Last week, I was talking with a friend and human I admire, about their internal wobbles surrounding sitting the Lactation Consultant exam. As I only sat the exam in October 2019, I remember these feelings well, right here, in the pit of my stomach. During our chat, the title of the blog appeared in my… Continue reading The job I hired myself for
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
Update March 2020 - many of these organisations will have an online offering, do still get in touch whilst physical groups are closed NHS provision NHS please ask your midwife/health visitor for the most up to date clinics. The flyers on this link are nessiasrily the most up to date. I will upload more as… Continue reading Feeding support in and around High Wycombe
& interplay with religion. I found this set of videos so interesting, most of this is relevant to many modern parents entering parenthood. What was new to me, as a non-religious person, was to hear more about the interplay with depression & religious beliefs/culture (This is the best terminology I have for this, please tell… Continue reading Postnatal depression
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.
5th ed Wombach & Riordan Except, about breastfeeding and human lactation, there really really is. When I am seen carrying around my text books, whilst I study for the IBCLC certification exam, and I am asked all the time why there is so much to know about breastfeeding. You just pop your baby on and… Continue reading There isn’t that much to know – is there?
So your partner is about to have your child and you've heard a lot, (how could you not?) about how breastfeeding is the best. Thing is you've also heard it has disadvantages, heard not everyone can do it and your worried. You want your kid to get all the good stuff, you want your partner… Continue reading My partner wants to breastfeed
Can you do it? Yes you can! This episode and links aim to empower you, get in touch if you want to explore your options further or share your experiences 🙂 Resources mentioned Unicef - beyond 12 months Kellymom - milk components beyond 12 months La Leche Leauge - breastfeeding and working Nancy Mohrbacher -… Continue reading Breastfeeding and working
This blog is born out of the conversations I have had / seen about about Black Breastfeeding Week in September 2019. If you have thoughts like these, read on. Black breastfeeding week is a USA thing. I support everyone who seeks my support.I do enough, this week does not apply to me. It is uncomfortable… Continue reading Confused by Black Breastfeeding Week?
Podcast episode 3 Supporting loved one in their own feeding journey can be emotional. It can be hard. Sometimes your passion for breastfeeding can even backfire. In this episode I discuss my 3 top tips for doing the best by you and the other parent. 1. Listen - Listen and listen again. 2. Love -… Continue reading Supporting others to breastfeed – podcast
Are they selling the right message? There is a baby show in the county I work within, this month. I remember visiting one, heavily pregnant with my first born son and I thought of the type of help I needed then. I didn't know what I know now, two babes later. At the time, like… Continue reading Baby shows & local support services
Many new parents (& many health care professionals) assume, the further away from new born days they get, the less breastfeeding questions they will have. It is not uncommon, however, for a parent to suddenly realise the surpassed their goals and beyond babyhood, new challenges and questions arise. Then it can be hard to find… Continue reading Breastfeeding Gynastics
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They came, they latched on, & they went home with a spring in their step. Here's what happened when the Big Latch on and workshops came to High Wycombe in August 2019. Every year, all around the world, from 1 to 7 August is World Breastfeeding Week. Individuals and organisations alike, are encouraged celebrate, collaborate… Continue reading Big Latch On & Workshops
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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
Here are my top 6 sleep resources, good for parents and professionals alike. I use these often and found many of them helpful personally too. Is your favourite here? Sleep Websites Reasons why night waking is the biological norm by LLL Greast Britain Baby Sleep Information Scource (BASIS) - This website presents research evidence about… Continue reading 6 Sleep resources
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
What happens if someone comes in the dark of night and gifts your the confidence you need to succeed? 💭This is what happened for a family recently and with permission, I share with you what happens within babywearing consultation with me (babywearing consultation). L I S T E N First I listen to your needs… Continue reading B A B Y W E A R I N G CONSULTATION
In this blog: Outgrowing first sling Diverse abilities Holidaying with slings The title of this blog is a typical query for a babywearing consultant. Like most of the parents I work with, this mum has chosen to tune into her child's needs, not turn away from them. She has met a challenge and bravely, seeks… Continue reading Help, I have a last minute holiday and no space for a pushchair!
This weeks podcast, I am reflecting upon unmet expectations in parenting, feeding and how coming together to share and learn helps. Share your thoughts with me on social media @beyondbabyhood. Book on the Big Latch On & workshops here. Listen on Anchor, Apple, Google &, many more 😁
None of us are perfect, we live busy lives, often juggling many mental processes at once. We try our best to listen to those we are supporting but sometimes we may fall short. Honing in on listening skills can really help us offer more effective support. The photos bellow are adapted from a list by the Bloemfontein… Continue reading Listening Skills
A-Z of babywearing beyond babyhood. Is your favorite here?