Yay! I did it! After 10 fantastic weeks of training, I am now a breastfeeding peer supporter. This means that once my DBS checks are back I can volunteer on the post natal wards, NICU and children's centres and help mums who are struggling to breastfeed or who just need some support or information. I … Continue reading I Am Now A Breastfeeding Peer Supporter!
So, I was scrolling through Facebook last night as you do, when I saw a post from another mum on a mummy group. She was ranting about her husband, fair enough, he sounds like a lazy ass and we all need to rant sometimes. But the comments astounded me and left me feeling sick. She … Continue reading Why Men Need Feminism Too
Heather Wolf — 'There is no such thing as tough love. Love is kind, love is compassionate, love is tender." When it comes to babies, there is no such thing as 'tough love'. The closest thing to 'tough love' I can think of is taking control of all finances whilst your partner who is a … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As ‘Tough Love’
Anyone who has suffered with post-birth trauma has probably had this phrase chucked at them along with a handful of other unhelpful and isolating phrases. Yes-ultimately, giving birth to a healthy baby is the main goal, but mum's feelings are incredibly important too. If a mum doesn't get the birth experience she longed for, if … Continue reading ‘Your Baby Is Healthy, That’s All That Matters’
People so often go on about the things that aren't really essential post-birth, they may be helpful and make things slightly easier like bouncers and swings but no one talks about what really matters. They may not be essential to some people but they're all things that have been proved to improve the health and … Continue reading Things That REALLY Matter Post-Birth
You know what pisses me off? How so-called gentle parents who preach about the importance of being gentle to your children seem to be the ones always jumping on posts throwing insults and chucking in their 2 pence whenever possible. I know no one can MAKE you feel anything but sometimes it doesn't matter how … Continue reading In The Grand Scheme Of Things, Does It Really Matter?
It's okay to co sleep, your baby might not settle in their moses basket and that's perfectly normal. Here are the co sleeping safety guidelines. You have a choice. You don't HAVE to be induced, you don't HAVE to have a hospital birth, you don't HAVE to do x,y,z. Cluster feeding is normal when breastfeeding. … Continue reading Things Midwives Forget To Tell Mothers
I've been thinking a lot lately about how we constantly put fathers down. We assume that they are all clueless about parenting and if they are left in charge of the kids then something will definitely go wrong. I can safely say that every time I am left in charge of Freddie (every day) something … Continue reading Dads Are Not Babysitters, They Are Parents
We all know that breastfeeding is a shameful and immodest act. I fear that indiscreet breastfeeding will make men uncomfortable as it's hard to ogle over boobs when there's a baby attached. Those poor men. I've written a list of ways to be discreet whilst breastfeeding so we can stop making other people feel uncomfortable. … Continue reading 5 Ways To Be Discreet Whilst Breastfeeding
Nobody wants to create a rod for their own back. Ugh God forbid your children actually grow up to feel safe and well attached to their parents. What kind of world would that be? The downside to creating a rod for your own back is your child or baby MAY be a happy and content … Continue reading 9 Ways To Create A Rod For Your Own Back