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Breastfeeding // The Early Days

“One Tuesday afternoon, the warm sun came out and POP! out of his Mama came a tiny and very hungry Baby. He started to look for some food.” As soon as HRH entered the world, he lifted his teeny head and looked for my breast… and not much has changed since that day two weeks ago. Establishing breastfeeding hasn’t been easy (is it ever?):

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Breastfeeding // My Breastfeeding Hopes & Fears (with Baby #2)

Those of you who have been long-time Make, Do & Push! Readers may remember that my breastfeeding journey with Busby was a short-lived, frustrating, tense period of time, which ended before it had really begun. I’ve always felt disappointed that I didn’t breastfeed for longer; I was in so much pain (bleeding nipples etc) and had such a daily difference of opinion and care, that in the end switching fully to bottle feeding seemed the best solution for both my sanity and for  ...

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Formula: A Mother’s Taboo

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now, but haven’t had the courage to do it as it’s a controversial, taboo subject. But my mind is in an honest and open place at the moment, and I felt it was time.  Firstly, I want to say that breast milk is, of course, 100% the best thing for your baby. I’d like to make it clear that I’m not disputing that in any way. Got that? Breast is best! However, there are times when breastfeeding doesn’t always work  ...

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There’s no use crying over spilt milk

Mama Moo Cow and a her calf I entered into the world of breast feeding rather naively. I assumed that, as it’s such a natural function, it would be easy. I dismissed horror stories of cracked, bleeding nipples and mastitis, thinking “that won’t happen to me – I’ll be fine.” I hadn’t even bought any nipple cream in my pre-Grape pregnancy/post-pregnancy toiletry shop. But the truth is I’m really struggling with breast feeding. It all started off  ...

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