easy and convenient” for whom, Jamie?

I’m a bit late to the party on this one, as I spent a lovely tech-free day with the family yesterday, so I’m only just catching up with the news of Jamie Oliver’s new campaign… And it’s “Get British Mums Breastfeeding”. Oh, good. Because we all need a man wading into the propaganda-ridden world of “breast is best” to explain to us stupid women why we should be breastfeeding our babies. Why we’re going to make them fat later in life  ...

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Breastfeeding // The End of the Journey

Well, Breasts, here we are. At almost five months our journey has come to an end. Part of me feels sad; I had grown to enjoy breastfeeding… Our 3am snuggles. The little hand that would rest itself on the top of my breast stating its claim. The satisfaction that I was the one growing him out of the womb, as I had grown him inside. I’d be lying if I said I’d enjoyed every minute of it, but there is something so very magical about breastfeeding when you finally crack it. A  ...

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Breastfeeding // The Pros + Cons

Indy turns four months old on Friday, and I’m still breastfeeding him (alternating between breast and bottle)! Even though I’m no longer exclusively breastfeeding, I’m so so proud that I’ve made it this far, as there have been many times when I’ve wanted to stop. The breastfeeding vs bottlefeeding debate has changed vastly since I had Busby back in 2012. I remember sitting in our postnatal class, feeding her from the bottle, feeling utterly judged by the other  ...

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Review // Medela Swing Electric Breast Pump

We were sent a Medela Swing Electric Breast pump to use as part of the Medela Mum campaign. I was really looking forward to putting it to the test, as I only had a manual pump when I was trying (and failing) to breastfeed Busby, and remember spending hours on the sofa, only to produce a minute amount of milk for her. I started using the electric pump when Indy was a couple of days old to try and bring my milk in. My milk took around 4-5 days to come in this time round, and I was reluctant  ...

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Breastfeeding // Is this goodbye?

Dear Breasts, You’ve done well. You’ve served your purpose for three and a half months now, and I couldn’t be prouder of you. From the early days with Indy suckling; the tongue-tie, the cracked nipples, the bleeding. I slathered lanolin cream all over you and you healed beautifully. You got used to be pulled and sucked (for what felt like) hundreds of times a day. We got through the blocked duct saga swiftly with the help of Dr Google. I thought child birth was  ...

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