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Christmas with your newborn – enjoy and stay sane!

Congratulations on your newborn – the best Christmas present ever! At this intense time of year, the festive season can throw up some unexpected issues. Here’s how to enjoy Christmas with your newborn.   Bonding and attachment First of all, Christmas or no Christmas, your first priority is your baby. Period. Whatever else you do, [...]

By | 2018-11-26T12:17:17+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

Breastfeeding after a c-section

  Whether you know in advance you are having a c-section, or it is a last minute change of plan, many mothers wonder if this will have any impact on breastfeeding. It’s certainly true that there are a lot of very unhelpful urban myths around. Here, I’ll try to help you understand the impact of [...]

By | 2018-09-13T14:19:25+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breastfeeding after pregnancy loss and anxiety

​ Anxiety is a common part of life, and some mothers find it affects them more severely due to previous pregnancy problems. If you are the mother that experienced anxiety over every little twinge during pregnancy, you’ll know what I mean. If you’re the mother who seriously considered shelling out hundreds of pounds for private [...]

By | 2018-07-27T10:06:28+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holistic Sleep Coaching

Holistic Sleep Coaching is something I'm passionate about. Infants and small children are vulnerable and deserve our best. Parents are also vulnerable and deserve respect, truth and choices. I'm going to attempt to summarise what I think holistic sleep coaching is all about.... The dilemma Infants are probably sleeping no differently now than they were [...]

By | 2018-03-29T14:28:24+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

Calm and confident parent

How to be a calm and confident parent - sounds good right? With the best will in the world, it's not always easy to remain calm in the chaos! I often refer to teatime as the 'gutter of the day'. Why? Well, by then, most of us have reached the end of our reserves. Often [...]

By | 2018-02-12T14:17:18+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

When are nipple shields helpful?

Nipple shields can divide opinion! Whether you want to know if nipple shields might help, or you want to ditch your shields, read on! I have sore nipples - should I use nipple shields? This is probably the most common reason women consider using nipple shields. The thought is that if you have nipple trauma, [...]

By | 2017-12-17T19:22:22+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|0 Comments

Early rising, late bedtimes – is there any hope?

One of the most common things I get asked about is how to help children who either have an early rising habit, or have a late bedtime. For exhausted parents, tired of having disrupted or stressful evenings, or cripplingly early starts - there is indeed hope! First of all, infants, children adolescents and adults all [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:36:39+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Sleep|0 Comments

Sleep tips for expectant parents!

I've had a lot of clients lately who I helped with their first child, and have recently emailed me with the happy news that they're expecting again - every single one of them has asked about sleep tips for expectant parents. They are so wise! The best way to deal with sleep is proactively. This [...]

By | 2017-12-04T13:00:31+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

Second night babies – how to stay calm in the chaos

Beware of the second night! If you've had a baby, or worked with a newborn, you'll know what I mean. The first day with a new baby is often very sleepy and spent in a haze of post-birth euphoria and tiredness. That goes for babies too! Then, the second night lands and wham - your [...]

By | 2017-11-30T09:14:19+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

How to gently encourage more nighttime sleep

The thorny issue of how to improve nighttime sleep is tricky to tackle generically, as the advice I would usually offer is individually tailored to my clients. The trouble is - no one single strategy works for everyone, so without knowing your unique situation, all I can offer is some general advice. Realistic expectations about [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:12:33+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments