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Lovely Things // Unisex New Baby Gift Guide

My best friend is about to bring her first baby into the world at any given moment. Eek! They haven’t found out the gender, so it’s even more exciting! I’m on tenterhooks with every text and cannot wait to have baby snuggles. It feels very strange to have her join the proverbial “club”. I’ve been a mother for almost five years now and, as one of the first in our peer group to have a baby, I had gotten used to being the only one to bring the children to  ...

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Motherhood // Getting Through the Baby Blues

This post was written by Holly Ashby. She works for Will Williams Meditation, who provide courses on Vedic Meditation, an easier and more effective alternative to Mindfulness Meditation, in central London. The baby blues are incredibly common. Buffeted by storms of hormones, shell-shocked from the birth and facing the enormous responsibility of looking after an entirely helpless human being, it’s not surprising that we might not feel at our best in the weeks and months after bringing new  ...

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Breastfeeding

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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Giveaway // Win a Medela Swing Electric Breastpump

Back in October I reviewed the fantastic Medela Swing Electric Breastpump. I found it so useful for increasing my milk supply when I was establishing breastfeeding with H-Bear; it’s definitely one of my essential baby items that I’d recommend to all Mamas-to-be to buy if they’re considering breastfeeding, as I found it much more effective than a manual pump and it really is a fantastic product (plus handy for travelling – M25 pumping anyone?!). I’m no longer  ...

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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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