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Can every mother breastfeed her baby?

If I had a pound for every time I heard someone ask “Can every mother breastfeed her baby?” I would be a wealthy woman. Certainly, if the horror stories, tabloid articles and certain books and websites are to be believed, the odds of an individual mother succeeding at breastfeeding are pretty dismal. Is breastfeeding success a [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:14:05+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|2 Comments

Why are gentle sleep solutions so important?

As a firm advocate of gentle parenting, infant and child mental health, attachment, bonding and breastfeeding, I sometimes encounter confusion from my like-minded colleagues! Many people do not understand the need for gentle sleep solutions  – it is sometimes seen as conflicting with attachment parenting and breastfeeding. Yet, I disagree! Here are the most common [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:09:56+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

A lactation consultant’s guide to bottle feeding

For anyone who isn't aware, lactation consultants are not anti-bottle feeding. We are always pro-babies, and pro-mothers. There are many very good reasons why you may be bottle feeding, or even considering bottle feeding. I don't judge you for any of them. I don't know your story, and this is not the post to discuss how to [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:14:46+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|9 Comments

When your breastfed baby is admitted to hospital

A hospital admission is extremely scary and overwhelming, whatever the reason for the admission. When you're breastfeeding your baby, this can be especially difficult. Sometimes it can feel like breastfeeding is being put on 'the back burner' when there is a problem with your baby's health or weight, but actually, there is no need for breastfeeding to be [...]

By | 2018-01-21T13:35:29+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|9 Comments

Ineffective feeding as a cause of poor infant weight gain

‘Let down surfing' – a subtle cause of poor infant weight gain “But he feeds for ages” “I’m always feeding – how can she not be getting enough” “It must be me – I don’t have enough milk” “I’ve been told there’s nothing wrong with the positioning” ​ Any of these sound familiar? Usually, poor weight gain [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:50:20+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|3 Comments

What to expect from sleep coaching

Are you ready to make some gentle, positive changes to help everyone sleep better? Are you ready to accept some inconvenience for a few weeks? Do you accept that this will not be easy? Sleep coaching is not essential for everyone. If you are happy with the way things are, or cannot face making changes [...]

By | 2019-02-13T15:04:26+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Sleep|1 Comment

How to stop breastfeeding

... with as few tears as possible Firstly, well done for every single drop of milk that you’ve made and fed to your little one! Every day, week, month and year matters to the long term health and wellbeing of your child, so you deserve to feel rightly proud. ​ There are so many reasons [...]

By | 2018-06-19T20:35:41+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|0 Comments

Allergies and Sleep

Have you ever wondered why so many more people seem to have an allergy these days? Does it occur to you that we seem to be a sicker society than ever before? Why is the 'free from' aisle getting broader every year? A lot of people have quite a narrow and simplistic view of allergy. [...]

By | 2017-06-30T14:53:18+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Sleep|1 Comment