Antenatal Expression of Colostrum – some tips

If you want to know more of the when, how and why you might want to, check out this link from an NHS trust (direct PDF download). Here are some tried and tested tips for you.. Get the oxytocin flowing stroke, relax, time your time and roll fingers towards the nipple. Light touch, like a… Continue reading Antenatal Expression of Colostrum – some tips

You hold the puzzle pieces

You are the holder of the puzzle pieces.I got all emotional last time I taught an introduction to #slings #workshop with @villagemidwife.Talking about these puzzle pieces, made me well up with emotion, remembering one of the times I #knew I meant for this work.As I passed around a box of puzzle prices, explained how you… Continue reading You hold the puzzle pieces

A party with out my baby

Another common query from parents at this time of year in the UK. It's Christmas party season with employers and families alike. So what's the norm for breastfeeding families in these scenarios? From the moment your baby was born, they began to rely on you for nourishment, comfort, safety and as researcher Neils Burgman would… Continue reading A party with out my baby

Asking for help

Here in the UK, there is a pervasive thought that breastfeeding will happen naturally and if it doesn't, the help being offered must be the best. Parents often then conclude that if that hasn't worked, nothing will. Here is where many parents trip up with their new kids, and the health care system fails them.… Continue reading Asking for help

It’s quite normal, sorry.

How often have you thought, this problem is unique to just me, my family or my kid? You might find out that issue or situation actually it's quite common but many parents get stuck without knowing how to gain realistic expectations and norms. But why? As I type up another follow up email about just… Continue reading It’s quite normal, sorry.