Redness is not a reliable sign of mastitis⠀

I hear the breath catch in your throat, of course, it is you think! ⠀ But is it? I ask you.⠀You’ve read it in all the online info you accessed for your own #breastfeeding journey. ⠀You’ve read it in all the textbooks you used to study to help lactating parents. ⠀Yet this diagnostic indictor (redness)… Continue reading Redness is not a reliable sign of mastitis⠀

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

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

Responsive parenting in a heatwave

Your little one does not stop expecting their needs to be met, just because its hot outside but you might have questions about caring for you little one when those needs seem harder to meet in the heat It is just as important as ever to read and meet your little peoples needs. Here are… Continue reading Responsive parenting in a heatwave

Truth in Motherhood

New podcast episode What lies have you beloved about yourself? This will be hard? You can't do this? The other way is easier? This weeks podcast episode I wonder about the lies we believe in parenthood "We are the only species of mammals that doubts our ability to give birth" or - feed our babies!… Continue reading Truth in Motherhood