Nine Benefits Of Tandem Breastfeeding

When Ameli was a baby I wrote many articles on breastfeeding and its benefits. I wrote about things I wish I’d known about breastfeeding, and some relatively unknown things about breast milk, and how breast milk is made. I’ve shared my confessions of an extended breastfeeder and I’ve written about the highs and lows of breastfeeding during… Read more: Nine Benefits Of Tandem Breastfeeding

Goodbye To Breastfeeding – 8 Years A Breastfeeder

Ameli was born in October 2009 and aside from a single prenatal class on breastfeeding, the sum total of my thought and planning on the subject of breastfeeding was “we’d best get in some formula, just in case”. I hadn’t considered “in case of what?” I certainly didn’t plan on becoming an active breastfeeding advocate. As… Read more: Goodbye To Breastfeeding – 8 Years A Breastfeeder

The Benefits Of Donor Breast Milk

The year Ameli was born, I wrote a series of breastfeeding related posts as a first time mother, entirely in love with breastfeeding. I wrote about the things I wish I’d known before I started, and about some of the very rarely known facts about breastmilk as well as reintroducing breastfeeding if you had to stop… Read more: The Benefits Of Donor Breast Milk

Mega Competitions For National Breastfeeding Week UK

This year, for National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, we’re again joining Keep Britain Breastfeeding in the Breastfeeding Week Scavenger Hunt. As part of the scavenger hunt, I have these two competitions running: Breast Milk Keepsake Valued at £30 A Breast Milk Keepsake is a memento of your breastfeeding journey, it’s a badge of honour and something tangible to… Read more: Mega Competitions For National Breastfeeding Week UK

Finding Supportive Breastfeeding Supporters

Breastfeeding is one of the most enriching, amazing things I’ve ever done. It’s also one of the hardest at times and often requires a dedication and commitment I didn’t know I had. I’ve often said that support is absolutely essential to a successful breastfeeding relationship, and where you find that support can make or break… Read more: Finding Supportive Breastfeeding Supporters

Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt

During the month of June, we here at Diary of a First Child will be joining up with the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt.  A group of bloggers and businesses will be posting about breastfeeding over the course of the month and on each post you will be able to use Rafflecopter to collect points… Read more: Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt

What’s In Store For National Breastfeeding Awareness Week

The week ahead is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week. If breastfeeding isn’t something that interests you, you might find the week a little overwhelming. I apologise for that in advance. Don’t worry, next week will be here before you know it. Here are links to a few articles I’ve written about breastfeeding in the past: For… Read more: What’s In Store For National Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Why Do We Need National Breastfeeding Awareness Week?

It’s that time of the year again – National Breastfeeding Awareness Week. Although, this year, the government have removed funding for it, meaning the 14p they used to spend on each baby in the UK ‘advertising’ breastfeeding (instead of the £20 spent by formula companies) is reduced to, well, nothing. Fortunately, those of us who… Read more: Why Do We Need National Breastfeeding Awareness Week?

Rebirthing: For Emotional Healing And Breastfeeding Reintroduction

A few days ago I heard about something I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of before: Rebirthing. @mamapeardesigns was asking questions about it on twitter, and I was immediately intrigued, so I started reading more about it. There isn’t a huge amount of information, sadly, and I’d love to know if anyone has experience of… Read more: Rebirthing: For Emotional Healing And Breastfeeding Reintroduction

Why Breastfeeding Should Make Sense

Before I was pregnant I knew nothing about babies or breastfeeding. Honestly, it was Greek to me. Well, no, because I understand some Greek. But it was a whole other world. Since having my little girl 11 months ago, however, everything has changed. So for just a few minutes here, I want to ignore what… Read more: Why Breastfeeding Should Make Sense